Mini is celebrating 30 years of open-top motoring with the Cooper Convertible Seaside Edition—scheduled to go on sale in the U.S. market in February 2023. As with many other limited edition Minis you might have seen so far, the Seaside Edition features edition-specific exterior and interior visual enhancements.
As you can probably tell from the photos, the Cooper Convertible Seaside Edition will be available in two paint options: maritime-inspired Caribbean Aqua and spotted clouds-inspired Nanuq White. Both paint finishes feature double decorative stripes in white that run from the side doors to the rear of the vehicle, but of course, the stripes offer better contrast against the Aqua paint. The front bumper features a stylized 30 graphic, while a similar graphic can also be found on the caps of the 18-inch alloy wheels. Of course, the special edition also comes with an edition-specific key featuring a wave pattern in iridescent blue tones.
Things have been kept just as subtle on the inside with edition-specific door sills; Carbon Black leather seats; decorative strips on the dashboard; Seaside-branded steering wheel, and of course, edition-specific floor mats.
As you probably know, there are not gonna be any mechanical changes. However, the Cooper S Convertible Seaside Edition is gonna be powered by the 131 kW (176 bhp/178 metric hp) version of the BMW B48 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine and not the 141 kW (189 bhp/192 metric hp) version. The Seaside Edition will also be available with the non-S model, the Cooper Convertible, powered by the BMW B38 100 kW (134 bhp/136 metric hp) 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo petrol engine.