Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Mini | posted May 11, 2016 13:49
Mini unveils special edition Seven for US market
Mini harkens back to the good ol' days after the company recently revealed the special edition Seven for the US market. To be available in 2017 models, the Mini Seven pays tribute to the brand's heritage and features a more upscale exterior and interior styling.
Paying homage to the first Mini, the Austin Seven, the special edition is painted in Lapisluxury Blue. Regarded as the 'blue of kings', the non-metallic paint conveys a deep blue tone according to Mini. Other colors available for the Mini Seven include: Pepper White, Midnight Black Metallic and British Racing Green Metallic.
On the other hand, the roof and side mirror caps are finished in Melting Silver. The apparent contrast highlight's the brightwork and width of the Mini Seven. The signature hood stripes also get the Melting Silver color, along with a Malt Brown surround. Standard alloy wheels for the Mini Seven are 17-inches which feature a two-tone finish called Spectra Gray. Also available as an option is the larger 18-inch set.
Aboard the 2017 Mini Seven, the familiar cabin design has been carried over from standard models. It differs from the rest however with the use of sporty leather-fabric seats finished in Malt Brown and Black. Other leather upholstery finishes available in the Mini Seven are: Cross Punch Carbon Black and Lounge Satellite Gray. The special edition model also has piano black trim pieces throughout the cabin.
It can also be specified optional styling themes including: Carbon Black and Lounge Satellite Gray. Rounding off the interior décor of the 2017 Mini Seven are illuminated door sill plates with Seven logo and additional Mini Seven badging on the center console and instrument panel.
Available TwinPower Turbo engines for the 2017 Mini Seven are the 1.5-liter inline-three and the bigger 2.0-liter inline-four. The former produces 136 PS and 220 Nm of torque while the latter generates 192 PS and 280 Nm of torque. It comes equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox but can be married to the optional 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission.