Just Like A Rolls-Royce: Mini Launches Floating Center Caps

Mini owners can now pretend they are driving a Rolls-Royce following an announcement from the British car manufacturer that it has developed floating wheel center caps.

The new center caps, available through the Mini Original Accessory range, work thanks to precisely positioned weights on the front of the center cap and a flexible connection to the wheel hub extension. No matter how fast you’re driving or what surface you are driving over, the center caps will remain perfectly horizontal.

Mini owners can order the floating center caps with either the Mini logo or the John Cooper Works logo. They are available through Mini subsidiaries, Mini partners, and online at the Mini shop.

Also Read: Mini’s New Electric Cooper SE Poses Under The Frankfurt Lights

While Rolls-Royce may have made floating center caps famous, they can be purchased via the aftermarket for a whole range of cars. BMW itself offers floating center caps for many of its vehicles so it’s only fitting that Mini, which is of course owned by BMW just like the Rolls-Royce, now also receives these eye-catching center caps.

The announcement regarding the availability of the floating center caps was made during the Frankfurt Motor Show and overshadowed by the launch of the long-awaited all-electric Mini Cooper SE. Powering the car is a small 32.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a 181 hp electric motor that is good for a driving range of between 146 and 168 miles (235 to 270 km). According to the automaker, it had received more than 45,000 expressions of interest in the all-electric Mini before the car was even unveiled.

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  • Ben


    • Aeromann


      • Ben

        My thoughts exactly.

  • DingYeh Yang

    but do we really need it?

    • J-Triumf

      No, but it’s a nice option for those who want it. Nothing wrong with that.

  • VW also offers this as an after-purchase accessory for all their cars. They are very expensive at $236 a piece.

    • Aeromann



    • Aeromann

      Maybe because of the higher price?


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