MINI Australia has launched its new Sidewalk Edition, a uniquely styled variant of the Cooper S Convertible, powered by a gutsy 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo 4-cylinder engine that produces 141kW and 280Nm.
The front-wheel drive is paired to a 7-speed sports double clutch auto transmission, and the century sprint is achieved in just 7.1 seconds. It features a long list of aesthetic enhancements that create a car that takes wind-in-the-hair motoring to a new level.
The list begins with Laguna Blue, the special edition paintwork appointed exclusively for the MINI Sidewalk Edition. On request, the car can also be specified in White, Silver or Midnight Black finishes.
Unique Sidewalk Edition stripes featuring arrow graphics adorn the bonnet, flanked by edition badging on both side scuttles. At all four corners, specially designed 17-inch ‘Scissor’ light alloys give the car further differentiation.
A MINI Yours soft-top has been specially designed for this variant, featuring an artistically woven-in arrow graphic. The electrically operated roof can be effortlessly folded up or down in just 18 seconds.
It can additionally be partially retracted along sturdy frames for flexible states of cover.
Inside, the MINI Sidewalk Edition makes quiet exclamations with a predominantly Anthracite leather trim contrasted with Energetic Yellow and Petrol (a bright blue) braided accents.
Special edition door sill plates and a sports leather steering wheel with a discreet ‘Sidewalk’ logo at the bottom add touches of individual style.
Finally, the MINI Sidewalk Edition features premium sound courtesy of Harman Kardon, making this edition the go-to choice for fist-pumping, open-top motoring this summer.
To launch the new car, MINI Australia has collaborated with premium audio brand Harman Kardon and artist Owl Eyes to create Sidewalk Sounds, a much needed response to the live music drought that has happened since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.
Sidewalk Sounds will see artist Owl Eyes driving a MINI Sidewalk Edition around Sydney with Harman Kardon sound equipment, bringing live music to city-fringe areas like Bondi Beach and Surry Hills in a top-down travelling party.
All footage will be showcased online from Thursday 29 October on MINI Australia’s or Harman Kardon’s Instagram Channel.
The new MINI Sidewalk Edition Cooper S is available for order now from $55,800 (plus on-roads). For further information and to test drive the new Sidewalk Edition, please contact your local MINI dealer.