Hardly strangers to a quirky special edition, Mini has confirmed the Countryman Boardwalk Edition is coming to Australia and it packs more than just a bold paint job.
Mini today confirmed that 59 examples of the recently-unveiled 2021 Countryman Boardwalk Edition small SUV will come to Australia.
The new Countryman Boardwalk Edition is said to echo a similarly beachy theme to the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition launched last year with a smattering with appealing upgrades.
The Countryman Boardwalk Edition is available in a single metallic paint colour known as Deep Laguna with Piano Black accents on the mirrors and headlight surrounds.
Mini has complimented the colour with a black roof fitted with a panoramic sunroof, roof rails and unique “Boardwalk” graphics on each side at the rear of the roof.
A set of unique 18-inch ‘Pin’ spoke alloy wheels have also been fitted at each corner while in the boot Mini have packed a picnic table ready for a weekend at the beach.
Climb inside and you’ll find a set of heated seats in the front and a Harman Kardon Hi-fi sound system with 12 speakers and an eight-channel digital amplifier.
As is standard on all Minis, the Countryman Boardwalk Edition is fitted with wireless Apple Carplay however Android Auto is not available in any form. Mini Australia has previously told Chasing Cars they are working on a fix but can’t confirm when it will come to fruition.
The Countryman Boardwalk Edition is available in two grades in the Cooper and Cooper S models priced at $52,000 and $58,500 respectively, before on-road costs.
The drivetrain remains unchanged from the regular variants, with both engines coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission which sends power exclusively to the front wheels.
As with the base Countryman Cooper, this special edition is fitted with a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque.
Step up to the Countryman Cooper S and Mini adds a two-litre four-cylinder engine making 141kW/280Nm, which cuts the Cooper’s 0-100km/h time from 9.7 second to a brisk 7.5 seconds.
Opting for the Cooper S variant also adds a radiator grille with black honeycomb on the outside while the inside includes a John Cooper Works steering wheel, a Carbon Black leather seats that are electronically adjustable and adaptive cruise control.
Mini will offer 29 units of the Cooper and 30 units of the Cooper S Boardwalk Edition in Australia, with buyers now able to place a deposit at a dealership or on Mini’s official website.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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