The small car manufacturer Mini has unveiled an all new drop top version of their most efficient model with the One Convertible. The small scale soft top comes with a long list of standard amenities like electromechanical steering for even more MPG as well as a DSC stability control system and four airbags to ensure the safest ride possible. Customers will be able to choose any color from Mini’s paint book for the exterior as well as being able to individualize the interior and cloth top colors. Powered by a low consumption four cylinder gas burning engine producing a maximum output of 98 HP while emitting very little in the way of emissions with sales slated to begin in March. The new Mini One Convertible takes 11.3 seconds to get from 0 to 60 MPH and has a top speed of 122 MPH, however you probably won’t even get that high up on the speedometer with all the wind in your face fun you will be having.
Press release after the jump.
The qualities of the new 72 kW/98 hp engine also come convincingly to the fore with the roof folded down. The four-cylinder unit in the new MINI One Convertible takes an extremely efficient route to marrying inspiring agility with the open-air driving experience typical of the brand. The new MINI One Convertible accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 11.3 seconds and on to a maximum 181 km/h. And yet the open-top four-seater burns a mere 5.7 litres per 100 km in the EU test cycle and emits just 133 g/km of CO2.
The new MINI One Convertible is the most economical way of enjoying driving fun in an open-top premium car. This attractive entry-level variant completes the range alongside the MINI Cooper S Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible models. The new MINI One Convertible displays all the features which highlight the unique style of the brand’s open-top four-seater cars. Beautifully chiselled body surfaces, a sporty, stretched side view, short front and rear overhangs and large wheel cut-outs define the car’s unmistakable appearance. The typically MINI proportions are emphasised by the fabric soft-top with standard electrohydraulic opening and closing function. Cutting-edge chassis technology, including EPS electromechanical steering, unlocks that hallmark go-kart feeling. The standard driving stability control system DSC, meanwhile, ensures active safety at the highest level. Occupant protection is maximised by measures including four airbags and the single-piece roll-over bar, which extends automatically from behind the rear seats when required.
A further hallmark of the only premium open-top model in the small car segment is the broad scope for individualisation thanks to the customer-specified composition of exterior paint shade, soft-top colour and interior design, coupled with the extensive selection of optional equipment and accessories. Among the convertible-specific options also available for the MINI One Convertible is the Openometer, which records the amount of driving time spent with the roof open.