Mini launches Sidewalk Edition Convertible in Singapore



Cooper and Cooper S variants of the smallest luxury convertible in Singapore now can be bought with new special edition trim


SINGAPORE

If you’re out and about in search of a new luxury compact convertible, there’s only one choice in Singapore, quite literally. The Mini Convertible is the only drop-top in this size category here, and to make it more interesting a new special edition dubbed the Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition has just been launched. 

The Sidewalk Edition will be available in two variants, the 136hp Cooper and the quicker 192hp Cooper S, both with seven-speed, twin-clutch transmissions driving the front wheels. The Cooper S Convertible can also be equipped with a seven-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, which provides even faster gear shifts plus shifter paddles on the steering wheel.

But what’s so special about the Sidewalk Edition?

In true Mini Limited Edition tradition, it’s mostly a cosmetic upgrade, starting with an exclusive Deep Laguna metallic blue paint job. The four-seat car also gets model-specific bonnet stripes with contrasting colour edges. If the deep blue colour isn’t your style you can also get it in a bunch of other colour options too.

The fully automatic soft top can be opened or closed electrically and almost silently in 18 seconds. It features an exclusive woven-in arrow graphic not found in the standard edition Mini convertible. 

The 17-inch Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels are also model-specific, and outside the car the  indicator bezels bear the “Sidewalk” model designation.

Open the door and you’re greeted by more exclusive components. The brushed aluminium door sills feature “Sidewalk” lettering. The seats are called the Leather Lounge Sidewalk variant, with anthracite-coloured leather surfaces and contrasting seams. The doormats have colour matched surrounds and seams too.





The backlit decorative trim on the passenger side in Piano Black is combined with accents in petrol and silver. The sports leather steering wheel sports a small “Sidewalk” logo at the bottom too.

The car also features LED headlamps, LED fog lamps, the interior lighting package as well as the usual Mini Driving Mode selector. Plus, the Mini Connected app allows for seamless integration of the car into your day-to-day routine with functions like the Real Time Traffic Information service and voice activated features for some functions 

The Mini Cooper Convertible Sidewalk Edition is going for S$153,888 with COE and the Cooper S variant of the Sidewalk Edition goes for a fair bit more at S$183,888 with COE. They pretty much sit in a class of their own, because as we mentioned, there are no other compact convertibles you can get here now besides a Mini.

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Lionel Kong
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