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Mini drops teasers on new Convertible

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Mini has released details for the new Cooper Convertible range, which will hit UK showrooms in March 2016.

As expected, the Mini cabriolet comes in the standard Cooper, Cooper D and Cooper S variants, with prices starting from £18,475.

To improve the structure, the designers in Munich have lengthened the body by 98mm, and widened it by 44mm, allowing for more space in the cabin and the boot. The German carmaker has also upgraded the folding roof and enhanced the entry-level equipment. 

The Convertible models will be fitted with Mini’s latest turbocharged engines. The standard Cooper will be fitted with a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, the Cooper S will boast a 2.0-litre four-cylinder and the Cooper D will be driven by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine. 

All three models are fitted with the choice of a Steptronic six-speed automatic gearbox, available with paddle shift, or a six-speed manual gearbox as standard.

New entry-level equipment includes rear parking sensors and reversing camera, which is displayed on a new 8.8-inch colour infotainment screen. Buyers can also spec their cars with new body colours and interior materials, including a ‘Yours’ fabric roof, which features a greyscale Union Jack design.

To add a bit of flavour to your journey, the Convertible will also run in three modes: MID, Sport or Green.  These modes are designed to maximize efficiency and performance in all driving conditions. A Mini spokesperson said: “In Sport mode, the overall set-up is geared towards active driving fun, while Green mode supports relaxed and fuel-efficient driving.”


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