MINI USA introduces the new MINI Seven
May 12, 2016: In August 1959, the virtually identical models Austin Seven and Morris Mini Minor were presented to the public. The first specimen of the legendary 4-seater created by designer Alec Issigonis and known today as the classic Mini came off the production line as the Austin Seven. The new MINI Seven, therefore, recalls the premiere of the British small car more than five and a half decades ago. The current MINI model generation, including the new MINI Seven, embodies the very latest version of their principle of making the smartest possible use of the space available.
Designed in hallmark brand style, MINI Seven has four seats and an 8.7 cubic-foot luggage compartment. Also featuring a wheelbase extended by 2.8 inches, two additional doors, a third seat at the rear and one of the largest luggage compartments in its class, with a volume of 13.1 cubic feet, the new MINI Hardtop 4 Door provides a new range of options. Seat heating for driver and front passenger, a panorama glass roof, and a Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system set the mood gloriously well. The interior design features the standard trim in Upholstery Diamond Malt Brown, which was created exclusively for this design model. Four other types of leather are available to customize the interior.
Flaunting the Lapisluxury Blue colour, the “blue of kings”, there are three other finishes available to choose from for the new MINI Seven. Regardless of the selected body color, the roof and exterior mirror caps of the MINI Seven are finished in Melting Silver. Furthermore, the MINI Seven logo is also found on the model-specific doorsill finishers on the driver and front passenger side.
The new MINI Seven is available in two engine variants for each body type. The latest engine generation with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, will include the 1.5 liter 3-cylinder engine with an output of 134 hp for the Cooper models and the particularly spirited 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with an output of 189 hp in the Cooper S models. A range of driver assistance systems have been developed for the new MINI generation including: the MINI Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant, rear view camera and collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function.
Pricing will be announced closer to the vehicle’s arrival in market. The 2017 MINI Seven special edition will be available in both Cooper and Cooper S variants of the MINI Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door models starting late summer.