Get the mesh look you've been wanting!
When the Gen 2 MINI was released it made quite a stir in the MINI community and a lot of Gen1 MINI owners really liked that the Cooper S model had a black mesh grill from the factory and the Cooper had a chrome horizontal slat grill, while the Gen1 MINI Cooper S had virtually the same grill as the Cooper but had body colored horizontal slats. The Gen2 MINI further separated the look of the models by using the black mesh grill on the Cooper S which was a more sporty look and the Chrome grill on the Cooper was a more traditional look.
For years the only grill on the market for the Gen1 worth considering was the factory Aero grill from the Aero body kit. While it is still a great option, the lower grill is a total pain to install. It remains one of our best selling products but each and every one of those lower grills was painstakingly modified to fit which is a bit of task and some people are just not interested or capable which is why this is great grill to consider if you want to ditch your standard Gen 1 Cooper or Cooper S grills.
This is a great option for those that want a simple install and also want a slightly more modern look. The pattern on this grill is very similar to the elongated mesh pattern on the Gen2 JCW grill which is a nice look. This grill set does NOT require the extensive modification to the lower grill and is pretty simple to install. The finish is a gloss black and the material is a rigid injection molded plastic. Sold as 2 grills. The large grill in the bonnet/hood and the long skinny grill on the front edge of the bumper.