147 Cloverleaf - bona fide spec?
I'm thinking of replacing a MINI with a pre-facelift 147. At the moment a 1.6 T/S Lusso is favourite, as we've got this engine in our 156 Sportwagon, and, touch everything, it's not been too troublesome.
However, I'm also thinking about a 1.9 JTD - but not the 16v version - but abit concerned about the service costs.
I've also seen a number of 147 Cloverleafs. Were these ever officially imported in to the UK, or were they just a dealer 'tart up'? I ask this, because some I've seen have sexy wheels, whilst others have wheel trims. The name 'Cloverleaf' appeals, with all the history, but not if it was just a cynical marketing ploy to shift a few more pre-facelift 147s.