New 2009 Mini Cooper Cabrio unveiled (details and photo)

28 11 2008

The next-gen MINI Convertible has been unveiled before of its debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Nevertheless, the Convertible’s external has been efficient with new niceties like the headlamps, tail lamps and front/rear bumpers while the four-rotate hinges for the luggage compartment top are now mounted inside the car.

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The new MINI Convertible’s drop-top that comes with an integrated sliding roof behave can open or close automatically in 15 seconds dull, even when the car is in show up to 20 mph or 40km/h. In what could be one of the most useless gadgets of the year, MINI has equipped the four-seater with an “Openometer” gauge next to the tachometer that account how many hours have been depleted with the top-down.

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With the roof down, the vehicle’s luggage office has been somewhat bigger to 23.10 cu.ft / 170 lt (+1.93 cu.ft or +5 lt). Like its predecessor, the new MINI Convertible again comes with an Easy-Load structure. With the rear lid down, the full lid also serves as a storage tray able to store an insert of up to 176 lb or 80kg.

The new MINI Convertible will be open in two engine variants: the Cooper Convertible equipped with a genuinely aspirated 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 118HP at 6,000 rpm and the Cooper S Convertible powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a Twin-Scroll turbocharger and rule petrol addition delivering 172 HP at 5,500 rpm. It is most likely that MINI will enhance the Convertible’s series with a diesel variant in minute 2009. Both the Cooper and Cooper S will be equipped with a six-swiftness handbook gearbox as degree with possible six-velocity automatic transmission.

The British firm also said that the 2010 sort will be open with a wider variety of paint ensign, roof colors, wheels, and upholstery and interior neat choices

Orders for the MINI Convertible in the U.S. are being full now with the worth for the MINI Cooper Convertible set at $24,550 and for the MINI Cooper S Convertible $27,450, counting the $650 destination and handling arraign. Delivery of the first MINI Convertibles in the States will launch on March 28, 2009.

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