Mini has rolled out the first special edition version of its third-generation Hardtop, and the car features a name we’ve seen before.

It’s called the Mini Seven, a name some readers will recall was last used for the first generation of the modern Mini back in the early 2000s. The name is much older than that, though. The classic, Alec Issigonis-designed Mini originally started out life as the Austin Seven back in 1959.

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The latest Mini Seven can be identified by its available color combinations of which there are three to choose from. The hero setup is this blue and silver mix. Mini Sevens also come with special badging and a custom wheel pattern.

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

2017 Mini Seven Cooper S Hardtop 4 Door

The special treatments inside include an exclusive pattern for the seat trim, “Seven” logos around the dash and piano black gloss on some surfaces. Of course, buyers are free to dress up their cars further via the Mini Yours personalization department.

The new Mini Seven will be available in both Cooper and Cooper S variants of the 2017 Mini Hardtop and Hardtop 4 Door models. The Cooper comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder delivering 134 horsepower while the Cooper S gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder delivering 189 hp. A  6-speed manual is standard but buyers can opt for a 6-speed automatic.

Pricing information will be released closer to the market launch in late summer.


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