London Calling (Again): Mini Shows New Baker Street, Bayswater Special Editions
There are an awful lot of areas, famous places, and boroughs in the city of London, so Mini's ongoing plans to make London-themed models could mean dozens of special editions. The latest pair are the new 2012 Mini Baker Street and Bayswater models.
Both models are based on the classic Mini Hardtop, and follow in the vein of the previous London-themed models by slightly changing the paintjob, upholstery, and interior fittings.
The first, the Mini Baker Street, is only available as a MINI Cooper. The package adds a unique Rooftop Gray metallic paint (you can also order it in Pepper White and Midnight Black), a set of black bonnet stripes, and matching black 16-inch wheels and wing mirror caps. Inside, the seats are a matching shade of Rooftop Gray, as is the door trim and cockpit surfaces. The upholstery has a custom Baker Street logo tag, which matches the emblem applied to the interior door sills and turn signal surrounds.
The Mini Bayswater is available as either a Cooper or Cooper S. It's painted in a custom shade called Kite Blue, then adds bespoke 17-inch black wheels, a black roof, and matching black bonnet stripes. Inside, the car boasts piano black trim, while the dark gray leather upholstery gains blue and gray contrast stitching, as well as a unique Bayswater tag that matches embems found elsewhere on the car.
The Bayswater and Baker Street join the list of other London-themed Minis, including Camden, Mayfair, and Hampton special editions. No word yet on if Mini will crank out Buckingham Palace or Mini Tower of London editions, but expect the 2012 Bayswater and Baker Street models to go on sale shortly.