To make a product appeal to the masses, one of the best tricks is to make it available in a variety of options and MINI is doing exactly the same. To give that extra needed boost to its sales, MINI has introduced a new Frozen Black limited edition metallic paint finish for the top of the range MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman models.
The name Frozen Black may not sound that appealing as it does not tell much about the paint but actually it features a unique texture complemented by a shimmering matt finish, giving the Countryman and Paceman the required expressive appearance. The following models will come in this exclusive paint finish:
- MINI Cooper S Countryman
- MINI Cooper SD Countryman
- MINI Cooper S Paceman
- MINI Cooper SD Paceman
- MINI John Cooper Works Countryman and
- MINI John Cooper Works Paceman
The new limited edition Frozen Black paint finish has been created using a complex manufacturing process which is exclusive to the BMW Group. Furthermore the painting procedure not only requires innovative technology but also a high level of manual craftsmanship. And this is being applied for the first time by BMW’s Austrian production partner Magna Steyr in Graz, where the Countryman and Paceman are manufactured.
The limited edition paint finish is added layer by layer. The treatment includes a base layer for grip and corrosion protection, then the color layer and lastly the clear lacquer finish which has extra silicates for the required matte impression and velvet effect which can also be felt.
All the top end models that will come with the limited edition paint finish feature some exclusive exterior parts such as front and rear aprons and mirror caps. All these parts are finished separately and then installed on the body of the Countryman and Paceman. As mentioned above, the treatment requires high level of manual craftsmanship which makes it restricted only to a limited number of Countryman and Paceman models and not the entire MINI range.
As like the other standard paint finishes available on the entire MINI range, the Frozen Black metallic finish offers good abrasion resistance and color fidelity. It is weather resistant and car wash resistant, however special care needs to be taken when using wax or polish as they tend to leave a gloss effect. But BMW Group will offer care products developed specifically for the limited edition Frozen Black paint scheme.