Mini has launched many retro special editions, but the 2021 Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition convertible references a model of a somewhat newer vintage. The Sidewalk Edition was originally launched in 2007 and, like that model, the 2021 version features mostly cosmetic changes.
Starting at $39,250, the Mini Cooper S convertible Sidewalk Edition is the only Mini that offers a manual transmission. It has a 6-speed manual, and buyers can choose the 7-speed dual-clutch automatic for an additional $1,700.
The Sidewalk Edition is available in Deep Laguna Metallic Blue or Mini Yours Enigmatic Black Metallic, both with an Anthracite roof and “Sidewalk” graphics. The special edition also has 17-inch Scissor Spoke 2-tone wheels.
The interior gets Leather Lounge Sidewalk Anthracite upholstery, a sport leather-wrapped steering wheel, Sidewalk Edition floor mats, and a model-specific interior illumination color.
Other than the transmission, the Sidewalk Edition is mechanically unchanged from the standard Cooper