MINI has added the option of matt black paint to its extensive list of personalisation options. The Frozen Black finish is only available on the top-spec MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman, which include Cooper S and John Cooper Works models.
The finish is created using 'a complex technological manufacturing process' that's exclusive to BMW. The company also claims that the paint finish looks like velvet, and can be seen as well as felt.
A special surface treatment is first applied to the car, which allows the colour layer and lacquer to stick to the panels of the car, giving a matt effect. However, BMW advises buyers who opt for the exclusive finish to avoid using wax or exterior polishes to avoid leaving an unwanted gloss effect.
Pricing is yet to be announced for the Frozen Black finish, but due to the labour-intensive process, only a limited number of cars will receive the exclusive paintjob. BMW hopes to make the finish available in the next few months.