MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: British Go-Kart

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MINI GT Edition 2020 Review

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review – In its official statement, MINI revealed this special design is a combination of the MINI 3 Door Cooper S platform, a typical MINI 1275 GT design and MINI’s “Go-kart” driving experience. “Today, MINI introduced the new MINI GT Edition, inspired by the success of the Mini 1275 GT which at the time was one of the safest compact sports vehicles, the most complete, aerodynamically superior, and the easiest to configure,” explained Jodie O’tania as the Director of Communication for BMW Group.

The MINI 1275 GT is the successor to the MINI Cooper S and is the first MINI to be equipped with a tachometer. Assembled from 1969 to 1980, the 1275 GT contributed significantly to the sporty appearance of the MINI in the 70s. The boxing design and new features at the time made the 1275 GT a MINI-style sports saloon.

MINI GT Edition combines elements of its predecessor plus various technologies and sophisticated features of the MINI Cooper 3-door. Starting on sale since June 22, 2020, take a peek at the review of the MINI GT Edition 2020.

 

MINI 3 door exterior 2020

On the exterior, both in terms of dimensions or the overall design of this special edition chose a meaningful change compared to the MINI Cooper S which is the basis. There are only the additions of a few kits on the front, including new wheels.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Front Exterior

MINI GT Edition 2020 exterior gets the addition of John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit which confirms the difference in design compared to the standard Cooper S. Hood and front skirts do not miss getting the Exclusive GT Edition Decal coupled with red accents on the bottom bumper.

Piano Black Grille offers a more elegant look. Plus additional LED headlamps on the side of the front grille for better visibility throughout the trip. In addition there are black accents on the fog lamp which is not found on the MINI Cooper S standard.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Side Exterior

The exclusive GT Edition Decal can also be found on the side of this special edition. Other additions include a scuttle next to the GT Edition, as well as a black piano accent on the door handles and fuel tank cover and 17-inch Joh Cooper Works Track Spoke alloy wheels. There is no difference in dimensions. But there is a LED Door Sill gimmick that will light up with the letter ‘GT’ when the door is open.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Rear Exterior

The typical British impression is still highlighted on the back of this car. The typical MINI Cooper rear lights are still maintained with black and red accents in the middle of the rear view. The most different from this special edition is the twin exhausts located in the middle, flanked by a symmetrical rear bumper. A far different appearance compared to other Cooper S models marketed today.

Interior MINI 3 door 2020

Inside there are not many changes made. Continue to rely on elegant designs for all MINI models offered in Indonesia. But a slight difference indicates the appearance of the special edition including the 3D Printed GT Edition Interior Surface on the floor.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Dashboard

In general, the differences found in dashboard designs are not so different. Like other special editions, the addition of accents and accessories in the car makes it have a different impression.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Steering Wheel

Steering did not get many changes or new gimmicks. MINI Indonesia explains that there is a John Cooper Works Dinamica Leather upholstery for added driving comfort. The three-bar steering wheel alongside the multifunctional button is already with tilt & telescopic settings that help you get the best driving position.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Chairs

Sitting in a MINI GT Edition semi-bucket seat is still as comfortable as the other MINI models. Semi-bucket seat arrangement will provide practicality so that the body does not sway a lot when turning. And of course another advantage of MINI is the spacious cabin space, even for the headroom and legroom of the rear passenger.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Interior

MINI 3 door 2020 features

Taken from Cooper S, the features used are almost the same as MINI’s mini SUV. Among the 6.5-inch head unit with Bluetooth settings, hands-free system, audio streaming, and USB interface. There is also the MINI Park Assist option to help you park your vehicle and head up the display.

With the millennial generation, MINI added Apple CarPlay to make it easier for drivers to connect the iPhone with MINI displays, controls and speakers. The main function of the iPhone in using the MINI control or voice control Siri. Unfortunately for you Android users, this car hasn’t got a system Android Auto.

MINI GT Edition 2020 Review: Active Safety Features

MINI Cooper S has also received Dynamic Traction Control that provides driving comfort on all road surfaces, even on sandy roads. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) makes MINI more dynamic, especially when driving on urban roads. Not to forget the MINI Driving Assistant includes a cruise control system and Pedestrian Warning and Collision Warning.

 

MINI 3 door operation 2020

This special edition comes in the Cooper S variant along with the 2.0L MINI Twin Power Turbo engine with power output up to 192 horsepower and maximum torque of 280 Nm. Making this car capable of racing in 0-100 km / h in just 6.7 seconds and reaching a top speed of 235 km / h using a 7-speed Dual Clutch Sport automatic transmission.

MINI said the use of the Dual Clutch Sport transmission offers a fast transmission shift. An electronic control system is offered to improve fuel efficiency, including the use of an engine start / stop system, thereby reducing unnecessary fuel consumption when the car stops.

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Not only that, GT Edition also gets coasting function via MID and GREEN driving modes. The drive train will be released when the driver lifts the foot from the accelerator pedal.

Conclusion MINI 3 door 2020

Changes in the classic look but do not forget the typical MINI sporty design is the main attraction for fans of this cool city car from the UK. There are several accents that emphasize its particular appearance, although the engine and interior are not so much different. MINI GT Edition Exclusivity 2020 feels from only 30 units marketed in Indonesia, while the price is not much different from the MINI Cooper S which is marketed today.

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