Mini Sport Pack heats up range
Mini adds new sporty trim level for all hatch models
The latest third-gen Mini hatch hasn’t been with us long, but that hasn’t stopped the carmaker adding a new trim level to the range. Called Sport Pack, the new trim adds hot hatch-esque details to all current hatch models.
This includes base three- and five-door models, right up to top of the range Cooper S cars. Unsurprisingly, the base models gain most in the way of trim, but even the already sporty Cooper S gains new John Cooper Works additions.
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Key additions included in the pack include the fitment of 17-inch Track Spoke alloy wheels, a John Cooper Works steering wheel, JCW roof spoiler and JCW aero-kit – which adds bulkier extensions to the bumpers – bonnet stripes and sports suspension (not available on the One and One D).
Other key features are cloth/leather diamond upholstery, piano black interior trim, anthracite headlining, dual climate control, auto wipers and auto headlights.
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Though that might seem expensive, Mini has predicted that cars fitted with the pack will gain as much as 25 per cent in residual value. For reference, a Sport Pack’d Mini Cooper will start at £19,600.
There’s no word as to whether the hottest Mini John Cooper Works – set to arrive in April 2015 from £22,865 – will gain any Sport Pack additions, but given it features almost all of the pack’s options, it seems unlikely.