In an effort to pay respects to the popular Austin Seven of the 1960s, MINI Malaysia today introduced a unique, limited edition version of the 5 Door Cooper called the MINI Seven Edition.
Limited to only 30 units, the MINI Seven Edition is clad in Lapisluxury Blue which is part of the MINI Yours personalisation programme, further complemented by a contrasting Melting Silver roof and side mirror caps.
Adding to the whole exterior package are the bonnet stripes and the 17-inch Spectre Grey light alloy wheels; both exclusive only to the Seven Edition.
The car also gets LED headlights, LED Daytime running lights (DRL), as well as LED fog lamps, with the cherry on the cake being the side scuttles and the door sill finishers which bear the logo of the design model, the wordmark “Seven” and the number seven.
Inside, the premium ambience is highlighted by a harmoniously matched selection of colours and materials for the seats and interior surfaces. The trim includes sports seats in the exclusive fabric / leather finish Diamond Malt Brown, another element created exclusively for the design model.
The colour line, Malt Brown, is also made exclusively for the design model and perfectly harmonizes with the other colours used for the interior of the New MINI Seven Edition, such as the interior surfaces in Piano Black.
Another feature of the design model is the MINI Yours steering wheel made “Walknappa” leather with hand-stitched seams in waxed aluminium braided thread. The steering is finished with a union jack signet. The ergonomically optimized armrest is also foldable in various position with integrated storage compartment.
The MINI Seven Edition is also equipped with an 8.8-inch High Resolution Navigation System Professional which gives the driver a 3D design as it leads the way. This is combined with an innovative display concept and numerous functions for navigation, office and multimedia for maximum comfort and information enroute to a destination.
Entering information such as destinations into the navigation system can be made in handwriting with the touchpad integrated into the MINI Controller. The Controller can also be rotated and pressed to access many functions, change various settings and scroll through lists. A high resolution reverse camera is also available to display a clear view of the area behind the car in the MINI Centre Instrument.
And then, we have all the other features like the MINI Seven Entry Strips, MINI Seven Centre Instrument Ring Badging, as well as the Comfort Access with easy opener function, which allows the unlocking of doors and boot as well as starting of engine without the use of the car key.
Under the hood, the MINI Seven Edition comes with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine that delivers 192 hp with torque peaking at 280 Nm, enabling the car to sprint from standstill to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds. Regardless, the average fuel consumption is 5.5 litres per 100 km.
The 4-cylinder engine in the New MINI Seven Edition is coupled with a 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission which offers even shorter shift times and includes not just a separate gear selector but also shift paddles at the steering wheel.
With ‘Sport’ and ‘Green’ driving modes to choose from via a rotary switch at the base of the gear lever, owners can enjoy the car in two characteristics, differing in terms of acceleration, steering, and shifting.
As far as safety is concerned, the range of features and modern driver assistance systems include Dynamic Stability Control with Dynamic Traction Control, Electronic Differential Lock Control, and the Performance Control, a system that counters any tendency to understeer prior to reaching the threshold level.
Another key feature optional to the New MINI Seven Edition is a Snap In Adapter, which is a secure and stable docking system with integrated charging function for most mobile phones. By connecting with the car’s external aerial, it simply ensures the best possible reception at all times.
The areas of entertainment are also elevated with the Harmon Kardon HiFi Sound System with 12 perfectly positioned speakers throughout the interior.
Last but not least, the MINI Seven Edition comes with the MINI 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service.
The estimated retail price (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) of the MINI Seven Edition is RM 253,888.00.