With the vehicle’s arrival announced during the coldest month of the year, the leadership of Mini Philippines is keen on offering such to the market with that ray of positivity, coming from that raw excitement from the model that the British marque is known for.
“The Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition takes the fun of sun-drenched, wind-in-the-hair motoring to the next level,” Mini Philippines President Willy Tee Ten said.
“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,” the Mini Philippines chief added.
To note, the latest convertible offering from the European brand was slated to land in the US as early as April.
The latest Mini offering—now available in the Cooper S variant—is said to “offer that ideal conditions for making an extroverted appearance in urban traffic.”
Equipped in the MINI Cooper S Convertible Sidewalk Edition is the 2.0 liter four-cylinder with TwinPower Turbo technology gasoline engine that can provide 192 horsepower. This is powered by a seven-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch, which can also be operated using paddle shifters to complete the sporty feel.
As Mini Philippines said, “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.
What makes it distinct is its Deep Laguna metallic body paint finish presented for the first time with the edition model complemented by the model-specific bonnet stripes with contrasting color edges.
The newest Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition is also available in Midnight Black metallic, White Silver metallic, Enigmatic Black metallic, Moonwalk Grey metallic and Thunder Grey metallic.
It sits on 17-inch alloy Scissor Spoke two-tone wheels, which goes well with other trinkets outside such as the side indicator bezels (side scuttles), among others. Also seen in the Mini Sidewalk Convertible are the brushed aluminium door sills with “Sidewalk” lettering.
For its interiors, occupants are welcomed by the exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk variant as well as the model-specific backlit trim on the passenger side in Piano Black. 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.
The price of the Mini Sidewalk Convertible is P3.4 million.
Photos from Mini Philippines