Special edition MINI comes with a new roof-top tent

Italian company Autohome collaborates with MINI to design a rooftop tent for the Countryman

Special edition MINI comes with a new roof-top tent
Rooftop Mini

Autohome, in collaboration with BMW-owned MINI, has designed a rooftop tent that matches the look of the new MINI Countryman and the current MINI brand design.

The special edition AirTop roof tent model is available directly from the manufacturer in black or white and has a stable cover and outer walls in a special high-quality fabric. The tent is rain-proof and also offers ventilation and a high level of heat and noise insulation.

When closed, the roof tent is barely distinguishable from a conventional transport box. The aerodynamically optimised lines of its fibreglass housing ensure a reduction in air resistance and wind noise.

Opening it is simply a matter of releasing the safety clasps—two at the front and one at the rear. The tent superstructure is then automatically raised by means of four gas pressure springs.

The features of the roof tent include a high-density mattress with cotton cover, two doors and two windows with zips, close-meshed mosquito nets at all openings and a battery-operated LED interior light, as well as luggage nets and pockets to stow personal items.

With its powerful engine, the all-wheel drive system ALL4 and a permitted towing capacity of up to 1800kg, the new MINI Countryman is also suitable for towing a caravan.

The sleeping area measures 2.10 in length and 1.30 metres in width—sufficient to accommodate outdoor overnight stays for two. 

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