Mini reveals price and details on new convertible range

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Mini has come up with the convertible version of its trio, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper D and Mini Cooper S in March 2016. The convertible avatars of the above mentioned vehicles will go on sale in the UK market.

Apart from the subtle cosmetic and mechanical tweaks, the models get a retractable roof which can be adjusted electrically. Mini claims the electric roof can be deployed within 18 seconds. The company is also offering a soft top on the Mini Yours Union Jack print. Use of chrome is ample on the outside evident around the head lights, shoulder line and tail lights.

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Other cosmetic touch ups on the outside include redesigned hexagonal grille, body panels with black edge and dual exhaust pipes placed in the centre of rear bumper.

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Cabin is relatively roomier courtesy the longer wheelbase; this in turn has provided more space at the rear. Seats in front come with more adjustment options. Boot space is spacious by 25 per cent when the roof is deployed; otherwise it offers 160 litres of space.

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Upholstered with Chester leather, a 6.5 inch infotainment system is infixed in the centre. Besides, there are several other features like Mini Connected, Mini visual Boost Radio, reverse parking sensor with camera, USB and Bluetooth. Power will be drawn by a 1.5 litre, petrol engine producing 137 PS along with 220 Nm, this engine will be housed in the Mini Cooper Convertible. On the other hand the Mini Cooper D will feature a 1.5 litre diesel engine banging out 117 PS and 270 Nm of twist. The highest displacement engine will be employed in the Mini Cooper S Convertible which will get the 2.0 litre, four cylinder, and turbocharged engine good for 194.6 PS and 280 Nm. With the highest displacement, the 2.0 litre turbocharged engine comes with a great expectations. The company claims the motor can sprint from 0- 100 kmph in 7.1 seconds, while the top speed is 228 kmpl.

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As for pricing, the Mini Cooper Convertible manual will be priced at £18,475 (Rs 18.48 lakh) and the automatic Mini Cooper S Convertible will be available at £24,077 (Rs 24.1 lakh).