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2015 (15) MINI Cooper S 1.6 Cooper S Highgate 2dr

Harry Fairbairn MINI (Glasgow)
Only £11,698
£1170 deposit
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic seat-belt warningBrake fluid level warning light
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightExterior temperature gauge
Oil level indicatorOn board computer
Personal ProfilePush button starter
Rear park distance controlRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering
Sports button 


Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module
Radio BOOST + single slot CD 

Exterior Features

Anti trapping/one touch open close front windowsBi-Xenon headlights / auto height adjust/ headlight washers
Body colour door mirrorsBody colour scoop integrated into engine- compartment lid
Body colour tailgate handleBody coloured bumpers
Car jackChrome bezels around rear lights and headlights
Chrome door handlesChrome line exterior
Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of windowDaytime running lights
Door sill finishersElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFollow me home headlights
Fully electric convertible soft top with sunroof functionHeated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers
Heated rear window with auto timerHighgate bonnet stripes
Honeycomb radiator grilleLED front fog lights
Metallic paintRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Side air inletsTwin exhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers
White indicator lights 

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints3 spoke sports leather steering wheel/gear knob
4 boot load lashing points50/50 split folding rear seats
Active carbon filterAir recirculation system
Ambient interior lightingAnthracite Velour floor mats
Auto air conditioning with cooled gloveboxAuxiliary socket in centre console storage compartment
Centre console storageChrome push button on handbrake
Colour line - Dark TruffleDriver's seat height adjuster
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsEasy entry seats
Front and rear cupholdersFront footwell illumination
Front head restraintsFront interior light
Front passenger grab handleFront passenger seat height adjust
Front reading lightsFront seat backrest storage nets
Front sports seatsIlluminated vanity mirrors
Interior door handle illuminationInterior world - Carbon black
Internal chrome door handlesIsofix child seat preparation
Leather gear knobLockable glovebox
Lounge Leather upholstery + lumbar supportLuggage compartment lighting
Multifunction steering wheel inc cruise controlReach + rake adjustable steering column
Sensatec gearshift and handbrakeStainless steel foot rest
Storage compartments in doorsToolkit in luggage compartment


Storage Compartment Pack - Mini Convertible 


3 point seatbelts on all seatsABS/EBD
ASC+TBrake energy regeneration
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver/front passenger side airbags
DSC - Dynamic Stability ControlFuel cut off safety device
Head airbagsHill start assist
Passenger airbag deactivation systemRoll over protection
Seatbelt pretensionersTwin horns
Tyre pressure warning 


Anti-theft wheel boltsDrive away door locking
Electronic immobiliserRemote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgate
Remote control alarmSecond remote key


Additional silver Decor ringsBrushed aluminium trim
Chrome line interior 


17" Double cross turned light alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.334CO2 (g/km)139
HC0.038Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.041Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Engine CodeN18B16MOEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)47.1EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)37.7


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power184
Based On ID48900Coin SeriesCooper S Highgate
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months36
Service Interval Mileage30000Special EditionTrue
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)7.3Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT177
Engine Torque - MKG25Engine Torque - NM240
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed140


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDouble Cross TurnedWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)1913 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1660
Max. Loading Weight430Minimum Kerbweight1230
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
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

By Andy Enright


There's something about a drop-top MINI that can't help but put a smile on your face. That's what I thought until I drove one of the first generation cars and that smile was quickly replaced with a frown. The driving experience just didn't measure up to what I was expecting. It seems more than a few owners submitted similar feedback to BMW, that the engines were too coarse for a convertible and that the chassis needed to be stiffer if it was to guarantee MINI-style chuckability. It seems BMW listened. The second generation MINI Convertible is a far more enjoyable and polished piece of kit. Here's how to bag a good used one.


