The MINI Cooper Convertible - Sporting Performance

The MINI Cooper Convertible

The MINI Cooper Convertible, the car long awaited by MINI enthusiasts, is here at last. Now those who love driving an open car will no longer have to miss out on the fun of the open-air experience at the wheel of a MINI. In July of this year the MINI product range will be complemented by the attractive MINI Convertible.

The MINI Convertible is a fully-fledged four-seater and instantly recognisable as a genuine MINI, regardless of whether the roof is up or down. For the design features and proportions so characteristic of the MINI have been consistently carried over to the MINI Convertible. The steeply raked windscreen and the optimum seating position enjoyed by the driver ensure an unforgettable open-air experience when driving with the roof down. So the new model version leaves no doubt that motoring pleasure is an outstanding factor on all four seats of this uniquely popular cult car.

Sporting performance

The 1.6-litre engine under the bonnet delivering 85 kW/115 bhp at 6,000 rpm, does true justice to that go-kart feeling so typical of MINI. Maximum torque of 150 Nm or 111 lb-ft is achieved at 4,500 rpm. The MINI Cooper Convertible, which features a smooth-shifting five-speed gearbox, accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 9.8 seconds and has a top speed of 193 km/h or 120 mph. Acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h is achieved in fourth gear in a mere 11.6 seconds. In spite of this remarkable performance, the attractive MINI Convertible has a very modest fuel consumption of just 7.3 litres premium/100 km in the EU cycle, the equivalent of 38.7 mpg Imp.

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Published : 14/05/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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