The Mini Convertible is undoubtedly one of the more stylish Mini models offered today. Whether it's a Mini One, Cooper or Cooper S, cruising around town with the top down will certainly get the attention of those around you. If you happen to find it lacking in styling, then the automaker’s new appearance package for the Convertible might just fit your aesthetic.
Called the Sidewalk, it’s a visual package that adds a host of exclusive Mini items to the Convertible. The most obvious inclusion in the package is the Deep Laguna metallic paint which is exclusively available for the Sidewalk appearance pack. There are also special hood stripes with contrast color on the edges. Other exclusive exterior bits include Sidewalk badging on the fender vents and 17-inch wheels with a two-tone finish.
Despite the Sidewalk styling package being offered on the Mini Convertible, the most interesting feature added can be seen when the roof is up. The cloth roof is adorned with silver arrows that are woven into the fabric. This gives it a more stylish design even when the roof is up as compared to the usual plain black fabric in most soft-top models. It also makes for an argument whether or not you should put the roof down or flex the unique fabric design with the roof up.
Step inside, and there are more Sidewalk exclusive bits fitted. Door sills now get brushed aluminum plates with Sidewalk branding. There’s a small Sidewalk logo fitted on the bottom of the steering wheel. Yellow and blue contrast trim give the interior a livelier look.
Since it is a styling package, there are no power upgrades offered with the Sidewalk Edition Mini. As mentioned earlier, it is available in the One, Cooper and Cooper S, allowing for various engine options. The most powerful would be the Cooper S with 192 horsepower on tap available with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed Steptronic gearbox.
Pricing has yet to be announced but Mini says the Sidewalk will be available globally beginning May 2020.