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MINI Seven special edition revealed, 3-door & 5-door

Yet another MINI variant has been released, this time it’s a special edition called the MINI Seven. It’s designed as a tribute to the original Austin Seven.

2016 MINI Seven 5 door

Available in either three-door or five-door form, the new MINI Seven is described as offering a “distinctive character” linking to its British origins, with exclusive exterior colour options and colour combinations setting it apart from the regular lineup.

The new Seven will be available with four different engine options, spanning from the 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder producing 100kW and 220Nm, to the Cooper S with its 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder developing 141kW and 280Nm.

For the diesel lovers there’s also the entry ‘D’ using a 1.5-litre turbo-diesel generating 85kW and 270Nm, while an ‘SD’ version uses a 2.0-litre capacity with four cylinders to produce 125kW and 360Nm.

Just like the exterior, the interior has been given a dusting over and comes with special fabric and leather seat options, with Diamond Malt Brown highlights, piano black trimmings, and a unique ’Seven’ logo for the central instrument surround.

The interior also gets MINI’s Touch Controller and multimedia interface, with sat-nav, optional dual-zone climate control and 8.8-inch LCD screen, and MINI Connected with MINI Streetwise and real-time traffic radar.

MINI will launch the special edition, presumably all around the world, later this year.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.