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Mini Cooper Custom Roof Art

Get Customized: Limited Edition Mini Cooper Roof Art

The rejuvenation of the MINI Cooper two decades ago has been a resounding success and one of the reasons why this vehicle has done well is because the manufacturer has continued to be innovative, creative, and forward-thinking. Worldwide, close to 350,000 MINIs are sold each year and the reasons for the popularity include: 1) it’s a really fun car to drive; 2) it’s less expensive than a lot of other “fun” cars; 3) it’s easy to park; and 4) it’s just the right size for inner-city driving. 


MINI has always believed in the self-expression of its cars. Now, there is one more added artistic feature to the car, a designer MINI Cooper roof art, which gives the MINI added glamour and a unique, distinctive look. The MINI Cooper limited edition roof art best describes MINI’s motto, “We are all different, but we’re better together.”


The MINI Cooper manufacturer has collaborated with three creative artists to uplift the roof with a creative, exotic, and vibrant design. The initial prototypes of the MINI Cooper roof art look absolutely fantastic! MINI USA says that the MINIs with the three art pieces layered on the roof will only be available for a limited time. Further, the murals will also be showcased in the suburbs of Brooklyn and Soho, New York, and Portland, Oregon.

This artistic collaboration is part of MINI’s “Big Love” campaign, which is intended to spread love and peace among different cultures and races. MINI USA believes that this MINI Cooper limited edition roof art will send a powerful message to the masses about peace, fun, and love. The rooftop designs are vibrant, vivid, colorful, and they are eye-catching and mesmerizing, potentially provoking thought and conversations about the world trying to live as one. Besides showcasing the artistic talent, MINI is also showcasing sustainability in a fun and creative way at the same time.

The three artists who have designed the MINI rooftops include:

  • Rich Tu is a Filipino artist who calls his work “Hiraya,” which means, “fruit of hopes, dreams, and aspiration.” He has created a hand image with an eye in the center with surrounding tendrils.
  • Shane Griffin, who calls his artwork GRIF, has created a multicolored sheet flapping in the wind. Originally from Ireland, Shane lives in New York and has also worked for Apple, Nike, Kanye West, Adidas, and many others.
  • Shawna X is another New Yorker who has created the artwork, “Roads we travel,” which shows people in different poses with colorful ovals in the rear. She utilizes several mediums to showcase her art, including spatial, digital, and motion spaces.


MINI USA will be offering the custom-designed MINI Cooper limited edition roof art by the three artists to celebrate National Immigrants Day. This day was first celebrated in 1987 at the 101st anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. This annual observance is a reminder of America’s immigration history and its contributions to society. All donations will go towards supporting the American immigration council. Way to go, MINI! The pricing of the MINI Cooper roof art models has not been released yet.

To learn more about MINI Coopers and perhaps drive one for yourself, see Braman Motorsports MINI. Customize your MINI with one of these three eclectic designs today and tell the world how you feel.

2022 Silver and Black MINI Hardtop 2 Door

The 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door : First Look

The 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door will be on the market soon! Unfortunately, not everyone’s hopes are fulfilled with this model.

The 2022 MINI hardtop appears eerily similar to the 2021 model except for some minor changes. There are no major mechanical rejuvenations and the chassis and powertrain remain the same. 

Under the Hood

Both the Cooper and Cooper S will come with manual transmission though the JCW models will have an 8 speed automatic.

This isn’t a huge change from before. The base model offers a 134 horsepower turbocharged 1.5-liter engine with three cylinders. The JCW offers a bit more with a 2.0 liter engine offering 228 horsepower. 

The Same Iconic Look

Much of the exterior on this model hasn’t changed,  and the prime reason is that MINI wants the iconic look to remain.

The only difference with the 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door is the front fascia which comes with a new body color-making the mini look like a big bumper.

Other cosmetic changes include removal of the fog lights which have been replaced by ‘bad weather light’ that has neatly been integrated with the LED headlights.

There is a new rear bumper in all the 2022 MINIs except the electric Cooper SE, which retains the same bumper from the 2021 model.

However, the one nice change is the multitone roof designed to separate the 2022 MINI Hardtop 2 Door from the rest of the pack. The tri-colored roof blends from dark blue to light blue to black.

But it is the inside that has seen the most changes. All The 2022 MINIs including the convertible, hardtop, and hardtop Cooper SE have a newly designed dash with modified air vents.

Besides the 8.8-inch touch screen infotainment system, the 2022 MINIs come with Apple Carplay as an extra.

The steering wheel has some refinements and there is an option of heating, plus a few choices in upholstery. As with all MINIs, the 2022 hardtops have very little space in the rear.

The Price Tag

The pricing of the 2022 MINIs is already available; all of them will be slightly more expensive than the 2021 models by about $500.

The least expensive is the 2-door hardtop Cooper Classic which has a base price of $23,400. The JCW signature will cost an extra $750 as a convertible and $1,000 more for the hardtop model. Only the price of the electric Cooper SE’s remains unchanged and will start at $30,400.

The production of the 2022 MINI Hardtop, Hardtop Cooper SE, and the convertible will start in March and most dealerships will have the cars for sale by April. The time to place your order is right now!