Introducing the Mini John Cooper Works Convertible
Coming to market this spring is the exciting new model from John Cooper Works – the Mini John Cooper Works Convertible. Boasting a 2-litre TwinPower Turbo engine with 231hp and 320nm of torque, speed of 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 150mph. MINI John Cooper Works Convertible benefits from a number of efficiency measures which also have been introduced on other models, including MINI John Cooper Works Hatch.
Highlights are set to including upgraded suspension, braking (designed in collaboration with Brembo) and cooling specifications alongside design alterations which not only will aide aerodynamic performance and its own aesthetic appeal. The addition of the paint finish choices including the exclusive Rebel Green and exterior mirror caps vailable in white, black or – also exclusively for the MINI John Cooper Works models – ‘Chili Red’ whilst the John Cooper Works bonnet stripes are also available.
Like its predecessor, the new MINI John Cooper Works Convertible also features a fully automatic textile roof, including a heated rear window, a high-quality liner and effective acoustic insulation. The roof operation is purely electric and therefore very quiet, and it can be opened and closed in just 18 seconds, even while travelling at speeds of up to 19mph. The sliding roof function is available at any speed, allowing the front section of the roof to be retracted to continuously variable levels by up to 40cm. An alternative, and world-first, MINI Yours Union Jack roof graphic design and a wind deflector are both available as an option.
Inside the cabin there are new John Cooper Works sports seats with integrated headrests and upholstery in Dinamica/fabric and the colour Carbon Black; they are also available in a Dinamica/Carbon Black leather version with red applications. The John Cooper Works sports seats and sporty trim touches create the perfect ambience for the enthusiast driver, and can be complemented by a wide range of optional extras, including MINI Media Pack XL featuring MINI Connected.
Features include MINI Visual Boost Radio with a 6.5-inch screen, MINI Connected, Bluetooth connectivity with USB audio, Rear Parking Distance Control and a Reversing Camera. Other optional enhancements include MINI Navigation XL which features an 8.8-inch version of the central display, the MINI Touch Controller with a touch-sensitive surface and optional Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system.
An extra addition to the MINI Media Pack XL is the rain warner function. If the vehicle is parked with the roof open and the forecast is bad, the driver is sent a message via their smartphone suggesting that it might be time to close up. If the MINI Convertible is being driven and there is rain forecast ahead, the driver will be alerted on the centre console. Additionally, if the car is travelling over 30 mph, MINI Connected XL will suggest possible places to pull over and close the roof : perfect for avoiding those open-top disasters.
The Manual model is available from £26,630 whilst the automatic becomes available at £28,205.