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Mini Footpath

 


29th December, 2006

 

Mini Sidewalk

Mini introduces a special edition Cabrio model at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show (North American International Auto Show).

Thanks to Mini, convertible lovers will be able to catch the rays from the Sidewalk anytime they please, even while driving.

The new Mini Cabrio Sidewalk is a characterful addition to the range, with an even more sophisticated ambience than ever. It will appear in Australia soon, presumably with the name Mini Footpath!.

It features a bundle of additional options as well as a distinctive paint scheme and new Night Spoke light alloy wheels to further enhance the already eye-catching looks of the four-seater convertible.

Inside, the new Mini Cabrio model boasts special leather trim. The fluted leather seat covers are finished in a new Malt Brown colour, with silver piped highlights.

Malt Brown leather also covers the armrests and the lower insert on the two-tone multi-function steering wheel as well as the gear shifter. The interior also boasts a high gloss finish to the dash, door trims and speaker surrounds while the Mini Lights Package and Chrome Line Interior complete the picture.

The new model is available in both naturally aspirated 85 kW Mini Cooper and supercharged 125 kW Mini Cooper S guises. Both models are available with manual or automatic transmissions; (CVT on the Mini Cooper).

As with all Mini Cabrio models, the folding roof slips back in 15 seconds and the sunroof section above the front passengers can be opened 400 mm at speeds of up to 110 km/h (where legal).

In line with Miniís desire to allow customers to build exactly the Mini they want, the new Cabrio model is available in four colours other than the signature White Silver Metallic: Pepper White Non-Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic, British Racing Green Metallic and Astro Black Metallic.

Door mirror caps are finished in body colour and a discreet character badge is placed next to the side indicator repeaters.

At each corner this special edition model is fitted with 17-inch light-alloy rims in twin-tone silver and anthracite in the newly released Night Spoke design.

The new model will be arriving in Australia late in the second quarter of 2007. Pricing and local specification will be announced closer to launch.




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