MINI Clubman and Countryman gain new Shadow Edition trim

MINI Shadow Edition specification is unique to the UK and adds a range of equipment upgrades and darkened styling features

MINI has launched a new Shadow Edition specification for the Clubman estte and Countryman SUV. Prices start from £26,805 for the Clubman and £28,755 for the Countryman, with both cars receiving some extra standard equipment and blacked-out exterior styling.

The new Shadow Edition trim-level is based on MINI’s Sport specification. Upgrades include 19-inch alloy wheels, black metallic paint, LED headlights and a John Cooper Works styling pack, which adds a larger rear spoiler and more aggressive bumpers.

Both cars also feature unique graphics on their A-panels and bonnets, while the Countryman Shadow Edition gets a set of black roof rails fitted as standard. The same roof rails can also be specced on the Clubman, although they’re an optional extra.

Inside, MINI’s Shadow Edition models get sports seats, anthracite headlining, piano black dashboard trim and a John Cooper Works sports steering wheel apiece. A 5.5-inch digital instrument cluster and 8.8-inch infotainment system is also fitted as standard on both cars.

The specification continues with customisable ambient lighting, rear parking sensors, real time traffic information and MINI branded puddle lighting. MINI also offers a range of option packs, such as the Comfort Pack, which adds automatic air conditioning, heated seats, a front centre armrest and branded floor mats.

MINI’s Navigation Plus Pack adds a host of extra technology, including a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger, improved bluetooth connectivity and some extra connected services such as Amazon Alexa.

Buyers have their choice of two engines. Entry-level Cooper models feature a turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol model, with 134bhp and 220Nm of torque. The unit is available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Cooper S models are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which develops 176bhp and 280Nm of torque. The unit is hitched to a six-speed manual as standard and gives the Countryman a 0–62mph time of 7.5 seconds. The Clubman manages the same sprint in 7.3 seconds.

Check out our review on MINI's latest GP hot hatch...

Recommended

New David Brown Automotive Mini Remastered Oselli Edition review
David Brown Automotive Mini Remastered Oselli Edition - front
MINI MINI

New David Brown Automotive Mini Remastered Oselli Edition review

The David Brown Automotive Mini Remastered Oselli Edition is arguably the best version of the classic Mini to date – but is all that excellence worth …
13 Jul 2021
MINI Vision Urbanaut turned into working concept car
MINI Urbanaut - front
MINI

MINI Vision Urbanaut turned into working concept car

The MINI Vision Urbanaut is a driveable, radical concept, which previews some interior touches coming on next-generation MINI Hatch
29 Jun 2021
MINI Countryman review
MINI Countryman - front
MINI Countryman

MINI Countryman review

The not-so-little MINI Countryman offers family friendly space, with efficiency and an indomitable style
23 Jun 2021
Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s
Best cars of the 60s - header
Best cars & vans

Best 60s cars: the 30 greatest cars of the 1960s

The swinging sixties brought a vast array of unforgettable cars that would establish the path of the industry for decades to come. We pick our top 30 …
21 Jun 2021

Most Popular

New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900
Audi RS 3 Sportback - front
Audi RS3

New 2021 Audi RS 3: 395bhp mega hatch priced from £50,900

Full exterior and interior reveal for Audi RS 3, with aggressive styling and racy cabin to match strong performance
19 Jul 2021
New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range
Kia EV6 - front
Kia EV6

New 2021 Kia EV6 boasts up to 328 miles of range

Kia reveals more specs for its bespoke electric car, with the EV6 offering long range and an 18-minute 80 per cent rapid recharge time
21 Jul 2021
New MG 5 EV 2021 review
MG 5 EV - front
MG MG5 Hatchback

New MG 5 EV 2021 review

The MG 5 EV has been updated with a bigger battery, meaning it now boasts a 250-mile range
21 Jul 2021