The Mini Seven special edition for the U.S. has elegant styling upgrades to celebrate the brand's heritage.

The Mini Hardtop already features retro design touches that harken back to the brand’s decades of heritage. U.S. customers looking to celebrate that legacy should keep an eye out for the special edition Mini Seven when it arrives at dealers late this summer. The model features handsome styling upgrades over the regular version, and the name plays on the Austin Seven, which started the vehicles’ story when one left the Longbridge plant in the United Kingdom on April 4, 1959.

The Seven comes in Lapisluxury Blue, which is usually part of the Mini Yours customization program. The deep, non-metallic shade lends a classic look, but customers can order Pepper White, Midnight Black metallic, or British Racing Green metallic, too. The darker colors might be the best choice to highlight Melting Silver roof and mirror caps. The same color is found on the hood stripes, but Malt Brown edges add an extra flourish there. Large badges around the side indicators also make it easy to notice this is the special edition. Exclusive 17-inch wheels are standard, but 18-inch wheels from Mini Yours are an option.

The high-class look continues inside where front passengers sit in sports seats that combine black leather and plaid fabric. Full leather is an option too, but the brown in the standard upholstery is the perfect complement to the similarly colored trim that Mini uses throughout the interior. All Sevens get a 6.5-inch infotainment system, but buyers can also spec an 8.8-inch unit with navigation.

The Seven edition is available on the 134-horsepower Cooper and 189-hp Cooper S trims of the Hardtop 2 Door and 4 Door in the US. They remain mechanically identical to the regular versions. A six-speed manual is standard for both of them, but a six-speed automatic is optional. Mini will announce pricing for these uniquely styled models closer to launch.

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