The New MINI Convertible | Part Four

MINI Convertible Side View

MINI Convertible Side View

MINI Convertible Performance Data
MODEL HP MAX TORQUE TOP SPEED (mph) 0-62 mph mpg (Combined) CO2
Cooper 120 160 123 9.8 49.6 137
Cooper S 175 240 138 7.4 44.1 153

The performance data for the new model compares very favourably with its predecessor. Significant reductions in CO2 output and a big improvement in fuel efficiency will be music to the ears of savvy potential owners.

MODEL CO2 mpg BIK Tax VED band
2007 MINI Cooper Convertible 174 38.7 22 % E
2008 New MINI Cooper Convertible 137 49.6 15 % C
2007 MINI Cooper S Convertible 199 34.0 27 % F
2008 New MINI Cooper S Convertible 153 44.1 18 % D

The engines in both new models supply power which is transmitted to the front wheels. The chassis technology employed to manage the safe delivery of power is tailored specifically to the new MINI Convertible. The following technologies are standard features of this model:

  • Electromechanical Power Steering (EPS)
  • Brake system with anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD)
  • Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and Brake Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Start-Off Assistant

The second-generation new MINI Convertible will be built in Britain. The body shells will be pressed at MINI Plant Swindon, the engines will be built at BMW Group Hams Hall and assembly of the entire cars will take place at MINI’s Plant Oxford production facility, alongside the MINI Hatch and MINI Clubman.

Published 1 December 2008 Staff

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