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Published on July 20th, 2020 | by Subhash Nair

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MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition Available in Malaysia

MINI Malaysia have started offering the Convertible Sidewalk Edition locally. This limited edition aesthetic package for the MINI Convertible has most of the specs from the Cooper S. This includes a 2-litre turbocharged 4 cylinder petrol engine and a 7-speed Steptronic dual clutch transmission.

Only 20 units of the Sidewalk Edition are available in Malaysia and they add the following features and highlights:

  • Deep Laguna Metallic Exterior
  • 17″ Scissor Spoke two-tone alloy wheels
  • Soft top with “Sidewalk” pattern in Titanium Grey
  • Interior leather finish in blue with yellow highlights
  • Blue finish to interior trimmings
  • 8.8″ infotainment unit
  • 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system

The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition costs RM285,899.47 with the current 5% Sales Tax exemption on imported cars. Here’s the press release with more information.

BHPetrol RON95 Euro 4M

PRESS RELEASE

MINI, the most sophisticated compact premium automotive brand in Malaysia today introduced the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, in celebration of the original 2007 Sidewalk Edition seen in the first generation of the MINI Convertible.

The unique exterior paintwork, soft-top design, rim styling and interior fittings developed especially for the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition give the exclusive variant an unmistakable charisma. The expressive exterior and the stylish ambience in the interior make for a particularly emotional and hallmark MINI open-air experience.

Painted in the youthful Deep Laguna metallic colour, the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition provides a fresh interpretation of MINI’s charm and style with a nod to its rich heritage. Under the bonnet beats the heart of a powerful Cooper S engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology that ensures a new level of powerful thrill. 

Exclusive and expressive in nature.

Making its debut in the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is the expressive Deep Laguna body finish that accentuates the powerful design language of the variant. The individual side scuttles in the Sidewalk design further enhance the variant’s extroverted appearance as well.

The MINI Yours Soft-top Sidewalk offers protection against rain and sun, and opens electrically within 18 seconds even with the car moving at up to 30km/h. The electric-powered, 3-in-1, black soft-top roof features an interwoven “Sidewalk” pattern in Titanium Grey. The sporty bonnet stripes, embellished with a geometric pattern, put an individual spin on that iconic MINI Convertible look. The 17-inch light-alloy Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels of the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition are also a model-specific design feature.

Inside, the variant is equipped with the Sidewalk Edition interior that features the exclusive MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk seats in anthracite, combined with contrasting seams in Petrol and Energetic Yellow. The Petrol paint effect also embellish the door trims, withdoormats in matching dark Petrol surrounds and Energetic Yellow seams are also standard to the variant.

The sports steering wheel bearing the Sidewalk logo and contract seams in Petrol further accentuate the sportiness of the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, along with the stylishly decorative cockpit trim in Petrol finish.

The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition also features LED headlamps, LED front and rear fog lamps, the interior lighting package with 12 colour ambient lights, as well as the MINI Driving Modes, automatic air conditioning, a height-adjustable front passenger seat and a storage compartment package.

Maximum roof-down thrill.

The powerful two-litre four-cylinder MINI TwinPowerTurbo engine – paired with a seven-speed Steptronicautomatic transmission with double clutch – sits at the heart of the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition, producing a maximum output of 192hp and 280Nm of torque. This model is capable of sprinting from 0 to 100km/h in 7.1 seconds, has a maximum speed of 230km/h and consumes only 5.7 litres of fuel per 100km. 

Advanced infotainment systems.

The MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is equipped with the range topping Wired Package that consist of the 8.8-inch MINI Visual Boost with Navigation System. This MINI Visual Boost can be operated via the intuitive touchscreen, via the MINI controller or even via Voice Control. With Apple CarPlay, owners can connect their iPhone wirelessly to the vehicle and use the MINI Visual Boost to access numerous features on the iPhone. The new Wireless Charger in the armrest will ensure mobile phones are always recharged upon arrival.

Music can be enjoyed in the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition via the outstanding Harman Kardon 12-Speaker Soundsystem. Thanks to the perfectly positioned high-performance speakers, music of all genres can be enjoyed to the fullest, whether in the front seat or in the rear. Convenience is offered within the New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition via the Comfort Accesssystem that comes as standard.

With MINI Connected, the New MINI Sidewalk Edition is equipped with built-in 4G SIM technology, allowing Intelligent Emergency Call with automatic detection of vehicle location and accident severity is available, as well as MINI Online and MINI TeleServices. The current update of the MINI Connected App also offers an exceptionally wide range of digital services such as sending navigation destinations from smartphone to vehicle and receiving information regarding the ideal departure time, as well as Remote Services. 

The New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition is available in the new Deep Laguna exterior colour offering – presented for the first time with this exclusive variant. The New MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition will be available in limited units at selected authorised MINI dealerships nationwideas well as the MINI Online Shop viahttp://shop.mini.my/booking/mini-convertible-sidewalkfrom 15th July 2020.

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