The latest special edition to join the MINI UK line-up celebrates the brand’s rich heritage with a nod to one of the best known sporty classic Minis of all time, the 1275 GT.
Available to order now, the 1499 GT recalls the entertaining drive, distinctive styling and low running costs of the 1969 original, which was one of the most affordable performance cars of its day.
The 1275 GT badging reflected the increased engine capacity over the standard 998cc Mini. The all-new MINI 1499 GT treads a similar path for 2017. With 102 hp on tap and 0-60mph in 10.1 seconds courtesy of its lively Twin Power Turbo three-cylinder engine, the 1499 GT is perfect for drivers seeking an entertaining drive and unique vehicle.
The 1499 GT will be built in a limited production run of just 1,499 cars between November 2017 and February 2018 and is sure to be in high demand.
For the launch of the 1499 GT, MINI Financial Services has launched an enticing new finance offer. MINI Ready Fuel Go* offers one year’s inclusive insurance (subject to terms**) with a £299 customer deposit and £299 monthly payment. On the road pricing starts at £16,990.
There will be a choice of two colors, Pepper White or Midnight Black. In Midnight Black, the car gets distinctive gold 1499 GT side stripes. Pepper White models feature the same distinctive graphics but in black.
Additional exterior features include the MINI John Cooper Works Sport Pack, featuring 17” Track Spoke alloy wheels in Black, dark tinted windows, and white indicator lenses. The styling pack includes distinctive John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a split level spoiler and John Cooper Works door entry plates.
Interior features include John Cooper Works Sports seats in Dinamica and leather and JCW badges, a JCW steering wheel in perforated leather with Chilli Red stitching and multi-function controls, cruise control, a Visual Boost radio with MINI Connected smartphone compatibility and Piano Black interior trim, along with Carbon Black interior details and an Anthracite headlining.
A sports suspension completes the MINI 1499 GT package, which also includes all of the standard equipment found on the MINI One Hatch. This includes features such as independent rear suspension, a six-speed manual gearbox with sports-car inspired rev matching technology, air conditioning, and all-round disc brakes.
Note: Press release courtesy of MINI UK.
*Price shown is for a 48-month Personal Contract Hire agreement for a MINI 1499 GT on the MINI Ready Fuel Go offer, with a contract mileage of 10,000 miles and excess mileage charge of 5.26p per mile, ordered between 1 October and 31 December 2017 and registered by 31 March 2018 (subject to availability) at participating retailers. Minimum term of 36 months. Retail customers only. At the end of your agreement, you must return the vehicle. Excess mileage, vehicle condition, and other charges may be payable. Hire available subject to status to UK residents aged 18 or over. Guarantees and indemnities may be required. Terms and conditions apply. Offer may be varied, withdrawn or extended at any time. Hire provided by MINI Financial Services, Summit ONE, Summit Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 0FB.
**1 years’ inclusive comprehensive insurance available when you finance your vehicle through MINI Financial Services for the MINI One 1499 GT Hatch ordered between 1 October and 31 December 2017 and registered by 31 March 2018 (subject to availability) at participating retailers. Customers must have held a current, full UK or EU licence for a minimum of at least 3 years for the MINI One 1499 GT and been a resident in the UK for a minimum of 2 years. Retail customers only. Subject to eligibility. Telematics device or telematics app may be required. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply.
MINI Ready Fuel Go Insurance is arranged and administered by Carrot Risk Technologies Limited, registered in England and Wales No: 07771243 (registered office: Global House, Westmere Drive, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 6ZD). Carrot Risk Technologies Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, registration number: 610895. MINI Ready Fuel Go Insurance is underwritten from a limited number of Insurers. MINI Financial Services, a trading name of BMW Financial Services (GB) Limited, and Carrot Risk Technologies Limited are not part of the same corporate group.