The MINI Convertible was initially introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2004. A year later it was released in the market and offered in three versions. In 2007, a limited edition MINI Cooper S Sidewalk Convertible was revealed at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. It was built to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour with a maximum speed of 215 kilometers per hour.
Its second-generation was launched in 2009. It was equipped with an “Openometer” that shows the amount of the time the convertible top was lowered.
In the Philippines, the current generation MINI Convertible debuted in 2018 complete with a refreshed look.
This sassy and elegant top-down measures 3,850mm long, 1,727mm wide, and 1,415mm tall. Its front flaunts the company’s distinct dark honeycomb grille enclosed in a chrome frame. It is paired with round LED headlights with dazzle-free brightness, daytime running lights, circular fog lamps, and a mighty bumper.
It rear features a dual exhaust pipe, LED tail lights, and a bold bumper. Its top houses the acclaimed powered soft top that is guaranteed to open or close in just 18 seconds.
The interior of this iconic car comes in Carbon Black but you have the option to request the color lines in Glowing Red, Malt Brown, or Satellite Grey. It is built with an updated information and instrument cluster, a three-spoke premium steering wheel, and a contemporary console.
In terms of cargo loading, it offers the Easy Load function that increases the space of the luggage compartment by pushing the roof base up. It provides a 215-liters capacity when the top is closed and a 160-liter space when it is open. The rear seats can also be folded for longer items.
Technology & Safety Features
It is built with a 6.5 color screen infotainment system in the center cluster and phone integration through Bluetooth.
Safety is assured as it is fitted with a good number of airbags, a Dynamic Traction Control, Park Distance Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Active Rollover Protection System, and a reverse camera.
Platform & Chassis
This classy, front-wheel-drive car is built using the BMW UKL2 platform with a rigid chassis body. With this, riders can expect overall protection and smooth ride even on challenging roads.
Engine & Drivetrain
Powering this remastered icon are two engine options: a 2.0-liter four inline engine paired with a seven-speed DCT for the standard variant that produces 192hp and a torque of 280 Nm and a 2.0-liter, four-inline motor matched with an eight-speed sport Steptronic that generates 231hp and 320 NM.