MINI appears to be on a roll at the moment, launching quite a lot of particular version fashions internationally. Earlier at the moment we noticed the MINI 1499 GT mannequin which is out there for the UK market alone for a restricted time. Now we’re turning our consideration to the French market the place there’s a brand new particular hardtop for the MINI connoisseur. The MINI Blackfriars hardtop will probably be out there in both three or 5 door codecs up till the tip of December.
As you in all probability guessed, the Blackfriars MINI is impressed by the well-known Dominican monks that used to reside in London. Since they wore all black clothes, the theme of the automotive couldn’t be anything however black. The B and C pillars are accomplished in matte black whereas the flip alerts are additionally accomplished in the identical theme. There are Blackfriars badges thrown on the entrance fenders as properly, to level out the uncommon character of the automobiles, whereas the 17″ wheels are additionally carrying black accents.
The Blackfriars version comes with a leather-based and material mixture inside whereas a panoramic sunroof completes the bundle. Similar to on the skin, the inside additionally encompasses a Blackfriars badge to remind occupants they’re sitting in a particular mannequin. These fascinated about it may well solely go for decrease trim fashions just like the One, Cooper, One D and Cooper D variations. Subsequently, probably the most highly effective mannequin you may get has 136 HP.
All these new fashions are principally a swansong for the present mannequin because the Oxford peeps are already engaged on a facelift for the Hardtop. The automotive is anticipated to be launched subsequent yr with a few small upgrades and tweaks in important areas. The entrance and rear ends will get small visible adjustments whereas contained in the cabin clients will almost certainly take pleasure in new commodities like a contact delicate display screen for the infotainment system and different novelties.