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Mini Blackfriars Edition Brings The Spirit Of London To France

Mini is offering a new special edition model named after a district in London. Unfortunately, it's only available in France.

Called the Blackfriars edition, the special Mini hardtop draws its name and inspiration from the eponymous London neighborhood, the monks who built their priory there in 1276, and the black capes they wore.

The special-edition hatchback, as you might have guessed, is all decked out in black: the bodywork, the matte accents on the C-pillars, the interior, even the wheel hubs.

It also gets the requisite special badges, and comes bundled with a slew of extra equipment, including LED headlights, parking sensors, glass sunroof, 6.5-inch infotainment display, fabric- and leather-upholstered sports seats, the works.

Mini France will offer the special edition on three- and five-door models, in base One or premium Cooper trims, and with an array of four gasoline and diesel engines. Just don't expect to see any “men of the cloth” driving them around London.

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