Open-top driving fun in extroverted style
MINI Asia and British United Automobiles Inc. invite drivers to express their individuality with the newest special edition MINI – the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition – now available in the Cooper S variant.
“The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition takes the fun of sun-drenched, wind-in-the-hair motoring to the next level,” said Willy Q. Tee Ten, President of MINI Philippines. “Sassy and spontaneous, it celebrates a rich heritage of unfiltered excitement and is the epitome of hood down, summer driving enjoyment – with more power, space and handling,” he added.
MINI presents a particularly exclusive opportunity to enjoy driving fun without a fixed roof over one’s head. With its individual design and equipment features, the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition offers ideal conditions for making an extroverted appearance in urban traffic. The innovative and precisely coordinated colour and material concept of the new edition model sets fresh highlights for individual style and spontaneous joie de vivre.
Variants of the exterior paintwork, soft top design, rim styling and interior fittings developed especially for the edition model, as well as numerous specific design accents, give the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition its unmistakable charisma. The expressive exterior and the stylish ambience in the interior make for a particularly emotional and hallmark MINI open-air experience.
With the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, the traditional British premium car manufacturer has once again created an attractive combination of MINI typical go-kart feeling and exclusive flair to provide a unique open-top driving experience.
An edition model of the same name of the first open-top MINI generation already heightened open-top driving fun considerably. The direct predecessor of the current open-top four-seater, the MINI Convertible Highgate, also ranks among the top model highlights of the British premium brand.
Exclusive paintwork, unique soft top design, special light alloy wheels
In the current generation, the MINI Convertible is the only open-top model in the premium compact car segment. In addition to its exceptional position in the automotive market, the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition also offers an extra touch of exclusivity.
Thanks to the Deep Laguna metallic body paint finish presented for the first time with the edition model, it is instantly recognisable. The expressive blue tone accentuates the powerful surfaces of the vehicle particularly intensively. The sporty character of the open four-seater is additionally emphasised by the model-specific bonnet stripes with contrasting colour edges. On request, the exterior paintwork Midnight Black metallic, White Silver metallic, Enigmatic Black metallic, Moonwalk Grey metallic and Thunder Grey metallic are also available for the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition.
The MINI Yours Softtop Sidewalk offers protection against precipitation or when the sun is simply beating down too strongly. The version of the fully automatic textile soft top, specially designed for the edition model, which can be opened or closed electrically and almost silently in 18 seconds, features an artistically woven-in arrow graphic in the particularly high-quality finish typical of MINI Yours.
The 17 inch light-alloy Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels of the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition are also a model-specific design feature. A further contribution to the model’s unmistakable appearance is made by the side indicator bezels, known as side scuttles, which bear the “Sidewalk” model designation.
Characteristic interior ambience: exclusive MINI Yours leather upholstery, specific interior surfaces
The edition model features brushed aluminium door sills bearing the “Sidewalk” lettering. Inside, the occupants sit on seats in the exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk variant. Their anthracite-coloured leather surfaces are combined with contrasting seams in Petrol and Energetic Yellow. In addition, braided piping in Petrol and the “Sidewalk” logo add touches of individual style. The doormats have matching dark Petrol surrounds and Energetic Yellow seams.
The interior surfaces of the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition also have a model-specific design. The backlit decorative trim on the passenger side in Piano Black is combined with accents in petrol and silver. In addition, the elliptical door trim is in Petrol. The sports leather steering wheel with its discreet “Sidewalk” logo at the bottom and contrasting seams is a further highlight in edition model’s interior.
In conjunction with the Sidewalk Chili equipment package, the edition model also features LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, the interior lighting package as well as the MINI Driving Modes, automatic air conditioning, a height-adjustable front passenger seat and a storage package.
Driving fun made to measure
The MINI Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition has a petrol engine that is equipped with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. The car is powered by a 2.0 litre 4-cylinder engine which produces 192 hp, providing the sportiest fresh air experience.
The engine is combined with a 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch. Alternatively, the MINI Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition can also be equipped with a 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with double clutch, which provides even faster gear shifts and can also be operated using paddles on the steering wheel. As a further addition to the standard equipment, a wide range of options is available for all engine variants of the edition model to provide extra comfort, driving fun and spontaneous open-air pleasure.