MINI has introduced the Graphite, a special edition model that offers extra equipment to boost sales. Available on the MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D it also comes with special paint and trim. Prices start at £13,075 on-the-road.
Dark Silver metallic paint, usually only offered on the Cooper S and John Cooper Works MINIs, is standard on the Graphite models. Other standard features include a Graphite badge on the B-pillars, Piano Black interior and white indicator lenses. The MINI One variant comes with 15-inch alloy wheels while the Cooper and Cooper D are fitted with 16-inch rims. Customers choosing the Cooper also get a choice of black or white bonnet stripes while the One Graphite is only available with black stripes.
To specify all the equipment fitted to the special edition to a standard MINI - assuming you could order Dark Silver paint - would cost £235 to £280 more than the price of the Graphite edition. Prices start at £13,075 for the One, £14,590 for the Cooper and £15,660 for the Cooper D.
The MINI One, Cooper and Cooper D Graphite models are available now.
John Lambert - 6 May 2009