New MINI Seven
New Mini Seven announced. Design inspiration taken from classic Austin Mini
BMW has decided to look to the original Mini’s rich history and iconic design language with its new Mini Seven, the first design model of the current Mk3 generation of Mini. Inspired by classic Mini aesthetics, with exclusively designed exterior and interior design features, this special edition also has a bespoke option pack developed specifically for the model called Mini Seven Chili. Taking its name from the very first Mini, the 1959 Austin Seven, the new Seven joins the current generation Mini Hatch range in 5-door or 3-door form.
- Sixties styling for today’s Mini
The key to the Mini Seven’s retro flavour is in its choice of colours, namely the Lapisluxury Blue bodywork and the contrasting tones of the Melting Silver roof and mirror caps. BMW says this blue is the “most intensive blue tone every applied to a Mini”. Other body colour options are available, however: Pepper White, Midnight Black and British Racing Green. Unique door sill finishers and side scuttles with the Mini Seven logo also feature, while 17-inch alloy wheels in an exclusive Mini Seven, two-tone design complete the exterior changes. Those wishing to add a little something extra to the exterior design, however, do have the option of adding bonnet stripes that are finished in Melting Silver with Malt Brown edges.
- Retro interior touches continue inside
For the interior, classic design cues continue with sports seats designed exclusively for Mini Seven, featuring a fabric/leather finish in Diamond Malt Brown and a Mini Seven logo on the central instrument panel, which surrounds the Mini Visual Boost 6.5-inch colour display. This special edition also has its own bespoke option pack called the Mini Seven Chili. This offers customers Mini Yours features such as lounge leather upholstery in Carbon Black and the Mini Yours steering wheel in Walk Nappa leather which comes with a waxed, hand-stitched seam.
- A small car with big car technology
The Visual Boost display comes as standard on the Mini Seven specification, as does Mini Connected, Bluetooth handsfree with USB audio, floor mats, Mini excitement pack, automatic dual-zone air conditioning and the storage compartment pack. In addition to all that, if specified with the Mini Seven Chili pack, the model comes with LED headlights, multifunction steering wheel controls and cruise control with brake function amongst other features.
As you would expect from a model range that majors on optional extras and customisation, equipment from the rest of the Mini range is also available to further tailor the Mini Seven to individual tastes. This includes the popular panorama glass roof, windscreen heating, front driver and passenger seat heating, Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system, Mini Connected XL and the Mini navigation system.
- Engine line-up as you were
The new model is available in 3-door and 5-door bodystyles and with Cooper Seven, Cooper S Seven, Cooper D Seven and Cooper SD Seven specifications. That means anything from 116hp up to 192hp and 48.7mpg to 78.5mpg.
- Mini Seven prices and launch date
The Mini Seven hatch will have its UK premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on the Mini stand on 23 June, while orders for the model are being taken now. Mini Seven pricing starts at £18,545 for the three-door model and £19,145 for the five-door version.