Mini Cooper convertible
Mini Cooper convertible: new gen
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3rd November, 2015
Distinguishing the new generation Mini Cooper convertible is unmistakable
exterior design; characteristic proportions; up-to-date interpretation of classic Mini design features: circular
headlamps and rear lights with chrome surrounds, hexagonal radiator grille, black peripheral body surround, side turn
indicator elements; large selection of body finishes including the new colour variant Caribbean Aqua metallic.
A textile soft top with fully automatic opening and closing mechanism as well as sliding roof function; new drive,
fully electric and therefore quiet for the first time; also available as Mini Yours soft top with unique woven Union Jack
graphic; opening and closing of the soft top and side windows in 18 seconds, also possible during travel at speeds of up
to 30km/h; invisibly integrated roll-over protection which extends automatically when required as a convertible-specific
component of the integrated Mini safety concept.
Increased dimensions of the new Mini Convertible as compared to predecessor model by 98 millimetres in length, 44
millimetres in width and 1 millimetre in height; longer wheelbase (+ 28 millimetres); larger track width (+ 42 millimetres
at the front, + 34 millimetres at the rear); optimised space comfort on all four seats; new front seats with larger
adjustment range; more comfortable entry and longer seat surface for rear passengers; also more clearly emphasised
single-seat character with optimised lateral support at the rear; luggage volume expanded by approx. 25 per cent to 215
litres with closed top and 160 litres with open top; standard trim includes rear backrest with split fold, enlarged
through-loading facility and Easy Load function.
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Characteristic interior design with horizontally structured cockpit, circular or elliptical contours for displays,
air vents and door trim elements as well as quality colour and material combinations; display and operating concept
including instrument panel on the steering column, central instrument with new functions, optional LED lighting
display and red start/stop button at the centre of the toggle switch bar in the lower section of the centre
Market launch of the new Mini Convertible with three engine variants (combined fuel consumption; 6.0 – 3.8 l/100 km;
combined CO2emissions: 139 – 100 g/km); new engine generation with Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology; 3-cylinder petrol
engine with 100 kW/136 hp in the Mini Cooper Convertible, 4-cylinder petrol engine with 141 kW/192 hp in the Mini Cooper
S Convertible, 3-cylinder diesel engine with 85 kW/116 hp in the Mini Cooper D Convertible.
Power transmission to the front wheels; 6-speed manual transmission as standard; 6-speed Steptronic transmission as an
option; 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission with shift paddles at the steering wheel also available for Mini Cooper S
Convertible; extensive range of MINIMALISM technology as standard; optional Mini Driving Modes including GREEN mode for
Typical Mini go-kart feeling due to suspension technology with model-specific set-up combined with wide track and long
wheelbase; single-joint strut front axle and multilink rear axle with increased stiffness and reduced weight;
speed-related Servotronic steering support and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) as standard; Mini Cooper S Convertible additionally with Performance
Control; optionally available: Dynamic Damper Control, sports suspension: 15-inch or 16-inch light alloy wheels as
standard, or sized up to 18-inch as an option.
Rigid body structure with model-specific bracing elements for an agile driving response with maximum occupant
protection; complete set of standard safety features with front airbags, head-thorax airbags integrated in the backrests,
3-point automatic belts on all seats, ISOFIX child seat mountings for the passenger seat and at the rear, tyre pressure
display and partially active engine compartment lid for optimum pedestrian protection; needs-based control of the
restraint systems and roll-over protection by means of centralised safety electronics.
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High-quality standard features including automatic soft top activation, central locking, Radio Mini Boost with USB and
AUX-IN socket, Park Distance Control and air conditioning; customisation with a large selection of exterior mirror
graphics, bonnet stripes, seat upholsteries, interior surfaces and Colour Lines as well as Mini Yours and John Cooper
Innovative features available for the Mini Convertible for the first time: LED headlamps with LED daytime driving
light and LED rear lights; adaptive light distribution and LED turning light; LED fog lamp; lighting package with LED
interior and ambient lighting; Mini Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant, Driving Assistant with camera-based active cruise
control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection; rear
view camera; Intelligent Emergency Call.
Additional options to enhance driving fun, comfort and individual style include 2-zone automatic air conditioning with
convertible mode, seat heating, Comfort Access, Always Open Timer with new display content, new wind deflector with
reduced weight and simplified mounting, rain sensor with automatic driving lights control, Mini Excitement Package
including Mini Logo Projection from the exterior mirror onto the area in front of the door on the driver's side, heatable
windscreen, heatable and folding exterior mirrors, interior and exterior mirrors with automatic dip function, Mini
navigation system and Wired equipment package including navigation system Professional with Mini Touch Controller, Radio
Mini Visual Boost, Mini Connected XL Journey Mate and Bluetooth mobile phone preparation.
Complete Mini Connected in-car infotainment programme; constantly updated selection of apps for integration in the car
via smartphone; exclusive Mini functions such as Mini Streetwise, on-line search, Sports Instruments, Force Meter and
rain warning function; Mini Connected XL Journey Mate with real time traffic radar; on-line based services for the use of
social networks as well as entertainment offers such as Spotify, AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody,
TuneIn and GoPro.
Mini Cooper D Convertible: 3-cylinder diesel engine with Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable
turbine geometry, common rail direct injection), capacity: 1,496 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 270
Nm at 1,750 – 2,250 rpm (300 Nm with overboost), acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.9 seconds (automatic: 9.9 seconds), top
speed: 195 km/h (195 km/h), average fuel consumption rating: 4.0 – 3.8 litres (4.1 – 3.9 litres)/100 kilometres, CO2
emissions: 105 – 100 g/km (109 – 104 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
Mini Cooper Convertible: 3-cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct
injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1,499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4,400
rpm, torque: 220 Nm at 1,250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost), acceleration (0–100 km/h): 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.7
seconds), top speed: 208 km/h (206 km/h), average fuel consumption rating: 5.1 – 4.9 litres (5.3 – 5.1 litres)/100
kilometres, CO2 emissions: 118 – 114 g/km (123 – 119 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
Mini Cooper S Convertible: 4-cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct
injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1,998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp at 5,000 –
6,000 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1,250 – 4,000 rpm (300 Nm with overboost), acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.2 seconds
(automatic: 7.1 seconds), top speed: 230 km/h (228 km/h), average fuel consumption rating: 6.1 – 6.0 litres (5.8 – 5.6
litres)/100 kilometres, CO2 emissions: 142 – 139 g/km (134 – 131 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.
Length: 3,821 millimetres (Mini Cooper S Convertible: 3,850 millimetres)
Width: 1,727 millimetres
Height: 1,415 millimetres
Wheelbase: 2495 millimetres.
Stay tuned for Australian specifications, pricing and release details in due course.