The Mini Cooper was relaunched in20 years after the demise of the original model. Mark VI from An internal bonnet release was fitted from Mark VII from
Highlights include a fully electric retractable roof, more cargo space, and new exterior design.
These come thanks to the car gaining dimensions in all three directions. The MINI Convertible is the best-selling convertible in the United Kingdom, which is saying something since despite its reputation for bad weather, the UK is one of the largest markets in the world for convertible cars.
The previous-generation MINI Convertible was introduced in and is still the only four-seat convertible small car on the market. That adds 28 mm 1. Each model is slightly different in length from the others, due to differences in fascia trim at front and rear.
Most of this size expansion was done to improve boot trunk and passenger space. Cargo volume was increased by about 25 percent to liters 7. Back seat space is also more accommodating, thanks to more clearly defined seats in place of the more bench-like design in the previous generation MINI. Only of the limited edition Open s will be made, and all will be sold in the UK only.
The base model uses a 1,cc 1. All four models are front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment.
This transmission includes "active engine speed adaptation" for shifting, which is very similar to rev-matching. A six-speed Steptronic automatic is also available and includes steering-mounted shift paddles and Launch Control.
Auto stop-start is standard in both transmissions.
The single-joint strut front axle and multi-link rear remain and a sport-tuned suspension is available on all MINI Convertible models as an option. Variable Damper Control is now an option as well, giving more control over the suspension dampers for better handling or more comfort.
Electro-mechanical power steering is standard equipment. The John Cooper Works Convertible includes Brembo-made braking made specifically for this new MINI and both the S and JCW convertibles have new electronic differential lock control on the front axle to change wheel spin in tight cornering for increased control.
Another new addition to the new MINI is invisible rollover protection, with safety cage elements hidden behind the rear seats on automatically-deployed actuators.
The two protection bars deploy when the car detects a risk of rollover.
Park assist technologies for radar detection and a rearview camera are standard on the new MINI. Also optional is adaptive cruise control in the Driving Assistant package with collision and pedestrian warning and pre-braking.
Road sign detection to read speed limits for display and automated high beams are also available in the package. Other options include all-LED exterior lighting, sports steering wheels, and a digital "Always Open Timer" to track time spent with the roof down.
MINI-logo puddle lights are also available.BMW is officially launching the long awaited BMW Wireless Charging system which has the possibility of dramatically increasing the ease of at home charging. The system is intended to be compatible with all future BMW electric vehicles which could mean we’ll see a .
Nov 18, · The all-new Mini will be revealed today, on what would have been Mini creator Sir Alec Issigonis’s th birthday.
Today’s Mini is, of course, very different to that first car. The small BMW will be closely related to the Mini Countryman with which it shares a front-wheel-drive platform giving it more interior room than the outgoing 1 Series.
Before this new model goes on sale, see how much you can save on the outgoing car on our BMW 1 Series deals page. First unveiled as a concept car in , the new MINI was launched by the BMW Group in – the first premium vehicle in the small-car segment.
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