MINI USA has twisted the arm of someone at the Austrian plant where the Countryman is built and persuaded them to create a special model finished in MINI’s signature Chili Red. We expect the total production to be around 400 which US dealers getting 2-3 each.

Pricing and options haven’t been finalized but expect this to be an Cooper S All4 model with a healthy selection of options.

The current red offered – Pure Red – has been poorly received thanks to its lighter almost orange appearance. However the addition of Chili Red is only temporary and isn’t planned to be a permanent part of the R60 or R61 line-up at this time. However if demand is as strong as we hope, that may change.

Look for more information shortly.