They’re all at it. Limited editions offering extra kit for less money seems like a good way to tempt buyers back in to car showrooms. But MINI has been doing this for ever, and if you add up all the variations on the MINI theme, and the models, and the limited editions you end up with more variations than our calculator can handle.
So this is the MINI Graphite. Purely a cosmetic job, but it adds a bit of kudos for buyers of ‘cheaper’ MINIs by coming in a quite fetching shade of dark silver metallic, which is normally reserved for the MINI Cooper S and John Cooper Works models.
In addition to the posher paint job, the MINI One Graphite comes with black bonnet stripes, white indicator lenses, Piano Black interior and a new set of 15″ alloys. Oh, and you also get the ubiquitous special edition ‘Graphite’ badges thrown in for free. Opt for the MINI Cooper Graphite and you also get a choice of 16″ wheels and black or white bonnet stripes.
Nothing stunning on offer really, but buyers do like limited edition cars. MINI are also throwing a MINI select finance deal at the offer, with the MINI One Graphite up for grabs for £2k down and £210pm.
I’m sure they’ll sell. Assuming you pass on credit!