Product specialist for Mini, Daniel Silverwood, announced the two new models at the recent launch of the John Cooper Works Countryman SUV in Victoria.
The first to arrive will be the based on the Clubman Cooper S and wear the Masterpiece moniker - finished in White Silver metallic paint with a contrasting black roof, mirror caps, and bonnet stripes plus 18-inch Masterpiece alloy wheels and LED driving lights.
Inside, the Masterpiece picks up an upgraded infotainment system that adds Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging as well as the new Mini Connected system first seen on the Countryman range.
The Clubman Masterpiece limited edition will be restricted to just 30 units in Australia, set to go on sale in October. Mini claims almost $18,000 worth of extra equipment for an extra $11,400.
That will be followed by the Ice Blue edition hatch (top of page), based on the standard Cooper specification and available in both three- and five-door body styles with just 20 of each for Australia.
The name commemorates the reintroduction of Ice Blue paint from the previous generation Mini, with black accents for the roof, mirrors, and bonnet stripes, 16-inch black alloy wheels, plus LED headlights and bumper-mounted fog lights, and interior additions for an extra $5000.
Full details and pricing are expected to be revealed closer to the two special edition models hitting Australian showrooms.
Of the 420 Mini Seven limited editions that went on sale in May this year only a handful of units remain in dealer stock, with Mini Australia managing director Tony Sesto saying “we could have sold a lot more if we were able to get our hands on those.”
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