MINI_60th_Anniversary_1At the start of the year we ran a news piece on the MINI 60 Years Edition, but reported that it would possibly be sold only in the UK, with none coming to Australia.

Thankfully that didn’t happen and they are definitely on their way Downunder. The complete range isn’t coming here, but the selections we do get are very much what Australian drivers are looking for.

That is, 2.0-litre petrol powered MINI Cooper and Cooper S hatches in both three- and five-door body styles.

The MINI 60 Years Edition has a new interpretation of the iconic British Racing Green paint, paired with a Pepper White hue. They have 60 Years Edition bonnet stripes and a new-design of 17- inch MINI 60 Years alloy wheels.


Inside are a MINI Yours leather wrapped steering wheel, MINI 60 Years emblems, MINI Yours Leather Lounge upholstery in Dark Cacao with green contrast piping and 60 Year detailing. The door bezels are in Piano Black.

MINI Cooper 60 Years Edition has popular features such as Comfort Access, LED headlights, front seat heating and wireless phone charging.

MINI Cooper S models also have a panorama glass sunroof, Harman Kardon audio system, and head-up display are standard.

The local importer tells us the MINI 60 Years Edition offers an additional $8,500 value over the models on which it is based, for only $4,000.


MINI is lagging behind in the warranty field, being covered for only three year at time when many other companies have now give five years, even seven years. There’s no distance limit on the MINIs.

The MINI 60 Years Edition pricing is as follows:
Cooper 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $33,900
Cooper S 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $43,900
Cooper 60 Years Edition 3-door Hatch $35,150
Cooper S 60 Years Edition 5-door Hatch $45,150
Note: These prices do not include government or dealer delivery charges. Contact your local MINI dealer for drive-away prices.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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