Outgoing Mini cabrio gets upgrade
The hardtop Mini has been redesigned for 2007, but the old version will continue in convertible form for at least a year. The new Mini Cabrio Sidewalk is now available across the Middle East, in a bid to keep it fresh.
Unique paint, specially developed light-alloy wheels, exclusive leather upholstery and other features highlight the weirdly-named Sidewalk package. It is available with the 115 hp Cooper or the 170 hp Cooper S engine.
The Mini Cabrio Sidewalk is available in five special paintwork colours, namely Pepper White, Sparkling Silver Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic, Astro Black Metallic, and the New White Silver Metallic. The caps on the rear-view mirrors are finished in each case in body colour, and a discreet emblem bearing the letter â€œSidewalkâ€ designates the exclusive character of this Convertible directly behind the white additional direction indicators on the front side panels.
A special feature exclusive to the MINI Cabrio Sidewalk is the newly designed light-alloy rims in twin-tone Night Spoke design. Measuring 17 inches in size, these silver and anthracite-coloured wheels come on runflat tyres.
Getting into the car, the driver and passengers first step over a door sill bearing the name â€œSidewalkâ€. The interior upholstery is characterised by its unique Malt Brown English colour. The leather seats have distinctive silver edges, piping and prominent stitching. This all new interior trim is standard on all MINI Cabrio Sidewalks.
Standard features include air conditioning, an on-board computer, Park Distance Control and the MINI Boost radio including a CD player as well as an AUX connection for external entertainment sources all coming as standard.