New models - Mini - Hatch - Sidewalk
New premium model expands Mini Cabrio range
12 Jun 2007
By TERRY MARTIN
BMW Australia has released a Sidewalk version of its 2+2 Mini Cabrio, taking the mile-long colour and trim combinations to new heights with malt-brown leather trim (with fluted seat facings) and contrasting silver piping, high-gloss dash inserts and Sidewalk-branded scuff plates.
The malt leather accents are also used on the armrests and the two-tone multi-function sport steering wheel and gearlever.
A cabin lights package and "chrome line" interior are included with the Sidewalk, while the exterior treatment includes a special-order "White Silver" paint scheme (else silver, black or British racing green) and 17-inch light alloy wheels in silver and anthracite.
Wing mirror colour is matched to the exterior paintwork, and a Sidewalk badge is stuck on the front guards.
Standard features include ASC+T traction electronics, front foglights, sports seats, a "Cockpit Chrono Pack", automatic air-conditioning, trip computer, storage pack and gunmetal grey floor mats.
The Cooper S Sidewalk also has satellite navigation and Xenon headlights.
Pricing starts from $42,100 for the Cooper Sidewalk and $51,100 for the Cooper S version, both of which are based on the previous-generation hatchbacks.
"Mini is already unique in its customisation options for cabrio and hard-top models, but the Sidewalk not only combines some of the most attractive options, but delivers them in an exclusive paintwork and wheel package," said Mini national manager Justin Hocevar.
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