(from Mini Press
Release) Sauntering through the city in style: MINI Hyde Park
and MINI Green Park.
Munich. 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 models MINI Hyde Park and
MINI Green Park, whose exclusive colour combinations and trim levels
lend them an appeal that is at once classic and sporty. Yet again
MINI strikes attractive individual notes with these eye-catching
characters on wheels who are ready to unleash their 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 and MINI Green Park with a
self-assured and stylish presence. Both design models are available
worldwide in MINI and MINI Clubman body styles. Depending on the
market, there is a choice of up to four engine variants: the MINI
Cooper and MINI Cooper Clubman with 90 kW/122 hp,
MINI Cooper D and MINI Cooper D Clubman (82 kW/112 hp), MINI Cooper
S and MINI Cooper S Clubman (135 kW/184 hp) and the MINI Cooper SD
and MINI Cooper SD Clubman (105 kW/143 hp). All engines come as
standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while a six-speed
automatic is optionally available.
MINI Hyde Park: classic espousal
of a British way of life.
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 are 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.
Along with the direction indicators integrated in the headlights,
this lends the side indicators and rear lights a markedly individual
look as well.
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 entire range available to 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 London-Brighton Run, the annual veteran car rally. In 2012,
as part of the Olympic Games hosted by the capital of MINI’s home
country, the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming events will be held in
MINI Green Park: ambassador of the
The traditional British
passion for sporting competition is expressed in the exclusive
design of the MINI Green Park. The roof and exterior mirror caps
display British Racing Green paintwork, forming a pleasing contrast
with bodywork in Pepper White. Bonnet stripes in British Racing
Green and transparent white lenses for the direction indicators
heighten the distinctly classic-sporty look. On this design model,
too, the lower C-pillars of the MINI Clubman are in body colour.
The MINI Green Park likewise has interior surfaces in Pepper White,
reflecting a cabin design that takes its cue from the exterior. And
providing the perfect complement again are seats in Black or Polar
Beige and the MINI Yours leather-lined dashboard in a combination of
Black/Polar Beige. Also available as an alternative to the MINI
design favourites are all other variants along with the entire range
of optional extras for the MINI and MINI Clubman.
The MINI Green Park takes its name from a recreational area very
near Buckingham Palace. Covering an expanse of 19 hectares, this
park forms a key element of the city’s green belt, linking Hyde Park
to St James’ Park. All told, it makes for a walk of some four
kilometres through the Royal Parks, from Kensington Palace in the
west to Downing Street in the east.