MINI 2003 Model Year Changes And Pricing Realignment

Standard Equipment Additions

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.

MINI One and MINI Cooper

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

MINI Cooper

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.

Pricing Realignment

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 One £10,400
MINI Cooper £11,700
MINI Cooper S £14,600

Published : 16/02/03 Author : Melanie Carter


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