MINI UK is delighted to announce pricing and specification details of its new range topping MINI Cooper S Convertible. The MINI Cooper S Convertible will make its UK debut at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live on 25 May. It will be priced at £17,595 and will go on sale in the UK at the end of August. Just like the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible, the MINI Cooper S Convertible will be built at Plant Oxford in the UK.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible is powered by the flexible 1.6 litre, four-cylinder engine used in the MINI One and the MINI Cooper. However, the addition of supercharger and intercooler technology enables the MINI Cooper S Convertible to produce 170 bhp at 6,000 rpm. Maximum torque of the MINI Cooper S Convertible is 220 Nm at 4,000 rpm. This means that the MINI Cooper S Convertible has an additional 7 bhp, and 10 Nm more torque than the original MINI Cooper S.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible races from 0-62 mph in 7.4 seconds and accelerates from 50-75 mph in fourth gear in 6.6 seconds. Top speed is 134 mph and fuel consumption is 32.1 mpg.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible is fitted with a fully electric roof, Park Distance Control and 16 inch ‘X lite’ alloy wheels as standard. An exclusive 17 inch, five star bullet alloy wheel is available exclusively for the MINI Convertible range. Just like the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible, the MINI Cooper S Convertible will be launched with a choice of 10 exterior paint colours including Cool Blue, Hot Orange and two exclusive MINI Cooper S colours – Hyper Blue and Dark Silver.Published 23 April 2004