Monday, September 12, 2011

Mobil "Mini" Limited Edition Seri Ulang Tahun

Mini adalah mobil kecil yang dibuat oleh British Motor Corporation (BMC) dan penerusnya dari tahun 1959 sampai tahun 2000. Dianggap sebagai ikon Inggris tahun 1960-an. Dengan front-wheel-drive dan tata ruang dan tata letak (yang memungkinkan 80% dari luas wilayah floorpan mobil dapat digunakan untuk penumpang dan bagasi) yang mempengaruhi generasi para produsen-produsen mobil. Kendaraan ini dalam beberapa hal dianggap setara dengan mobil Jerman kontemporer, Volkswagen Beetle, yang juga sama-sama popular di Amerika Utara. Pada tahun 1999 Mini terpilih sebagai mobil paling berpengaruh kedua abad ke-20, di belakang Ford Model T. Setelah berganti kepemilikan di tahun 2000, Mini skarang dikenal dengan nama New MINI atau BMW MINI. Berikut seri ulang tahun (limited edition) dari Mini:

Mini 25
  • Year: 1984 (July)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 998cc
  • Exterior colour: Silver Leaf Metallic (MME - BLVC421)
  • Exterior trim: Nimbus Grey
  • Decals/badges: Side and rear grey and red stripes with "Mini 25" logos
  • Interior: Luxury velvet with red piping, zip pockets fitted to front seats, red seat belts, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Equipment: 12" wheels, 8.4" front disc brakes, full-width wheel trim with arch extensions, 1275GT instrumentation, tinted glass, stereo radio cassette, twin door mirrors
  • Production: 3,500 in UK, 1,500 exported
  • Cost new: £3,865

Mini 30

  • Year: 1989 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Mayfair
  • Engine: 998cc
  • Exterior colour: Cherry Red (COG - BLVC843) and Black (PMA - BLVC90)
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers and grille
  • Decals/badges: Coachlines and 1959-1989 crests
  • Interior: Half leather/lightning cloth, red piping
  • Equipment: Minilite-style wheels, security coded stereo, leather-bound copy of Rob Golding's book ("Mini")
  • Production: 3,000 for UK
  • Cost new: £5,599
Of the 3,000 produced for the UK, 2,000 were in Cherry Red and 1,000 were Black; 2,800 were manual and 200 had an automatic gearbox (which was offered for the first time in a limited edition.)

Mini 35
  • Year: 1994 (June)
  • Based on: Mini Sprite
  • Engine: 1275cc Single point fuel injection
  • Exterior colour: Pearlescent Nevada Red, Metallic Arizona Blue, Diamond White & Metallic British Racing Green
  • Exterior trim: Chrome grille, lock set and door handles, auxiliary driving lamps. Electric adjustable headlamp aim. Export option: Webasto sunroof.
  • Decals/badges: Silver coachline with special decals.
  • Interior: Blue-and-pink "Jamboree" fabric; export option: all leather, perforated leather inserts, colored piping that matched the exterior. Full walnut wood dash and door cappings.
  • Equipment: Opening rear windows, R652 stereo
  • Production: 1,000 for UK (RHD domestic), 400 for export (LHD)
  • Cost new: £5,695
The 35 did not come with alloy wheels as standard. An automatic transmission was offered as an option. This limited edition was also offered in France, Italy and Japan, although it was identified by different names in those markets. 400 Mini35LE Left Hand Drive cars were also built only for export to Holland and Germany late in the model year (November '94). They were painted British Racing Green Metallic and had all leather interior with piping trim that matched the exterior color. They had 13" alloy wheels and extended wheel arches. They had the same silver coachlines and special decals and a special wood-rimmed steering wheel with a 35th Anniversary horn button. Only a few were sold and the rest re-badged and sold as 1995 models.

Mini 40
  • Year: 1999 (April)
  • Based on: Mini Cooper
  • Engine: 1275cc MPi (Multi-Point Injection)
  • Exterior colours: Island Blue (BU5), Mulberry Red (CDM - BLVC1274), Old English White (WT3) and Tahiti Blue Metallic
  • Exterior trim: Chrome bumpers, grille, and handles. Optional Webasto electric sunroof.
  • Decals/badges: Gold "Mini 40" bonnet badge, anniversary decal on the body sides, chrome "GB" on boot
  • Interior: Color-matched leather seats with contrasting piping, alloy dashboard, chrome detailed instruments, and a leather facia top, handbrake, and gear knob.
  • Equipment: CD Player, 13" Sportspack wheels, Sportspack arches, twin spotlamps
  • Production: 250 for UK
  • Cost new: £10,995

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