As MINI defines the streetscape, so the Royal Parks in the heart of London define the structure and rhythm of life of an entire city. For centuries they have constituted vital oases amid the hustle and bustle of the English capital. Now the championing of British tradition and lifestyle can be expressed in particularly stylish fashion courtesy of the design model MINI Hyde Park, whose exclusive colour combinations and trim levels lend it an appeal that is at once classic and sporty. Yet again MINI strikes attractive individual notes with this eye-catching character on wheels that is ready to unleash its impact amid the urban traffic of other big cities as well.
Harmoniously combined design and trim features for the exterior and interior imbue the MINI Hyde Park with a self-assured and stylish presence. The design model is available worldwide in MINI and MINI Clubman body styles. Two engine variants of each model will be made available for the Chinese market: the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper Clubman develop 88 kW/120 hp, while the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper S Clubman are powered by a 135 kW/184 hp unit. Both engines link up as standard with a six-speed automatic transmission.
MINI Hyde Park: classic espousal of a British way of life.
Unobtrusive extravagance is the defining element when it comes to the appearance of the MINI Hyde Park. Its discreet Pepper White body colour is combined with Hot Chocolate contrasting paintwork – available for the first time – on the roof and exterior mirror caps. A further facet of the MINI Clubman colour scheme is the lower sections of the C-pillar in body colour. To match the contrasting paintwork, the MINI Hyde Park also sports bonnet and side stripes in Hot Chocolate, while another highlight is provided by indicator lenses in transparent white. This lends the direction indicators integrated into the headlights, as well as the side indicators and rear lights, a markedly individual look.
Inside the MINI Hyde Park, surfaces in Pepper White underline the classic, balanced overall impression. The seat upholstery and optional Colour Line draw on the full range of trims available for the MINI and MINI Clubman. Ensuring a particularly eloquent interior design match are seats in cloth/leather or Leather Gravity with the Carbon Black or Polar Beige Colour Line and the MINI Yours dashboard lined in leather in a Black/Polar Beige combination.
With the MINI Hyde Park, the British premium small car manufacturer continues the tradition of design and special-edition models named after parts of London. Hyde Park spans 140 hectares and is famous for its Speakers' Corner on the northeastern edge. The park is a haven for countless leisure activities in the centre of London and a green oasis that invites you to stroll between the shopping hot spots of Kensington and Oxford Street. It is also the starting point for the annual London-Brighton Run veteran car rally. And when the flame is lit for the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in the capital city of MINI's home country, the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming events will be held in Hyde Park.