Under the bonnet
The MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible are powered by the same flexible engine as their hatchback counterparts. In MINI One Convertible guise, the 1.6 litre engine produces 90 bhp and a top speed of 109 mph.
0-62 mph is reached in 11.8 seconds. The MINI Cooper Convertible has an output of 115 bhp and a top speed of 120 mph. 0-62 mph is reached in 9.8 seconds.
The MINI story
The MINI One and MINI Cooper were launched in the UK on 7 July, 2001. Eleven months later, on 7 June, 2002, the MINI Cooper S was launched followed by the MINI One D in June 2003. Since its launch in 2001 over 90,000 MINIs have been sold in the UK making the home market the biggest MINI market in the world. 2003 was a record sales year for MINI – 40,510 MINIs were sold giving MINI a UK market share of 1.57 per cent.
The Oxford Plant has built over 350,000 MINIs since production started. Last year alone, 176,000 MINIs were delivered to customers in 72 different countries worldwide.Published 17 February 2004