Although not a true home market for the British Mini, its BMW legacy is now a part of the brand’s DNA and so the IAA has become a key show for them as well. Still, with quite a fresh line-up, the city experts bring no surprises to the floor, just their entire line-up.
That means the Mini stand will host during the Frankfurt Motor Show the entire seven-model line-up as well as the versions launched under the John Cooper Works brand. Visitors to the IAA from September 12th to 22nd 2013 will also have the opportunity to see the latest new additions to the Original MINI Accessories program.
The highlights in this product area include the world’s first ever retrofit 25-watt xenon headlamp for selected MINI models, the new generation of the portable navigation system developed especially for MINI and the new MINI child seats.
The new headlamp gives owners of a MINI, MINI Clubman, MINI Convertible, MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster a low-cost option to add a highly effective and efficient light source to their automobile at a later stage. In terms of quality, luminosity and range, the retrofit headlamps are identical to the xenon light available for MINI as a special equipment feature ex works. They also offer a much longer service life and lower energy consumption than the standard halogen lamps.
Another new addition to the range of exterior accessories is the LED daytime running light, which comes in the form of a combined fog light, side light and daytime running light in full LED. Other new additions to the Original MINI Accessories program include the Navigation Portable XL system with 4.3-inch display, integrated TMC Premium traffic jam warning and innovative holder for integration in the cockpit of all MINI models.
Also, the new child seats MINI Baby Seat 0+ and MINI Junior Seat 1 are each fitted with an ISOFIX attachment system, while the MINI Junior Seat 2/3 has connectors for the ISOFIX anchorage point. As an innovation, the new models have integrated airpads to protect the child’s head from lateral forces.