New special-edition MINI Sidewalk Convertible breaks cover

Limited to 150 examples, the MINI Sidewalk Convertible gets styling tweaks and a powerful engine

  • Priced from £34,215
  • On sale now with customer deliveries to start shortly
  • MINI Convertible is our Best Convertible 2020 award winner

MINI has launched the MINI Sidewalk Convertible, a limited-run model that gets a host of styling upgrades and special badges to highlight its exclusivity. Only 150 are to be produced for the UK, each costing £34,215. You can order the MINI Sidewalk Convertible now, with first deliveries scheduled for March.

The most noticeable exterior changes are a new ‘Deep Laguna’ metallic blue paint colour and 17-inch two-tone alloy wheels designed specifically for the car. There are also new bonnet stripes with pinstriping that look like they’re textured, and a handful of ‘Sidewalk’ badges. The fabric roof can be chosen with a new arrow pattern to make the car stand out even more.

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There are a number of model-specific touches inside. The seats are trimmed in dark grey leather upholstery, with a yellow centre insert and blue piping to match the car’s exterior paint. You’ll also find this Deep Laguna colour on the stitching and interior trim panels, and there’s another Sidewalk badge on the base of the steering wheel.

As standard, the car offers plenty of equipment, as you might expect given its relatively high starting price. The Sidewalk features sat nav and a reversing camera - both displayed on the central 8.8-inch infotainment system - plus heated seats, wireless phone charging, front and rear parking sensors, and a Harmon Kardon stereo system. A head-up display is also included, which projects useful driving information in front of you so you don’t have to look down at the dials and screens.

The MINI Sidewalk Convertible is based on the speedy Cooper S model, using the same 189bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. A seven-speed twin-clutch automatic is the only gearbox available. In the Cooper S, this combination allows the MINI to get from 0-62mph in 7.2 seconds.

Read our review of the MINI Convertible, or check out its rivals in our list of best convertibles.

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