The new Mini Seven Edition is here, with one caveat–only 30 buyers will enjoy the exclusive, first design model of the Mini 5 Door in Malaysia. An homage to the original Austin Seven, the Mini Seven Edition underscore all the hallmarks of its British origins–with driving fun, premium character and appeal intact. Drivers will appreciate the exclusive Mini Yours non-metallic Lapisluxury Blue finish, its most intense blue tone. Contrasted with a Melting Silver roof and exterior mirror caps of the New MINI Seven Edition, the new Mini also feature bonnet striped designed to harmonize with the colouring of the roof and exterior mirror caps. The 17-inch light alloy wheels in the MINI Yours paint finish Spectre Grey are also created exclusively for the design model with a two-spoke design.
The New Mini Seven Edition also includes LED headlights, a feature that is unique in the compact car segment. These are surrounded by an LED daylight driving ring. LED technology is also featured in the fog lamps. Another distinct accent would be the side scuttles which bear the logo of the design model. Made up of the wordmark “Seven” and the number seven, the Mini Seven logo can also be found on the door sill finishers, both on the driver and front passenger sides.
Inside, a harmoniously matched selection of colours and materials for the seats and interior surfaces including the exclusive fabric / leather finish Diamond Malt Brown, another element created exclusively for the design model. The car’s steering wheel is made of superior high quality “Walknappa” leather with hand-stitched seams in waxed aluminium braided thread, finished with a union jack signet.
Of course, all this style comes with a lot of substance in the form of the latest engine generation with Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology. This is a particularly spirited 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine delivers 192 hp with torque peaking at 280 Nm. Hence, the new Seven Edition sprints from a standstill to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds while maintaining the average fuel consumption at 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.
The Mini Driving Modes are activated by means of a rotary switch at the base of the gear or selector lever. In addition to the standard MID mode, there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. The modes would influence the characteristic curves of the accelerator, steering and the shift characteristics of the Steptronic transmission.
The range of safety features and modern driver assistance systems also include Dynamic Stability Control with Dynamic Traction Control and Electronic Differential Lock Control. The New MINI Seven Edition is also fitted with Performance Control, a system that counters any tendency to understeer prior to reaching the threshold level.
The 8.8-inch High Resolution Navigation System Professional which gives the driver a 3D design as it leads the way, making navigation an absolute cinch. Entering information such as destinations into the navigation system can be made in handwriting with the touchpad integrated into the controller.
The New Mini Seven Edition comes with the Mini 4 Years Unlimited Mileage Warranty with complimentry scheduled service as well. The estimated retail price (on the road for personal registration, without insurance) of the New Mini Seven Edition is RM 253,888.00.