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Brand New MINI Convertible 1.5 Cooper Sport 2dr

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From £24,775
£365 deposit
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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperationCompatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Cruise control with brake assistDigital instrument cluster
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistanceMINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)
Mini E-callMINI TeleServices
On board computerRear park distance control
Service interval indicator 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

6 Speed manual transmission including gear change indicator displayAdaptive suspension
Double Vanos systemFully variable valve control
High precision injectionPerformance Control

Entertainment

8.8" touchscreen with LED ringFM tuner and DAB digital radio

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight activation switchBody colour fuel filler cap
Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grilleDynamic brake lights
Electric windowsFully electric black softtop with integrated sunroof functionality
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
John Cooper Works - aerodynamic kit (front and rear apron, spoiler), front and rear sport bumpers and part-painted side sills with door sill finishersLED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Left exhaust tailpipe with chrome finisherMetal door sill strips with MINI imprint
Model logo Cooper on right of tailgatePiano black exterior
Rain sensor window wipersRear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack designSide scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Sun/heat protection glassWhite indicator lenses

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
50/50 split folding rear seatsChrome interior highlights
Colour line - Carbon blackCupholders
Easy Load boot handlesFront and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Glove compartmentHeight and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roofJohn Cooper Works walk nappa leather steering wheel with grey seam and John Cooper Works badge on piano black lower steering wheel spoke
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaitersLeatherette integrated headrest, adjustable thigh support with john cooper works logo
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seatsManual air conditioning
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrestMultifunction steering wheel
Rear head restraintsStorage compartments in doors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrorsTool kit
Velour floor mats 

Packs

Convertible pack with comfort access - Mini Convertible 

Passive Safety

3 point seatbelts on all four seats6 Airbags - front, side and seat belt tensioners
Active rollover protectionAnti-lock braking system (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlFront and rear disc brakes
Hill start assistSingle tone fanfare horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgateElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Keyless Go 

Trim

Piano black interior trim
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.288HC0.016
NOx0.012Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb135WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min135WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min141WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max119
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min116WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max178
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min176WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min129 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max46.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min47.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max44.8WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min45.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max53.3WLTP - MPG - High - Min55.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max36.2WLTP - MPG - Low - Min36.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min49.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power136
Coin SeriesCooper SportGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.8Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed128

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTRACK SPOKEWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1415Length3863
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1928 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1680
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)215Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)160
Max. Loading Weight430Minimum Kerbweight1250
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MINI Convertible

This third generation MINI Cooper Convertible continues to look appealing. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

It's pretty hard to take exception to MINI's improved MK3 model Convertible. It delivers surprising space for passengers and luggage, a stylish roadway demeanour and a customisable fabric roof. This current version has been usefully updated in recent years with fresh technology, smart connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range, plus an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox. As before, buyers can pick three cylinder, four cylinder and JCW performance versions.

Background

When BMW re-booted the MINI brand in 2001, it took three years to add a convertible to the range. Once on sale, four people could enjoy the open-air adventures MINI promised, although the rear passengers had a tight squeeze getting into the back. Things were improved in the second generation version we saw in 2009, but the space was still very limited. Still, this drop-top model sold well, stealing sales not only from small cabriolets aimed at Kings Road cruising, but also grabbing a few from more focused open-topped sportscars. This third generation convertible model, launched in 2016, grew in every dimension and MINI managed to do this without ruining this car's charm. Plus there are some innovative options over and above some high-tech standard equipment.

Driving Experience

The Convertible MINI has a slightly different remit from the hatchback - being all about style - but the fact that it invokes the Cooper name across all variants hints at the potential for driving thrills. The base 136hp MINI Cooper Convertible will accelerate from 0-62mph in 8.8 seconds and hit 129mph. There's also a pokier 192hp Cooper S petrol version and a flagship 231hp John Cooper Works derivative. High performance though, hardly seems relevant in a four seat soft-top: what is important is the operation of the newly-designed roof. At speeds of up to 18mph, this fabric top can be lowered or raised in 18 seconds, so when the British weather does what it does, you'll not be left out in the rain for too long. If you just want to open the small portion over the front seats, it can slide back 40cm, automatically, at any speed. In the current range we're looking at here, nothing's fundamentally changed engine-wise, though MINI says that minor changes have been made in recent years to its TwinPower Turbo Technology across the board, improving engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling set-up and the exhaust system. Perhaps most significant though is the news that the brand has at last got around to fitting in a proper dual-clutch auto gearbox for those wanting a self-shifter, this now a 7-speed unit.

