MINI Rail System

A quick reminder for all those readers who might have missed our design contest launched in conjunction with the internet debut of the MINI Countryman. The idea is simple, design your own accessory that fits on the Countryman’s new interior rail system. We’ll send the best ideas over to Munich and the MINI Design team will pick their favorite. The winner gets an ultra-exclusive copy of the new MINI Design book autographed by MINI Design head Gert Hildebrand.

So to recap, here’s how it works:

1. Come up with the idea.
2. Post your idea in the comment section in our original post or below (a sketch or even a Youtube video of you explaining or even a very detailed description it of course will help.
3. On February 22nd we’ll send the ideas to the MINI Design team and they’ll pick the winner.

Of course really the best part? If it’s a good enough idea, you may even see it end up in a MINI someday.

Need a refresher on the rail system? With the MINI rail you can add and subtract different components depending on your needs. Want an armrest? Easy, snap it in and position where needed. Need an iPhone holder? MINI will surely have that covered. What about different devices? Again the beauty of the system is that MINI can offer a array of options depending on what you need. They even see the aftermarket stepping in and offering all sorts of accessories for things we can’t even imagine. But for more information on it straight from the people that know best, watch the video above where Gert Hildebrand (Head of MINI Design) talks about the concept behind the rail.

You can see a few excerpts of the book below.

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