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MINI Hatch: Limited Edition 10/2018. MINI 1499 GT.

2018-10-05 10:37




In 1969 Mini 1275 GT was introduced. Production continued over a decade, it became another icon of its time and developed a massive follow ship.Following the brand’s DNA, the Mini 1275 GT paired distinctive design with inventive solutions to create impulses for the whole automotive industry. The 1275 GT was the worlds first vehicle fitted with run flat tyres.

Still today, the MINI brand is deeply linked to its heritage.In Oct 2018, MINI SA will introduce a limited edition based on the original MINI hatch. Paying tribute to the classic Mini model, the MINI Cooper 1499 GT will pay tribute to its origins with a sporty and sophisticated design. Being the first automotive brand, offering customizable 3D printed parts, the MINI brand underlines its aspiration to go independent ways and deliver creative solutions for its customers.


Edition outline:

  • Goal: create news and contribute F56 sales
  • F56 LCI Cooper 3 door hatch, 1499cc engine
  • 30 units, Launch in October 2018
  • Total price: R447.000, option discount 34%(vs. 428.000 base price Cooper S)



  • Midnight black painting, golden decaling
  • Panorama glass sunroof, LED headlights/ fog lights
  • JCW package with 17’’ black alloy wheels, aerodynamic kit, rear spoiler, performance control


  • Piano black surface
  • JCW package with Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black, JCW leather steering wheel, Headliner Anthracite
  • 3D customized MINI Yours parts

This post and content is sponsored, written and provided by MINI.

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