Jonathan Burn 2019-08-09 11:00
A special three-door MINI 60 Years Edition is the brand's 10 millionth model, and it's set to join BMW's heritage fleet
In the same year that MINI celebrates its 60th anniversary, the firm has just built its 10 millionth model.
Called the MINI 60 Years Anniversary Edition, the model took centre stage during an event at the firm’s production facility in Oxford where MINI gathered 60 owner of 60 cars, one from each year of production.
The 10 millionth model is based on the three-door MINI 60 Years Edition. Like that model it’s marked out by its British Green paint work, black bonnet stripes, LED spotlights and unique 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels. Under the bonnet sits a 190bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine from the Cooper S.
The landmark model was joined by the first ever Mini built, known as 621 AOK, at the Oxford plant. Built back in 1959 and designed by Alec Issigonis, it was built at the Oxford site where production remained up until 1968 before moving to Longbridge.
BMW acquired the brand back in 2001 and has invested over £2 billion into UK manufacturing sites. Production output from the Oxford plant has risen from 300 cars per day back in 2011 to around 1,000 today. MINI claims a new model rolls off the production line every 67 seconds.
The 10 millionth model will join BMW’s heritage fleet, rather than be sold.
Click here to read our review of the MINI Cooper S 60 Years Edition….