BMW today unveiled the new MINI Convertible, which remains the only premium cabriolet in the small car segment. It is slightly larger than the outgoing model, and rides on a wider track for improved handling.
Outside, the redesigned MINI Convertible combines sportiness with elegance, much like every other model in the lineup. Circular headlights, a honeycomb-style front grille, and a wide selection of body colours are still part of the package. The soft top is made of premium fabric and can open or close in 18 seconds while driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h. Invisibly integrated rollover protection extends automatically when required.
The four-passenger interior offers all-new front buckets and easier access to the rear seats. Cargo capacity amounts to 215 litres with the roof up and 160 litres with the roof down. Standard features include MINI Boost Radio with USB port, climate control, and Park Distance Control.
As always, a host of customization options and accessories are available. Buyers can add LED headlights and fog lights, head-up display, collision warning, a rear-view camera, heated seats, and much more.
Under the hood, the new car gets a 3-cylinder (Cooper) or 4-cylinder (Cooper S) TwinPower Turbo engine mated to a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. A 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is optional. Sport, Mid, and Green drive modes are available in both cases.
The 2016 MINI Convertible will go on sale across Canada in March. We’ll keep you updated when pricing is revealed.