The additions to this Mini include a seven-speed Steptronic dual-clutch gearbox, a Deep Laguna metallic finish, and variant-exclusive 17-inch light-alloy two-tone wheels that all come as standard.
There are a few other custom touches here such as the ‘Sidewalk’ badging found inside the cabin and the variant-specific leather seats. The latter sports contrast yellow and blue stitching that can also be seen on the vehicle’s doormats.
The Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition packs a 2.0-liter four-banger TwinPower turbopetrol that generates 192hp and 280Nm, and is mated to the aforementioned gearbox or a seven-speed Steptronic Sport transmission as an option. The engine may not be as powerful as the John Cooper Works GP’ powerplant, but it’s still punchier than the smaller 1.5-liter mill that the regular Cooper gets.
Besides, it’s by no means underpowered, because Mini says the setup allows this particular hatch to do 0-100kph in 7.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 230kph.
“The Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition takes the fun of sun-drenched, wind-in-the-hair motoring to the next level,” said Mini Philippines president Willy Tee Ten. “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.”
As for its pricing, the Mini Convertible Sidewalk Edition is now available for P3,400,000 in our market. Expensive? You tell us what you think of this new Mini and its price tag, readers. Share your two cents in the comments section, please.