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New Mini Convertible 2016 – comfort is paramount


The new 3rd generation mini-cabriolet (cabriolet) of the 2016-2017 model year is ready for serial production and enters the world market. The official premiere of the open version of the Mini Cabrio 2016-2017 of the new third generation is planned to be held as part of the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. The start of sales of the novelty will take place next spring, it will be possible to buy a new MINI Cabrio in Germany starting from March 5, 2016 at a price of 23,950 euros for the Mini Cooper Convertible with a 136-horsepower petrol engine, from 25,900 euros for the diesel version of the Mini Cooper Convertible D With a 116-horsepower three-cylinder engine. The most powerful gasoline version of the Mini Cooper Convertible with a 2.0-liter 192-horsepower engine is estimated by the manufacturer at least 27,950 euros. Official sales of the new generation MINI Cabriolet will begin recently in the summer of 2016.

New Mini Convertible 2016 - comfort is paramount

A new version of the mini-cabriolet (mini cabriolet) with a soft folding roof will debut two years after the premiere of the new Mini three-door hatchback, and one year after the start of sales of the new generation Pyatigorsk new mini 5-door. By analogy with the hatchback, the open version of the Mini has noticeably increased in size with the change of generations, which allowed us to allocate more space for the rear passengers and increase the luggage compartment of the novelty.

  • External body dimensions of the third generation mini convertible (mini convertible) are 3821 mm long, 1727 mm wide and 1415 mm high with a 2495 mm wheelbase.
  • Standard tires 175/65 R15 and 195/55 R16 on the front track rear track 1501 mm ground clearance (clearance) – 125 mm.
  • The powerful version of the mini cooper with a convertible has a total length of 3850 mm in the body, and when installing rubber 205 / 45R17 or 205 / 40R18, the front track, the rear track is 1485 mm, ground clearance (clearance) is 115 mm.

To create a verbal portrait of Mini’s new generation of convertibles is probably not necessary so that our readers can independently evaluate the design of the exterior of the body, as well as the interior of the open version in the official photos and videos posted in our review.

New Mini Convertible 2016 - comfort is paramount

Better tell you about soft convertible roof premium mini convertible. The retractable roof is made of high-quality material, which makes it possible to drive all year round, the rear window is heated, and such a trendy thing as mini-apps connected will warn the driver of changing weather and approaching rain. The soft top is equipped with an electric drive, which, at the command of the driver, fully raises or lowers the soft top in just 18 seconds. Raise and lower the roof of the convertible mini not only in a static position of the car in the parking lot, but when driving at speeds up to 30 miles per hour. Roofs can also be removed partially, but partially, providing a rush of air through a 40-inch doorway. Do not forget the creators of the new generation of mini-cabriolet,
The luggage compartment of the third mini-cabriolet with the roof raised will accommodate up to 215 liters from the roof removed the useful volume of the luggage compartment is reduced to 160 liters. The trunk lid opens down and is able to withstand a load of up to 80 kg. The split rear seatbacks can be folded down to extend the trunk length to 734mm.
We would like to inform you that due to the increase in the size of the wheelbase builders, it was possible to identify a passenger in the second row with 36 mm more legroom than in the cabin of the previous generation of the Mini Convertible. So in the second row, not only children, but also adults can now comfortably accommodate. For comfortable carrying on the back of the chair, the seats of the first row have a wide range of longitudinal adjustment, and the width of the cabin at the level of the elbows and shoulders is also increased.
Modern equipment of the third generation of mini-impressive innovations is provided by LED headlights and taillights, 15-18 inch wheel rims, head-up display, Harman Kardon acoustics, two-zone climate control, driving an assistant system, a system that recognizes traffic signs, parking sensors and parking distance control, rear view camera, rain and light sensors, keyless entry to the salon, parking assistant, heated front seats, a huge 8.8-inch screen of the multimedia complex.

New Mini Convertible 2016 - comfort is paramount

The specifications of the third generation Mini Convertible (Mini Convertible) 2016-2017 are exactly the same as for the filling three and five-door Mini hatchback, the difference is only in different suspension settings.
From the start of sales, the buyer will have three versions of the new convertible, two petrol options and one diesel engine, a 6-speed manual and Steptronic automatic transmission. The engines are equipped as standard with TwinPower mini-technology. Minimalism implies the presence of a start-stop system and brake energy recovery.

  • Mini Cooper Convertible (Mini Cooper Convertible) with a three-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline engine (136 hp and 220 Nm 230 Nm in Overboost mode) paired with a 6 manual transmission (6 automatic transmission), a tandem engine and gearbox provide acceleration to 100 km / h in 8.8 (8.7) seconds, and the maximum speed is 208 (206) km / h, the average fuel consumption is 4.9-5.1 (5.1-5.3) liters.
  • Mini Cooper with Convertible (Mini Cooper S Convertible) with a four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine (192 HP 280 Nm and 300 Nm in Overboost mode) is paired with a 6 manual transmission (6 automatic transmission), acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.2 (and 7.1) seconds, top speed 230 (228) km / h, gasoline consumption in the combined cycle is 6.0 and 6.1 (5.6-5.8) liters.
  • D Convertible Mini Cooper (Mini Cooper Convertible G) with a three-cylinder 1.5-liter diesel engine (116 hp and 270 Nm and 300 Nm in Overboost mode), gearbox 6-speed. manual transmission as an option 6 automatic transmission. Acceleration to the first hundred in 9.9 seconds, top speed 195 mph, average diesel fuel consumption from 3.8 to 4.0 liters for the version with a manual transmission and 3.9-4.1 liters for the convertible package with an automatic transmission.

In the future, we plan to release the most affordable version of the new generation of Mini Convertible with a 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine (102 hp and 180 Nm) and the most powerful version of the Mini John Cooper powered convertible with a 2.0-liter turbo petrol engine 231 with outstanding power and is able to catapult the novelty up to 100 km in 6 seconds. The Mini Convertible continues to be a unique offering in the premium soft top compact segment. At the same time, the third generation of the model reaches a higher level of comfort and promises a lot of fun, provides powerful engines and sharp control.

Mini cabriolet (cabriolet) 2016-2017 video

Post source: wekauto.ru

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