If other customization options are too boring, there's this.
People tend to buy a Mini for its style and charm. No other brand has managed to pull off the chic, retro look so well for so long, and while the company has an eye on the future with exciting new concepts and ideas, it's still the automaker's sense of style that is most attractive about it. The company has always tried to offer new ways to make individual Minis stand out, and now it's doing just that again with the introduction of the Multitone roof, an innovative painting process at the Mini plant in Oxford that blends three different colors on the roof of the car.
The feature was first added to the Cooper SE and is now available as an optional extra on three- and five-door variants of the Hardtop and Clubman. The colors you see are the dark San Marino Blue (a color that is very popular on BMW M models as part of the Individual paint program), Pearly Aqua, and Jet Black. Mini says that this color scheme can also be applied to models fitted with a panoramic roof or roof rails, but there are some restrictions.
The Multitone roof can be had with all exterior paint finishes except Chili Red uni, British Racing Green metallic, and Indian Summer Red metallic. To help it stand out further, contrasting accents in white, black, and silver are available too. What's interesting about this multicolor painted roof is that it is fully integrated into the automated production process at the Mini plant in Oxford, so cars that are scheduled for this option need not be taken off the assembly line and painted by hand. Even so, Mini says that each one will be slightly different due to "changing environmental conditions". No word has been given on pricing, but this seems to be a worldwide option, so look out for it if you're about yo spec a new Mini.