Limited Edition MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman get Frozen Black Metallic Matt paintFri, 18 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0700
MINI Paceman (pictured) with the new Frozen Black Matt paint job
Matt paint finishes are not exactly everyone’s cup of tea, but for those with deep pockets – buying expensive cars – they’ve been an option for a while. And now BMW are extending their Matte paint finishes to MINI, with limited editions of the MINI Countrymnan and MINI Paceman being offered with the special Frozen Black Metallic Matt paint job.
The Matt paint – which is textured and shimmers – certainly gives the MINI a new look and will be available on MINI Cooper S Countryman, MINI Cooper SD Countryman, MINI Cooper S Paceman, MINI Cooper SD Paceman, MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and MINI John Cooper Works Paceman. The top-end MINIs.
It’s a complicated and labour-intenstive job to apply the Matt paint, and it’s the firts time anyone outside BMW has been entrusted with the task (in this case Magna Steyr in Graz where the MINI Paceman and MINI Countryman are produced) and it’s as complicated to look after as it is to apply.
You can put the matt-finished MINI through a car wash without ill effects (probably) but you do need to be careful to remove stuff like tree sap and bird droppings quickly; and don’t rub – you’ll wreck the finish.
MINI are limiting the number of cars offered with the new matt finish as it’s so time-consuming to do, and they haven’t actually told us how much they’re charging -= but it won’t be cheap.
By Cars UK