The much-loved BMW MINI is 60 years old
January 17, 2019: It was the summer of ’59 when BMW launched the first classic Mini by sports car designer John Cooper and Alec Issigonis. The designer was sure that the design features of the new small car would benefit not just interior space but also the car's agile driving properties. It’s 2019 now, and the car has constantly reinvented itself – firmly rooted in tradition yet always open to change.
With design and equipment features that are both high-quality and exclusive, the MINI 60 Years Edition expresses the brand's sporting spirit – something that is a constant presence even in everyday urban traffic. Specific design features for the exterior and interior emphasise the authentic background and agile character of the original in the small car segment – Special edition as MINI 3 Door and MINI 5 Door, each available in four engine variants.
The design model's striking 60 Years logo appears not just on the left-hand bonnet stripe but also on the side scuttles of the turn indicators and on the door sill finishers at the driver and front passenger doors. Inside the car it can also be seen on the model-specific interior trim finishers, front headrests and steering wheel.
The anniversary design can also be seen in the LED logo projection which is visible when the driver's door is opened. The standard equipment of the edition vehicles includes a sports leather steering wheel along with sports seats in the leather finish MINI Yours Leather Lounge 60 Years and the exclusive colour Dark Maroon.
See the old (the original 1959 Morris Mini-Minor) and the new chatting it up in this cute video, while seeing some features of the MINI 60 up and close.