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Finally arriving in the wake of the hardtop new shape Mini is the new Mini Convertible. Performance is unchanged, but the main difference we noticed when casting our eyes over the figures was a big improvement in fuel economy – both Mini Cooper and Cooper S will now cover an extra 11 miles for every gallon of fuel. It looks much like the old model but there are a number of subtle changes. Most noticeably the rear roll hoops are now hidden away only popping up if the car should roll over. The new Mini One Convertible fills the lower price point and provides better economy while keeping the fun factor. It proves great value for money for a well built and fun to drive convertible.

The 6-speed automatic transmission option seems surprisingly inefficient when some competitors post figures that better the manual alternative.

Mini Convertible Details

Production dates2008-current
Luggage capacity 125 litres / 4.41 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 40 litres / 10.6 US gal
Warranty 3 years or unlimited miles
Service intervals Variable miles

Mini One Convertible

Mini One Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 98@6000 bhp
Torque 113@3000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK retail price from £16,415
UK insurance group 14

Mini One Convertible Performance

Max speed (manual) 112 mph / 180 kph
Max speed (auto) 108 mph / 174 kph
0-60mph (manual) - seconds
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (manual) 11.3 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 13.1 seconds

Mini One Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 49.6 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 42.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 133 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 154 g/km

Mini Cooper Convertible

The Mini Cooper Convertible is the most popular choice in the range thanks to the boost in performance over the standard One model. The Mini doesn't disappoint as a driving machine; this is one car that is as fun to drive as it looks. It is also refined and quiet when cruising thanks to a good quality, quick folding lined fabric roof.

Mini Cooper Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 122@6000 bhp
Torque 118@4250 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK retail price from £17,845
UK insurance group 9/18

Mini Cooper Convertible Performance

Max speed (manual) 123 mph / 198 kph
Max speed (auto) 119 mph / 192 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 9.8 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 11.1 seconds

Mini Cooper Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 49.6 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 42.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 133 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 133 g/km

Mini Cooper S Convertible

Drivers looking for a characterful performance car with city-car proportions will love the Mini Cooper S Convertible. The turbocharged engine make it a zesty performer with a true hot hatch feel while the sports exhaust provides a great soundtrack. It also comes with the renowned Mini go-kart-like handling and great build quality that have made the Mini brand so popular.

Mini Cooper S Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 184@5500 bhp
Torque 177@1600-5000 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK retail price from £21,045
UK insurance group 16/30

Mini Cooper S Convertible Performance

Max speed (manual) 140 mph / 225 kph
Max speed (auto) 137 mph / 220 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 7.3 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 7.6 seconds

Mini Cooper S Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 47.1 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 42.8 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 139 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 153 g/km

Mini Cooper D Convertible

The Mini Cooper D Convertible will make sense to many drivers looking for a car that is both desirable and economical to own. If you can get on with the noise of this refined diesel engine it will reward you with superb economy and sparky performance with great mid-range power. The Efficient Dynamics with start/stop system further improves economy and emissions.

Mini Cooper D Convertible Specifications

Fuel type Diesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1598 cc
Power 112@4000 bhp
Torque 199@1750-2250 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual
UK retail price from £18,910
US retail price from $18,910
UK insurance group 19

Mini Cooper D Convertible Performance

Max speed (manual) 121 mph / 195 kph
Max speed (auto) 118 mph / 190 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 10.3 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 10.7 seconds

Mini Cooper D Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 70.6 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 53.3 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 105 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 140 g/km

Mini Cooper SD Convertible

For those who want fun, performance and economy all in one car the Mini Cooper SD Convertible may well be for you. The styling and interior trim match the Cooper S and while the performance isn't quite as exciting it isn't far behind. This convertible Mini has plenty of torque on tap making overtaking a breeze but the really outstanding feature of the Cooper SD is the fuel economy. The manual gearbox model can get 64.2 miles per gallon on the combined cycle and reach 70mpg on highway driving. Amazing work from the BMW engineers to create a car that is so fun while being so economical.

Mini Cooper SD Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine type Straight 4
Engine capacity 1995 cc
Power 143@4000 bhp
Torque 225@1750-2700 lb.ft
Transmission type 6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
Kerb weight 1325 kg / 2921 lb
UK retail price from £21,730
UK insurance group 23

Mini Cooper SD Convertible Performance

Max speed (manual) 130 mph / 209 kph
Max speed (auto) 126 mph / 203 kph
0-100kmph (manual) 8.7 seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 8.9 seconds

Mini Cooper SD Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (manual) 62.8 mpg
EU combined MPG (auto) 52.3 mpg
CO2 emissions (manual) 118 g/km
CO2 emissions (auto) 143 g/km

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2 Owner Reviews

Do you drive a Mini Convertible? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This Mini has 2 owner reviews.

  1. mark mark says:

    the car is great fun to drive, nippy and very easy on the pocket.
    i could carry on with many other compliments and i will be very sad to see it go but 2 challenges listed below make it impossible to keep
    a/ drivers seating position seems to be slightly off center and the seat just seems to be very uncomfortable esp for regular and medium distance driving, even with many variations offered wheel/up/down, leg and arm distance just do not seem to be in proportion..and im 5’11”
    b/ rear passenger leg room…behind me even our 5 year old cant fit.
    so fun while it lasted but sadly bye bye for me

  2. Paul Hohman Paul Hohman says:

    Why do you ignore the best Mini Convertible — The John Cooper Works ??

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