Available for the Cooper S and Cooper SD Countryman, Cooper S Paceman and Cooper SD Paceman, along with the hotter John Cooper Works Countryman and Paceman variants, the process is carried out by MINI’s production partner Magna Steyr in Graz where the Paceman and Countryman are produced.
Applied over a base layer to ensure corrosion protection, the colour layer and clear lacquer finish possess added silicates to create a matted impression as well as that velvet effect. Exterior body components, such as the front and rear aprons and mirror casings, have to be finished separately, and it is because of the extra labour involved that MINI has decided to restrict the number of vehicles being produced with this finish.
Customers in Germany will need to find an additional €2,100 for the privilege.
[Source: MINI Germany]