The MINI Malaysia Facebook page has unveiled another teaser image for the upcoming limited edition MINI One. The following are the details that we can gather from the image:

  • It advertises monthly repayments of only RM1,111 per month from BMW Credit, but we suspect this may be the lowest tier of a step up financing program as that amount for even a 9 year loan is under RM120k, which is an improbable price tag for a MINI in Malaysia.
  • Only 31 units available.
  • Two choices of colours – Chilli Red and Pepper White.
  • We also know that the Mini One uses a detuned version of the normally aspirated 1.6 litre engine in the MINI Cooper – 98 horsepower at 6,000rpm, 153Nm at 3,000rpm.
  • The image above shows what looks like steel wheels… they can’t be serious?!?!

Whether it is something intentional or not, this limited edition has all the signs that it’s dedicated to celebrate this year’s Hari Merdeka.

The car is only available in red and white – two dominant colours on the Malaysian flag, it’s to be launched in our month of independence in August, and it’s limited to 31 units which represents the 31st of August, our independence day. And who can ignore the MINI One name and the RM1,111 installment amount which refers to 1Malaysia?