MINI Malaysia has just introduced a new special edition version of its Countryman. The MINI Countryman Park Lane, racing stripes and all, is priced from RM253,888, and is limited to just 88 units in Malaysia.
Globally revealed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the MINI Countryman Park Lane features several styling upgrades over the standard Countryman Cooper S variant, which is priced at RM242,888.
The updated look starts with an Earl Grey metallic body paint, combined with an Oak Red finish on the roof, exterior mirror caps and racing stripes. The wheels are 18-inch light alloy Turbo Fan Dark Grey. The car is also equipped with the MINI ALL4 Exterior visual package including silver body elements for the front and rear apron as well as the side sills.
Additionally, the cabin gets exclusive “Park Lane” emblems on the side scuttles and the cockpit, as do the entry sills. The door bezel and cockpit trim are finished in Oxide Silver, while Cross Stripe Grey is used for the side surrounds of the centre console – all being exclusive items for the Countryman Park Lane. These go together with the Carbon Black inlays on the doors and centre console.
As before, this MINI Countryman is also equipped with an Ambient Lighting package and a MINI Visual Boost infotainment system with a 6.5-inch LCD display screen. The latter offers MINI Streetwise navigation, Sport Instruments, Force Meter and MINI Vital Statistics applications.
The Countryman Park Lane is powered by a 1.6 litre four-cylinder MINI TwinPower turbo engine that delivers 190 hp and 240 Nm – the overboost function can momentarily bring torque up to 260 Nm. The car is capable of a 7.8-second sprint from zero to 100 km/h, and has a top speed of 212 km/h. MINI claims that it will average 7.5 litres per 100 km.
If you must know, the Countryman Park Lane gets its name from the high-end UK suburb of Mayfair, where a famous MINI showroom is located. The Countryman is the third model to gain the Park Lane title and embellishments, which has been bestowed on special MINI editions since 1987.
The MINI Countryman Park Lane’s RM253,888 price tag includes the company’s recently introduced four-year unlimited mileage warranty with the Free Scheduled Service package.