When BMW gave the MINI range an overhaul in 2007, it wasn't perhaps quite as thorough as it could be. While the hatchback models got sparkly new engines, with the Clubman following suit in 2008, the MINI Convertible soldiered on with the old Chrysler-sourced engines. With sales slowing, MINI finally got round to remedial action in 2009. The resultant Convertible was a revelation. Offered in 120bhp Cooper and 175bhp Cooper S guises initially, both cars using a Peugeot/BMW-derived 1.6-litre petrol engine, demand was instantly strong. A 211bhp John Cooper Works edition debuted at the 2009 Geneva Show using a revised version of the turbocharged 1.6 found in the Cooper S. MINI One and Cooper D variants were added in the following year with the punchy 2.0-litre Cooper SD arriving in summer 2011.

What You Get

The automatic canvas roof of this car can be fully retracted or closed, using a roof-frame mounted toggle switch, in just 15 seconds. In the event of a driver being caught unexpectedly by a sudden downpour, this function will fully operate with the car at speeds of up to 20mph. As an alternative to the complete top-down driving experience, the full-width of the electric roof can be retracted by approximately 40cm to create the effect of a sunroof. This function can be operated at speeds of up to 75 mph. Unlike its predecessor's fixed anti-roll bars, the Mk2 model features a single-piece roll bar situated behind the rear seats, ensuring passenger safety in the event of a crash. The roll bar will extend in milliseconds at the point of impact to protect the car's occupants should the car overturn. Clever use of space means the luggage capacity of the MK2 car is considerably improved, at 125 litres roof-up, 170 litres roof-shut and 660 litres roof-up and rear seats folded.

What to Look For

Most of the teething troubles that afflicted the previous generation MINI have been laid to rest with the latest car. The 1.6-litre petrol engines, built in the UK at Hams Hall and shared with Peugeot, are some of the best in their class and have proven a good deal sturdier than the 1.6-litre powerplants of the older car. Likewise, interior quality has moved on leaps and bounds. Where the old car would often twitter like the queue for a Justin Bieber gig, the latest car seems to be built of sterner stuff. Customer reliability indices suggest that owners are happier with this generation model as well. Check for uneven tyre wear on the Cooper S and JCW models.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a MINI Convertible Cooper - ex VAT) A clutch assembly is around £130. Front brake pads are around £40, a full exhaust about £360, an alternator around £100 and a tyre around £40. A starter motor is about £120. A headlamp is about £165.

On the Road

This second generation MINI Convertible feels a much more solid thing than its predecessor, yet weighs just 30 kilos more. It isn't very rapid in 98bhp 1.4-litre MINI One or 122bhp 1.6-litre MINI Cooper guises, but pulls quite nicely in diesel form, with a freshly developed 112bhp 1.6-litre unit. Real performance though, starts with the 184bhp Cooper S version, where rest to sixty takes 7.3s on the way to 140mph and there's 240Nm of torque. In the tuned John Cooper Works model, power is upped to 211bhp and 0-60mph takes just 6.9s. As for the go kart-like handling you expect from a MINI, well this drop-top version isn't quite able to exactly replicate the fixed-top model but it now gets pretty close, thanks to improved stability and grip, plus quick, accurate and nicely-weighted steering and ride quality that remains firmer than some will want. Resist the temptation to ruin it completely by specifying larger alloy wheels. What isn't in doubt is the improvement in rearward visibility, roof up or down, which makes a significant difference to this car's day-to-day usability.


If you tried an early MINI Convertible and didn't rate the experience, you ought to give the second generation car the opportunity to change your mind. It's been improved in virtually every regard and despite a certain ubiquity, it still makes a very appealing soft top selection. There's no shortage of used stock so be choosy, haggle hard and enjoy.


** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£200.79
Term (months)36
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£11,698
Credit amount£10,528
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5606
Total amount payable£13,804.65
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage24,000
Excess mileage charge3.62p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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Harry Fairbairn MINI (Glasgow)

512 Kilmarnock Road, Giffnock, Glasgow, G43 2BP

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