A Pair Of Very Special MINIs

MINI has always been the brand of expression and individuality, and it continues to carry that flag with two important launches in the Philippines.

Introducing, the MINI Convertible Seaside Edition and the Clubman Untold Edition – both offering a special treat to the distinguished clientelle of British United Automobiles, Inc., the official and exclusive distributor of MINI vehicles in the country.

Both vehicles are powered by MINI’s TwinPower turbo 2.0-liter engine that sends down 178hp and 280 Nm torque to the wheels via a 7-speed Steptronic Sport dual-clutch transmission featuring a double clutch for seamless power delivery and precise gear changes

MINI Convertible Seaside Edition

The star of the evening, the MINI Convertible Seaside Edition, is exclusively available in the Cooper S variant. With only ten units available in Manila, this limited-edition model promises each owner an unparalleled level of exclusivity.

Mr. Daren Ching, Head of MINI Asia, expressed his excitement, saying, “With more than 30 years of individual style and top-down driving fun, we are thrilled to celebrate the anniversary of the MINI Convertible with the Seaside Edition. This sporty classic showcases exclusive equipment and design features in a shimmering blue Caribbean Aqua paint finish or in a light Nanuq White body color.”

Willy Tee Ten, President of MINI Philippines, echoed the sentiment, stating, “Riding against the tide has always been in our MINI nature – it makes for fun and thrilling drives. Inspired by this spirit, we’re taking our legendary go-kart feeling further with the new limited MINI Convertible Seaside Edition, inspired by breezy, carefree adventures by the beach. We hope that our loyal MINI family in the Philippines will receive this limited-edition model with big love and a warm welcome.”

The MINI Convertible Seaside Edition offers premium open-air driving pleasure. The black, electrically operated soft top can be opened or closed automatically at speeds of up to 30 km/h, enhancing the driving experience.

The exterior of this exclusive edition boasts double decorative stripes in white running from the side doors to the rear of the vehicle. The front apron features a unique graphic with a stylized “30,” commemorating the model’s anniversary. This design perfectly complements the sporty character of the open-top four-seater, especially in the maritime-inspired Caribbean Aqua paint finish. Alternatively, the Nanuq White finish exudes elegance, resembling spotted clouds against a deep-blue summer sky.

Unique design features continue with discreet “Seaside” lettering on the side scuttles, a sporty orange “Seaside” lettering on the rear, and floating wheel caps showcasing the stylized “30.” Inside the vehicle, the interior is equally exclusive with edition-designed door sills, a sports leather steering wheel with “Seaside” lettering, and decorative trim strips on the front dashboards.

Even the MINI Convertible Seaside Edition vehicle key carries the theme, featuring the edition-specific graphic wave pattern in iridescent blue tones and the integrated “Seaside” lettering, ensuring no mix-ups with other keys.

Moreover, the MINI operating system optimizes quick and intuitive control of the vehicle functions, with Apple CarPlay available for connectivity. Safety features like Driving Assistant, lane departure warning, Park Distance Control, and a rear-view camera provide peace of mind for drivers.

As for the price, the MINI Cooper S Convertible Seaside Edition is priced at P3,720,000.

MINI Clubman Untold Edition

The MINI Clubman Untold Edition is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and individuality. 

The MINI Clubman Untold Edition showcases the versatility and style of the MINI Clubman in a unique way. It features attractive body paint finishes, alloy wheels, high-quality interior design, and exclusive decorative elements, elevating the Clubman’s already exceptional attributes.

The exterior of the Untold Edition is a sight to behold, with Sage Green metallic paintwork, a John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit-inspired front and rear apron design, and dark green MINI surrounds. The vehicle also boasts distinctive sport stripes on the bonnet and roof, exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels in Untold Spoke design, and Piano Black exterior equipment, adding to its sporty yet sophisticated appearance.

Inside, the Untold Edition continues to impress with sporty Sage Green MINI Yours Leather Lounge seats, illuminated accent strips, and interior surfaces designed with a subtle striped pattern in green. Refined Brass accents on air vents and a Nappa sports leather steering wheel with an edition emblem complete the interior’s stylish look.

The MINI Clubman Untold Edition comes equipped with advanced technology, including a MINI navigation system, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless charging, and a Driving Assistant system that enhances safety on the road. Features like Park Distance Control, rear view camera, cruise control, and lane departure warning further contribute to a seamless driving experience.

The MINI Clubman Untold Edition is now available in the Philippines at a retail price of P3,800,000.

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