Reminiscent of the classic MINI, the MINI Convertible has a new drop down boot which doubles as a handy loading platform. Two steel cables on a spring mounted retractor system act as boot hinges holding a weight of up to 80 kg. The boot capacity with the roof up is 165 litres – with the roof down it is 120 litres.
However, MINI Convertible owners with bulky items to carry need not despair. By turning two levers in the boot, the rear fastening of the roof can be released allowing the rear section to be raised. This creates a wide aperture through which larger items can be loaded. In fact, by using this ‘easy load’ facility and putting the rear seats down, the MINI Convertible instantly offers 605 litres of storage space.
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Two new paint colours have been reserved exclusively for the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible – Hot Orange and Cool Blue. There is a choice of three roof colours for the MINI Cooper Convertible, black, blue and green, whilst the MINI One Convertible roof is only offered in black. The finishing exterior touch on the MINI Cooper Convertible is body coloured wing mirrors which come as standard.
The interior has also been given a splash of colour. Body coloured dashboards will be an option from launch in addition to the existing choice of silver, anthracite, aluminium and wood.
In addition to the existing wide range of upholstery choices, a new dark blue ‘Gravity’ leather will be offered on both the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible. The wheel selection also increases with the introduction of a new 17-inch five star bullet alloy wheel that will be reserved exclusively for MINI Convertible models.