MINI Updates Hardtop, Countryman and Paceman for 2016
While the cost isn’t changing as MINI moves from MY 2015 to MY 2016, what potential buyers will find on the lot will change with updates coming to the MINI Hardtop, Countryman and Paceman.
MINI will now categorize the two-door and four-door 2016 Cooper Hardtop as a SULEV, super ultra-low emitting vehicle due to updates to the brand’s three-cylinder engine. The previous engine was a categorized as a ULEV, or ultra-low emitting vehicle. The change does not impact the vehicle’s performance.
The Loaded Package and Visual Boost package will no longer be offered and the optional Sport Package will now include dynamic damper control, allowing owners to adjust their MINI suspension from a comfortable city drive to track-ready in seconds.
In several locations on the vehicle, trim previously painted in silver will instead be finished in a premium high gloss Piano Black, including the standard grill on the Cooper models.
Countryman and Paceman
Sorry Light Coffee paint lovers, that paint scheme has been discontinued for MY 2016.
The Fully Loaded package for the Countryman and Paceman has been updated and will be offered in John Cooper Works models for the first time. MINI has gotten rid of the optional City, Technology and Loaded Packages.
A new special edition Park Lane package will be available for the Countryman. The package includes two new colors- an Earl Gray metallic exterior contrasted by our new Oak Red roof and mirror caps. MINI says, “Oak Red is inspired by the red oak trees adjacent to Park Lane in London and will also be used for the side scuttle inlays, the optional sport stripes, and other special trim throughout the car. It’s even incorporated in Park Lane emblems above the front wheel arches, on the door sills and on the dash.”
Inside, door bezels and dash surfaces are in a bright and contemporary Oxide Silver. The center console is adorned in a special trim called Cross Stripe Gray, which overlaps Oak Red and Earl Gray threadlike lines.
This limited edition package is priced at $2,500 for the Cooper and Cooper S, and $2,000 for Cooper S ALL4.