Design and Build

The styling of this revised MK3 model doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal a range of subtle updates. The front-view is dominated by a larger radiator grille with a black, hexagonal surround, flanked by the hallmark round MINI headlights. The position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets to optimise aerodynamics and the central bumper strip is now in body colour, rather than black. The wheel arch has new contours, the side indicators have been redesigned to feature LED technology and at the back of the car, the fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. Otherwise, this third generation MINI Cooper Convertible retains the basic overall body shape that we all know and love, with each of its key dimensions just a little larger than those of its earlier pre-2016 MK2 model predecessor. This addresses the main criticisms of the older design in two key areas: the back seats and the boot. Rear passengers get more legroom, making access the second row easier. When the folded fabric roof is down, it forms a wrap-around collar around the back seats, rather than disappearing completely. It encroaches slightly into the boot area but despite this, the luggage capacity is these days a reasonably acceptable 215-litres with the roof closed and 160-litres with it folded down. The roof is customisable and retracts in 18 seconds. Optional is a woven Union Flag option. Interior updates include the standardisation of MINI's largest 8.8-inch centre touchscreen display and Piano Black high-gloss surfacing. Chrome elements have been significantly reduced throughout the interior with the two outer air outlets framed by black panels. The internal air vents have been completely redesigned and are now embedded to be flush with the interior surface. Plus the sports leather steering wheel has been redesigned and conventional analogue instrument dials have been replaced with a digital display.

Market and Model

As part of the BMW group, MINI has become a premium brand in the small car sector and as such can command a higher price than would be expected for a car that started life as a cheap and cheerful runabout. There's a choice of 'Classic', 'Sport' or 'Exclusive' trim levels. The basic petrol MINI Cooper Convertible starts at around £21,500 for the manual Cooper version, the Cooper S costs from just over £25,000 and the top of the range John Cooper Works model from around £30,000. All variants are available in Manual and Automatic transmissions Strong competition comes from the much cheaper Fiat 500C or the more pricey Audi A3 Cabriolet and BMW 3 Series Convertible models. For its price, the MINI doesn't have the most impressive list of standard features but it does have parking sensors, reversing camera, Bluetooth and 'MINI Connected'. This is a system that integrates your MINI with your smartphone, for infotainment, communication and driving experience apps. An XL version of the Connected app is available as an option and among its enhanced features is a useful rain-warning sensor. Plus it can alert a driver who has left the car open-topped that rain is on its way.

Cost of Ownership

Like all new cars, this MINI has improved in this area. Let's get to the WLTP figures. The standard Cooper Convertible petrol model in manual form returns up to 47.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 134g/km. The sporty Cooper S Convertible consumes a lot more, returning up to 43.5mpg and up to 148g/km. All of these figures would, at one time, have been considered exceptional for a car of the MINI's size, but they are equalled and bettered by the rivals from brands like Fiat. MINI's 'TLC Pack' is a five year/ 500,000 mile service package that costs around £350. Good residual values can be expected, especially as this car addresses many of the problems of the old car and should remain a desirable option for many years. Expect the MINI Cooper Convertible mostly to fall into insurance groups 17-20, depending on the variant.

Summary

So, this third generation MINI Convertible looks great, is brilliantly designed, cheap to run and holds its value. It's even a bit more practical than you might be expecting. OK, you could perhaps complain about the premium pricing but in truth, there's not really much more than that to put off would-be Convertible purchasers who need a more involving drive than one of those hairdessers' cabriolets but don't want a sports roadster either. This car has so much more street-cred than obvious rivals and is far-less gender-specific (all right, female-orientated), which will matter to male buyers nearly as much as the fact that it's huge fun to drive. A MINI adventure then, that could see you living happily ever after.

Performance
80%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
60%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£365
Deposit£365
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£24,775
Arnold Clark deposit£1209.02
Credit amount£23,200.98
Guaranteed future value£9630.64
Total amount payable£28,359.66
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.62p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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