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2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet Preview

Pros: It’s a fun-to-drive MINI and it can drop it’s top. Oh, and there’s room for four! 

Cons: The MINI Cooper Cabriolet has yet to see exterior changes like the hatch, and the base model does not feature the turbocharged 3-cyl like the hatchback, either. 

2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet Price and Fuel Economy: There are three versions of the 2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet available and they are as follows: 

  • 2015 MINI Cooper Convertible $30,405
  • 2015 MINI Cooper S Convertible $34,565 
  • 2015 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible $43,315 

Fuel efficiency in the base Cooper Convertible is a combined 7.5L/100km. If you opt for the Cooper S or John Cooper Works variants, you’ll see the same combined fuel economy numbers of 8.1L/100km (both with manual transmission). 

Powertrain: There are two engines available across the three models. In the base MINI Cooper Cabriolet you’ll find a 4-cylinder naturally aspirated mill that’s good for 121 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. In the Cooper S Cabriolet and the John Cooper Works models the same 4-cyl twin-scroll turbo engine resides. In the Cooper S it pushes out 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque. Remapped in the JCW model, that same engine produces 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque. 

Transmission choices reside in a 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic. Power is sent to the front wheels in all models. 

Changes and Improvements: The MINI Cooper Cabriolet has yet to see the design and engine upgrades and changes as the 3- and 5-door Coopers, so no major changes have been made for the 2015 Cooper Cabriolet. 

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet offers up 170 litres of cargo space. 

Safety: The 2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet comes equipped with all manners of standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as dynamic stability control, ABS, runflat tires, and a rollover protection system.

Comparing the 2015 MINI Cooper Cabriolet: Volkswagen Eos, Fiat 500 cabriolet, BMW 2 Series Cabriolet.