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MINI Highgate Convertible – yet another ‘London’ MINI

Fri, 03 Feb 2012

It's yet another special MINI - the MINI Highgate Convertible

MINI has revealed their third ‘London’ MINI in quick succession - the MINI Highgate Convertible – as London 2012 approaches.

We all know MINI like a special edition or three. And usually they manage to spread them out a bit. But the new MINI special edition revealed this morning – the MINI Highgate Convertible – is the third MINI special edition (following on from the MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater) from MINI this year – and it’s only just February.

The Highgate Convertible can be ordered as a Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper D or Cooper SD, all with the appropriate engine and all with a six-speed manual ‘box, although you can opt for an auto ‘box too if you must.

There are no mechanical tweaks on the Highgate – as is the norm with MINI special editions – but there are yet another palette of cosmetic changes.

The Highgate gets a new paint job – Iced Chocolate Metallic – a set of bonnet stripes and a shiny brown cloth top.  If you must, MINI will also let you have Midnight Black or White Silver metallic instead of Iced Chocolate Brown.

Other exterior trinkets include painted door mirrors, a set of 17″ alloys and the required ‘Highgate’ badges. The interior gets the standard Chilli Pack stuff plus Dark Truffle Leather with contrast stitching, stainless steel pedals and little ‘Highgate’ tags on the seats. Just in case you forget what you bought.

The MINI Highgate Convertible costs from £21,300 for the Cooper Highgate Convertible and rises to £26,050 for the Cooper SD Highgate. The MINI Highgate arrives in the Spring.

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By Cars UK