MINI Malaysia announced yesterday the availability of the MINI Countryman Park Lane, which is limited to 88 units in our market. The Cooper S Park Lane is priced at RM253,888 on-the-road without insurance, compared to RM242,888 for the standard facelifted Cooper S Countryman.
For the RM11k premium, you get quite a bit of aesthetic differences. The Park Lane comes with ALL4 exterior styling (silver elements on the front and rear apron, side sills) and Earl Grey metallic paint, contrasted with Oak Red on the roof, wing mirror caps and racing stripes, which includes a pitchfork on the bonnet. The 18-inch “Turbo Fan” alloys are also in dark grey.
The special edition also gets ‘Park Lane’ emblems on the front wings, front door sills and the dashboard. The big MINI’s door bezels and cockpit trim are in Oxide Silver and Cross Stripe Grey trim is used for the side surrounds of the centre stack, exclusive to the Park Lane.
Like the standard Cooper S C’man, the Park Lane comes with the Ambient Lighting package and a MINI Visual Boost infotainment system with 6.5-inch display. The latter displays MINI Streetwise navigation, Sport Instruments, Force Meter and MINI Vital Statistics applications.
No mechanical changes, so under that pitchfork lies a 1.6 litre turbo engine with 190 hp and 240 Nm of torque, with an overboost function producing a temporary 260 Nm. Paired to a six-speed automatic channeling drive to the front wheels, 0-100 km/h is completed in 7.8 seconds, while top speed is 212 km/h. Claimed combined fuel consumption is 7.5 litres per 100 km.
This special edition gets its name from London’s Park Lane in the posh area of Mayfair (yes, the second most expensive property in Monopoly). The Countryman is the third model to gain the Park Lane title, which has been attached on special MINI editions since 1987.
The Countryman Park Lane’s RM253,888 price tag includes the company’s recently introduced four-year unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service.