It’s time to drop the top, hit the road and feel the wind flow through your hair. Follow the sun with a 48 hour test drive in the new MINI Convertible.
With 2018 updates including new Union Flag rear lights, new colours, new wheel options, updated technology and even a new badge, there’s never been a better time to explore the open-aired, open-ended adventures the unfiltered MINI Convertible has to offer.
Available in Cooper or Cooper S petrol models and Cooper D and Cooper SD diesel models, the MINI Convertible boasts some serious top-down thinking, with a quieter electrically powered soft top, plenty of boot space and innovative Rain Warner technology.
As if that wasn’t enough, the new 4-seat MINI Convertible now includes full front and rear LED lights, a 6.5” Colour Infotainment system and DAB tuner and Bluetooth as standard - all the makings of a perfect cruiser.
Take to the roads with your choice of fast and fuel-efficient MINI TwinPower Turbo engine in either manual or automatic. The MINI Convertible Cooper model can achieve 54.3mpg or ramp up the horsepower with the Cooper S, still boasting an impressive 51.4mpg for 192hp. For even quicker acceleration, the MINI Convertible Cooper S is also available with a Sports automatic gearbox.
With just the flick of a switch swerve your driving style with MINI Driving Modes. Enjoy the city life in GREEN mode for low consumption but when you let the roof down on those country roads you can transform the car in SPORT mode.
As well as the stylish standard features, including velour mats, a well-lit interior and on-board computer, the MINI Convertible now comes with an even larger range of options to customise your interior, so your MINI can really reflect your personal style with options on trim, colour and lighting.
The MINI Convertible still has heritage at its heart with the option to personalise your interior stylings. The colour lines - knee roll and armrests - are available in four colourways; stylish Carbon Black, as standard or optional Malt Brown, Glowing Red and Satellite Grey. The optional passenger-side fascia in Piano Black, is also back-lit with a modern take on the Union Jack design.
The 2018 lighting features have filtered from the exterior to the interior too with the Excitement pack. Get up and glow with a customisable LED ring around the MINI centre instrument and ambient LED lighting available in over 250 colours - set the light to match your mood. Finally, MINI has gotten seriously creative with the MINI Convertible’s boot space. It’s Easy Load function provides a generous 215 litres with the roof up and with the roof down, there’s still a 160 litres - very handy indeed.
In the MINI Convertible, your safety comes first. As such, every MINI Convertible is fitted with a hidden roll bar, that will deploy within a fraction of a second, to provide you and your passengers with added head protection in a rollover accident. This protection system, together with the robust frames and rigid body structure create a safe haven for you and your loved ones when you’re on the road.
The MINI’s Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensures the best possible driving force, no matter what surface you’re on, even slick or sandy surfaces. This makes the MINI more agile, also, the MINI Convertible’s smart sensors can tell if you’re veering off course.
For that extra piece of mind, opt for the MINI Driving Assistant and it’s like having an extra pair of eyes driving with you. A camera-based active cruise control will prevent you getting too close to vehicles in front, by slowing you down. The Traffic Sign Memory indicates current speed limits and no-overtaking zones and the Pedestrian Warning and Collision Mitigation systems scan the streets, and if they detect danger, automatically activate the brakes.
There are so many options to make the MINI Convertible unique to you, so you can hit the road in a car that truly represents your personality and style.
Add your own touch with your choice of colour scheme, roof wrap, mirror caps and bonnet stripes, all surrounded by stunning chrome, or choose the Piano Black exterior pack for a stealthy high-gloss black option for the headlight, rear light and radiator grill.
It’s not just the vehicle that’s unique, you can also reflect your style with your choice of wheels. MINI has the rim colours and spoke styles to suit all tastes, from Roulette or Propeller Spoke alloy wheels to the new Rail Spoke design in burnished Jet Black.
To make your MINI truly unique, the new MINI Yours Customised program allows you to personalise everything from interior strips, the LED door sill and door projections and side scuttles. You can even go as far as having your name emblazoned on your MINI indicator inlays and interior door trims with 3D printing.