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Brand New MINI Convertible 2.0 Cooper S Exclusive 2dr Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Apple CarPlayAutomatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation
Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streamingCruise control with brake assist
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistanceInstrument cluster
MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)Mini E-call
MINI TeleServicesOn board computer
Rear park distance controlService interval indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Double Vanos systemFully variable valve control
High precision injectionPerformance Control
Steptronic sport transmission with double clutch and steering wheel paddles 

Entertainment

8.8" touchscreen with LED ringFM tuner and DAB digital radio

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight activation switchBonnet scoop
Dynamic brake lightsElectric windows
Fully electric black softtop with integrated sunroof functionalityHeated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jetsLED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Metal door sill strips with Cooper S imprintModel logo Cooper S on right of tailgate
Radiator grille bars, tailgate handle, lower front grille grating, rear central fog light in chromeRain sensor window wipers
Rear bootRear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack designSide scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Sun/heat protection glassThird brake light
Two central exhaust tailpipes with chrome finisherWhite indicator lenses

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console2 seat bench in 2nd row
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment50/50 split folding rear seats
Chrome interior highlightsColour line - Carbon black
CupholdersEasy Load boot handles
Front and rear head restraintsFront and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatback storage pocketsGlove compartment
Height and length steering column adjustmentInterior lighting with 12 different colours running across the dashboard, underneath door bezel illuminated laser engraved design on central display
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaitersLED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Manual air conditioningMechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
MINI Yours walk nappa leather steering wheel with grey seam and MINI Yours badge on piano black lower steering wheel spokeMultifunction steering wheel
Single front passenger seatSports steering wheel
Storage compartments in doorsSunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kitVelour 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 assistTwo tone horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgateElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Keyless Go
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.188HC0.013
NOx0.009Particles0.0007
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb145
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH146WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL141
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEH149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - TEL143WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High122
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEH123WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - TEL118
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low198WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEH199
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - TEL196WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEH141WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - TEL137

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48A20M1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears7 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEH6.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - TEL6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEH5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - TEL5.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low8.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEH8.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - TEL8.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEH6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - TEL6WLTP - MPG - Comb44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH44.1WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High43.5WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEH42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - TEL44.8WLTP - MPG - High52.3
WLTP - MPG - High - TEH52.3WLTP - MPG - High - TEL54.3
WLTP - MPG - Low32.5WLTP - MPG - Low - TEH32.5
WLTP - MPG - Low - TEL32.8WLTP - MPG - Medium45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEH45.6WLTP - MPG - Medium - TEL47.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power178
Coin SeriesCooper S ExclusiveGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.9Engine Power - BHP178
Engine Power - KW131Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT207
Engine Torque - MKG28.6Engine Torque - NM280
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed143

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear205/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleBRITISH SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1415Length3876
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1928 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1745
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)215Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)160
Max. Loading Weight420Minimum Kerbweight1325
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£475
Deposit£1999
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate5.5%
Cash price£31,260
Arnold Clark deposit£52.12
Credit amount£29,208.88
Guaranteed future value£12,559.19
Total amount payable£36,935.31
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.48p per mile
Representative APR6.9%
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