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2016 MINI Convertible

Press Release edited by Franky Johnson

The new 2016 edition of the first and still the only premium convertible in the small car segment - new MINI Convertible sports open-top driving fun on four seats combined with optimised qualities in terms of sportiness, efficiency, comfort, functionality, safety, connectivity and quality of both materials and workmanship.

Unmistakable exterior design features a precise balance between top-class elegance and sporty flair including characteristic proportions with powerfully sculpted surfaces and a dynamically elongated silhouette. Its an up-to-date interpretation of classic MINI design features with circular headlamps and rear lights with chrome surrounds, hexagonal radiator grille, black peripheral body surround and side turn indicator elements. A large selection of body finishes including the variant Caribbean Aqua metallic is now available for the first time.

The New Mini Convertable also features characteristic interior design with a horizontally structured cockpit, circular or elliptical contours for displays, air vents and door trim elements as well as high-quality colour and material combinations.

The new display and operating concept include a re-design of the instrument panel on the steering column, the central instrument panel features new functions including an optional LED lighting display and red start/stop button at the centre of the toggle switch bar in the lower section of the centre console.

Other new innovative features for the MINI Convertible include LED headlamps with LED daytime driving light and LED rear lights; adaptive light distribution and LED turning light; LED fog lamp; lighting package with LED interior and ambient lighting; MINI Head-Up Display, Parking Assistant, Driving Assistant with camera-based active cruise control, collision and pedestrian warning with initial brake function, high beam assistant and road sign detection; rear view camera and an Intelligent Emergency Call.

Engine variants:

MINI Cooper S Convertible: :
4-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control), capacity: 1 998 cc, output: 141 kW/192 hp at 5 000 - 6 500 rpm, max. torque: 280 Nm at 1 250 – 4 000 rpm (300 Nm with overboost), acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.2 seconds (automatic: 7.1 seconds), top speed: 230 km/h (228 km/h), average fuel consumption*: 6.1 – 0 litres (5.8 – 5.6 litres)/100 kilometres, CO2 emissions*: 142 – 139 g/km (134 – 131 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper Convertible:
3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, fully variable valve control, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 499 cc, output: 100 kW/136 hp at 4 400 rpm,
max. torque: 220 Nm at 1 250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost),
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 8.8 seconds (automatic: 8.7 seconds),
top speed: 208 km/h (206 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 5.1 – 4.9 litres (5.3 – 5.1 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 118 – 114 g/km (123 – 119 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI One Convertible:
3-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbo charging, direct injection, variable camshaft control),
capacity: 1 198 cc, output: 75 kW/102 hp at 4 000 - 6 000 rpm, max. torque: 180 Nm at 1 400 – 3 900 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 10.6 seconds,
top speed: 190 km/h,
average fuel consumption*: 5.2 – 5.0 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 120 - 116 g/km, exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper SD Convertible:
4-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 995 cc, output: 125 kW/170 hp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 360 Nm at 1 500 – 2 750 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 7.7 seconds,
top speed: 218 km/h,
average fuel consumption*: 4.4 – 4.3 litres/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 116 - 113 g/km, exhaust emission standard: EU6.

MINI Cooper D Convertible:
3-cylinder diesel engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology (turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, common rail direct injection),
capacity: 1 496 cc, output: 85 kW/116 hp at 4 000 rpm,
max. torque: 270 Nm at 1 750 – 2 250 rpm,
acceleration (0–100 km/h): 9.9 seconds (automatic: 9.9 seconds),
top speed: 195 km/h (195 km/h),
average fuel consumption*: 4.0 – 3.8 litres (4.1 – 3.9 litres)/100 kilometres,
CO2 emissions*: 105 – 100 g/km (109 – 104 g/km), exhaust emission standard: EU6.

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