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The most elite Mini yet, Mini inspired by Goodwood, has arrived in Alfardan Automobiles’ showrooms in Qatar. The special edition of the three-door Mini that was developed in close collaboration with the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars design team is set to charm Mini lovers in Qatar.
The British origins of the two brands, their shared belief in meeting the individual needs and desires of their customers, and the creative pooling of ideas between the various brands at BMW Group Design, provided the fuel for the collaboration between Rolls-Royce and Mini giving the car a high quality interior ambience defined by stylistic harmony, masterful workmanship and classic British elegance.
Inside the Mini inspired by Goodwood, a harmonious colour concept, selected materials and a production quality characterised by precise craftsmanship guarantee the highest degree of well-being and comfort. The dashboard, including the surrounds of the central instruments and air vents, the centre console, carpet surfaces, the lounge leather seats, the roof lining as well as the door, side and body pillar cladding, all boast the exclusive Rolls-Royce leather colour Cornsilk.
The dashboard and door handle surfaces are finished in Walnut Burr, a wood quality also exclusive to Rolls-Royce, the black nappa leather dashboard top, Tipped Leather Cornsilk door linings as well as Piano Black surface finishes for the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel and the controls below the central instrument, all provide additional quality-enhancing accents.
In addition, the car boasts cashmere roof linings, sun visors and rear storage tray as well as foot mats made of a deep-pile lambswool also featured in current Rolls-Royce models.
The most striking features of the exterior design are the body finish in the exclusive Rolls-Royce colour Diamond Black metallic and unique 17-inch light alloy wheels sporting a multi-spoke design. There is a badge featuring the legend “One of 1000”, which can be found on the centre console in front of the gearshift lever.
The Mini inspired by Goodwood is available as Mini Cooper S variant only and powered by a l.6-litre 135 kW/184 bhp four-cylinder engine with Twin Scroll turbocharger, direct petrol injection and variable valve control. The power unit, which is featured for the first time in the new Mini Cooper S, impresses with spontaneous power delivery. At the same time it is also the most efficient engine in its displacement class.
Moreover, the Mini inspired by Goodwood’s range of high-quality equipment offered as standard also includes Xenon Adaptive Headlights, Park Distance Control, automatic air conditioning, an onboard computer and the audio system Radio MINI Visual Boost, which includes the Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system.
Commenting on the arrival of the Mini inspired by Goodwood, Mohammad Kandeel, General Manager of Alfardan Automobiles said: “Alfardan Automobiles is committed to bringing the best and most exclusive products and vehicles to its customers. The Mini inspired by Goodwood is a perfect example of this and will allow us to bring Mini’s unique personality to a new audience, as it opens up a whole new segment of customers who appreciate Mini but require a high end product.”