MINI India has introduced a special edition of its best-selling convertible, the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition. MINI has a long history of creating special models with high-quality features and distinct designs. The new MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is based on the first special edition of this line which was launched in 2007.
The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition combines iconic with contemporary to create aesthetically compelling contrasts. The Deep Laguna Metallic exterior colour that it comes with is specially developed for this edition, while the striking geometric pattern of the soft-top electric roof (that opens within 20 seconds, by the way) makes a lasting impression. The specially designed 43.18 cm/17″ light-alloy wheel Scissor Spoke 2-tone, individual side scuttles in the Sidewalk design, door sill finishers made of brushed aluminum also in Sidewalk design, and the striking bonnet stripes with delicate pinstripes further complement and enhance its unique look.
The interior features a design that is premium as well as harmonious and offers the finest workmanship in every small detail. MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk leather seats in Anthracite with braided piping in Dark Petrol and accent seams in Energetic Yellow. The new illuminated interior surface features a decorative cockpit and door trim with a Petrol finish. The multi-function Sport Leather steering wheel with a discreet Sidewalk logo and contrast seams in Petrol add touches of individual styling.
Mr. Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “MINI was born out of a crisis. It’s a brave and daring brand that is authentic, inventive, and optimistic by nature. It brings people and communities together, offering them unique and unfiltered experiences even in the most extraordinary times. The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is a perfect tribute to the MINI philosophy and the challenges of the current time. MINI has once again created an unmatched combination of the legendary go-kart feeling and open-top driving experience. It celebrates a rich heritage of unfiltered excitement and driving fun. The exclusively crafted elements of this limited edition create moments of pure emotion with unbridled energy. If you’re spontaneous, outgoing, and like to live life unfiltered, this is the car for you.”
At the heart of the new MINI Convertible is a 2-litre, 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology. It gives a peak output of 192 hp/ 141 kW and a maximum torque of 280 Nm. It is mated to a newly developed 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with double clutch and steering wheel paddles. This propels the car from 0-100 km/hr in 7.1 seconds, while the top speed is limited to 230 km/hr.
The MINI Driving Modes enable an individualized vehicle set-up focusing on either ride comfort, sportiness, or efficiency, according to preference. In addition to the standard MID mode, the Sport mode is geared towards active driving fun while the Green mode supports fuel-efficient driving.
The new MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is stacked with a range of intuitive safety technologies. The standard safety equipment comprises of Front and Passenger Airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control, and Run-flat Indicator.
The standard MINIMALISM technology includes an auto start/stop function, brake energy recuperation, shift point display, and electromechanical power steering. Another cool feature is the MINI Excitement Package, which comprises LED interior and ambient lighting as well as a projection of the MINI logo on the ground on the driver’s side when the door is opened.
Offered as a Completely Built-Up unit (CBU), only 15 units are available and can be booked exclusively on its official website. The new MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is available in Deep Laguna metallic exterior colour at an ex-showroom price of ₹ 44,90,000.