Third generation 2016 Mini Convertible – 2015 Tokyo Live

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Sagar Parikh,

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Following its online revealing last week, the third generation 2016 Mini Convertible has made its world debut at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show today. The new generation model retains the basic Mini character but derives the latest design and styling from its new generation 3-door and 5-door hatchback versions that debuted in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

2015 Mini Convertible front three quarters at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015

Underpinned by the UKL platform, the third generation Mini Cooper Convertible is 3,821 mm long (+98 mm), 1,727 mm wide (+44 mm) wide and 1,415 mm tall (+1 mm). The wheelbase is extended by 28 mm to 2,495 mm while the track width has been enlarged by 42 mm (front)/34 mm (rear). The all-new model is not just roomier, but also more practical with the luggage volume seeing a 25% improvement. With the closed top, 215 litres of luggage space is available, and with the top open, this figure reduces to 160 litres.

2015 Mini Convertible side at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015

For the first time, the soft top is fully electric on a Mini. It is not only easier to operate, but quieter too. The fully automatic roof can be operated on the go at speeds of up to 30 km/h. It can be operated via a button on the remote key too, but only when the vehicle is stationary.

2016 Mini Convertible – Specifications

2016 Mini Cooper Convertible

  • Engine: 1.5-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo turbocharged three-cylinder petrol
  • Maximum power: 100 kW (136 hp)
  • Maximum torque: 220 Nm (230 Nm with overboost function)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual/6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
  • 0-100 km/h acceleration time: 8.8 seconds (manual)/8.7 seconds (automatic)
  • Top speed: 208 km/h (manual)/206 km/h (automatic)

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible

  • Engine: 2.0-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo turbocharged four-cylinder petrol
  • Maximum power: 141 kW (192 hp)
  • Maximum torque: 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost function)
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual/6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
  • 0-100 km/h acceleration time: 7.2 seconds (manual)/7.1 seconds (automatic)
  • Top speed: 230 km/h (manual)/228 km/h (automatic)

2016 Mini Cooper D Convertible

  • Engine: 1.5-litre MINI TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder turbo-diesel
  • Maximum power: 85 kW (116 hp)
  • Maximum torque: 270 Nm
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual/6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission
  • 0-100 km/h acceleration time: 9.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 195 km/h

Production of the 2016 Mini Convertible will commence in November. The all-new model will reach dealerships in Germany and Netherlands in March 2016. During the same month, UK, U.S. and Canada sales will also commence.

2015 Mini Convertible top deployed at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015

2016 Mini Convertible – Prices

Germany

Model kW / PS Price
MINI Cooper Cabrio 100 / 136 23,950
MINI Cooper S Cabrio 141 / 192 27,950
MINI Cooper D Cabrio 85 / 116 25,900

UK

Model HP Transmission CO2 Price
MINI Cooper Convertible 136 Manual 114 £18,475
Automatic 119 £19,745
MINI Cooper D Convertible 116 Manual 100 £20,225
Automatic 104 £21,495
MINI Cooper S Convertible 192 Manual 139 £22,430
Automatic 131 £24,055

Netherlands

Model Price
MINI Cooper Cabrio 27,990
MINI Cooper D Cabrio 30,990
MINI Cooper S Cabrio 35,990

2016 Mini Convertible at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show – Image Gallery

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