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New MINI Convertible

MINI Convertible

New MINI Convertible

The all-new MINI Convertible range includes the MINI Cooper D Convertible with emissions from just 100g/km CO2.

A four-car range will be available from launch – the MINI Cooper Convertible, MINI Cooper D Convertible, MINI Cooper S Convertible and the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible – with three petrol engines and one diesel, and pricing starting from £18,475.

Brand new features include a fully electric roof that’s quieter and smoother than the previous model, a fully integrated rollover protection system and more rear space than ever before.

The petrol engines in the new MINI Cooper Convertible and MINI Cooper S Convertible – 1.5-litre three-cylinder and 2.0-litre four-cylinder respectively – feature turbocharging, direct fuel injection with centrally positioned injectors, variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS) and fully variable VALVETRONIC valve control technology.

This technology, combined with modifications, give the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible an additional 39hp over the standard Cooper S model.

On the 1.5-litre diesel three-cylinder engine in the MINI Cooper D Convertible, there is turbocharging with variable intake geometry and common rail direct injection.

MINI Cooper Convertible:

Capacity: 1,499 cc

Output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4,400 rpm

Max. torque: 220 Nm at 1,250 rpm

Acceleration (0–62 mph): 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds)

Top speed: 129 mph (128 mph)

Average fuel consumption: 55.4 mpg (53.3 mpg)

CO2 emissions: 114 g/km (119 g/km)

MINI Cooper D Convertible:

Capacity: 1,496 cc

Output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4,000 rpm,

Max. torque: 270 Nm at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm

Acceleration (0–62 mph): 9.9 seconds (automatic: 9.9 seconds)

Top speed: 121 mph (121 mph)

Average fuel consumption: 70.6 mpg (68.9 mpg)

CO2 emissions: 100 g/km (104 g/km)

MINI Cooper S Convertible:

Capacity: 1,998 cc

Output: 141 kW/192 hp at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm

Max. torque: 280 Nm at , 250 – 4,000 rpm

Acceleration (0–62 mph): 7.2 seconds (automatic: 7.1 seconds)

Top speed: 143 mph (142 mph)

Average fuel consumption: 46.3 mpg (48.7 mpg)

CO2 emissions: 139 g/km (131 g/km)

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible:

Capacity: 1,998 cc

Output: 170 kW/231 hp at 5,200 – 6,000 rpm

Max. torque: 320 Nm at 1,250 – 4,800 rpm

Acceleration (0–62 mph): 6.6 seconds (automatic: 6.5 seconds)

Top speed: 149 mph (150 mph)

Average fuel consumption: 47.9 mpg (43.5 mpg)

CO2 emissions: 152 g/km (138 g/km)

(Automatic figures in brackets)

Power is directed to the front wheels, with a six-speed manual transmission as standard. A six-speed Steptronic transmission is available as an option and is also more efficient and refined than ever before. Steptronic sports transmission with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles can be specified on MINI Cooper S Convertible and on MINI John Cooper Works Convertible.

MINIMALISM technology is fitted as standard across the range, including an auto start/stop function in conjunction with both manual and Steptronic transmissions, brake energy recuperation, shift-point display and electro-mechanical power steering. In addition to the map-controlled oil pumps, needs-based control of the fuel and coolant pumps also contributes to the efficiency of the engines. An optimised preheating process reduces the energy required to start the diesel engine in the MINI Cooper D Convertible by around 50 per cent. Extensive underbody panelling optimises aerodynamic performance.

The optional MINI Driving Modes enable individual vehicle set-up by means of a rotary switch at the base of the gear lever. In addition to the standard MID mode, there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN. Adjustments influence the characteristic curves of the accelerator, steering and – if the car is specified accordingly – the shift characteristics of the Steptronic transmission and the Dynamic Damper Control program map.

In SPORT mode, the overall set-up is geared towards active driving fun, while GREEN mode supports relaxed and fuel-efficient driving. For example, in Steptronic cars it’s possible to use the ‘coasting’ function, where the drivetrain is decoupled at speeds of between 31 and 99 mph as soon as the driver’s foot is removed from the accelerator pedal.

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