MINI Bayswater: the extrovert sportsman

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2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Front
2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Front Source MINI USA
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2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Front 2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Front 3Q 2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater 3Q Front 2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Side View 2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater 3Q Rear 2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Rear 3Q
2012 Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Rear 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater Sandblast wheels 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater side indicator 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater exterior mirror caps Kite Blue MINI Cooper S Bayswater Sport Strips 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater Rocklite Interior
2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater handbrake gaiters 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater Seat Tag MINI Cooper S Bayswater Piano Black trim strips 2012 MINI Cooper S Bayswater door sill MINI Cooper S Bayswater Rocklite Anthracite Seats

The MINI Bayswater wears its inherent sporting élan and extrovert style very much on its sleeve. The Kite Blue metallic exterior paintwork was created exclusively for the special-edition model, as was the interior design and 17-inch light-alloy Sandblast wheels with high-gloss black surfaces and bright machined rim and spoke edges. Midnight Black metallic and Eclipse Grey metallic paint shades can be ordered for the MINI Cooper S as an alternative to the new, radiant Blue finish. The sporty appearance of the MINI Bayswater is emphasized by the black contrasting roof and the likewise newly created Sport Stripes for the bonnet, which streak dynamically towards the windscreen. The exterior mirror caps carry an identical stripe design – blue on the right-hand side of the car, grey on the left.

Bayswater lettering adorns the side indicator surrounds, door sills and seat tags

“Bayswater” lettering adorns the side indicator surrounds, door sills and seat tags. The Punch Leather seats come in the exclusive color variant Rocklite Anthracite and include side bolsters sporting a metallic sheen and blue and grey contrast stitching. Two-tone contrast stitching also adorns the gearshift/selector lever and handbrake gaiters.

Other innovative design features in the interior include Piano Black cockpit trim strips, which continue the path set by the Sport Stripes over the bonnet, and the leather Color Line elements in Rocklite Anthracite, whose classy character is emphasized by black stitching. The same leather variant is also used for the armrests, while the model-specific floor mats have anthracite-colored edging and blue contrast stitching.

MINI Bayswater also comes with stainless steel pedals and the Chrome Line Interior package, and includes the Pepper Pack in its range of equipment

The MINI Bayswater also comes with stainless steel pedals and the Chrome Line Interior package, and includes the Pepper Pack in its range of equipment. Plus, the new special edition can likewise be specified with a wide variety of items from the optional equipment list if further individual touches are desired.

In keeping with its sporting charisma, the MINI Bayswater lines up for action with powerful engines at its fingertips. Customers can order their MINI Bayswater in MINI Cooper (121 hp) or the MINI Cooper S (181 hp). The special-edition model is also delivered with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while a six-speed automatic features in the options range.

The MINI Bayswater takes its name from an extremely vibrant area of London. Located to the west of the city center – halfway between the shopping hot spots of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill

The MINI Bayswater takes its name from an extremely vibrant area of London. Located to the west of the city center – halfway between the shopping hot spots of Knightsbridge and Notting Hill – Bayswater is best known for its unusually high density of bars and restaurants, not to mention the adjacent and no less famous Hyde Park. MINI is therefore returning to the London theme to further accentuate the link with both its home country and the fascination surrounding the London lifestyle.

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