MINI Philippines recently held its MINI Festival 2018 at the Bonifacio High Street in BGC Taguig. Serving as an avenue to further reach out to its customers, the said festival showcased the British marque's latest wares, including the star of the show; the MINI Cooper Monte Carlo Edition.
The Monte Carlo Edition serves as MINI's way of commemorating its rich sporting heritage that dates back to the 1960s. At the time, MINI proved its racing prowess at the famed Monte Carlo Rally in 1963 by clinching 3rd place. This catapulted the brand to its maiden 1st place victory in '64, followed by another one in '65, and another in '67.
The MINI Monte Carlo Edition is based on the current model Cooper S 3-door. As such, it runs with a gasoline-fed inline 4-cylinder 2.0L mill which packs 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque. This motor is governed by a 7-speed dual-clutch Steptronic automatic gearbox.