All MINIs will come equipped with a second remote key as standard from March. This key replaces the current non-remote key.
From March 2003, all MINIs will also benefit from the addition of a brake pad wear warning light. The warning light will be situated on the main speedometer between the ‘run-flat’ warning light and the ‘air-bag’ warning light.
A new exterior paint colour, Solid Gold Metallic will replace Silk Green Metallic from March. All six metallic paints are priced at £250.
Steptronic steering wheel paddles will be offered as an option on all MINI One and MINI Coopers with Automatic CVT transmissions. The price of this option is £50.*
Perforated sports leather steering wheel has been added into the MINI Cooper Chili pack at no extra cost. It can also be selected as an option for MINI One (from £20). This steering wheel is now standard on MINI Cooper S.
Chrome Line Exterior
The content of the chrome line exterior has been extended to include:
Two front bumper inserts, one rear bumper insert, radiator slats, boot handle and exhaust trim £150
Two front bumper inserts one rear bumper insert £90
MINI Cooper S
Chrome line exterior is also available for the first time on MINI Cooper S and includes the radiator slats, boot handle and chromed exterior door mirror caps £60.
MINI One, MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S
New options available for all models from March are as follows:
|Top tint windscreen||£50|
|Chromed door mirror caps||£40|
Wood Effect Interior Trim
This new trim completes the range of MINI interior trims. Wood effect trim will cover the facia and gear knob only - the door rings and pockets remain in silver.
From 1 March 2003 all MINI models will increase in price by £100. This is the first increase in MINI pricing since it was launched in the UK in July 2001. The new on the road prices will be as follows:
|MINI Cooper S||£14,600|