Mini Convertible

4/5
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Verdict

MINI has been in the hearts of people since it was first released in 1959. The brand was taken over in 2001 by BMW, and even though they changed the look of this machine, they managed to do it in a very clever way and they maintained the same type of following as before. Here we look at the MINI 3-door and 5-door Hatch. It is also available as a convertible and a coupe.

Performance

The MINI Hatch comes with a selection of 3 and 4-cylinder engines. The 1.5 litre 3-cylinder petrol engine gives 136 bhp and will get you from 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds. The 1.5 litre Cooper D gives 116 hp and will cover the same distance in 8.2 seconds. If you want a bit more poke, you can opt for the 4-cylinder, 2 litre, Cooper S (192 hp) petrol which gives 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds or the diesel Cooper SD (170 hp) which covers the same distance in 7.2 seconds. The 3-cylinder MINI One offers 102 hp and will get you from 0-100km/h in 10.2 seconds.

Ride & Handling

Driving a MINI really makes you feel at one with the road. You are low down and you get to enjoy the well-weighted steering around every bend. It is a fun drive. Surprisingly (at first), the automatic gearbox is exceptional. This front wheel drive car has optional adaptive dampers which make the ride even better. The standard suspension is good, but bumps can be a bit shaky.

Refinement

Since BMW took the helm of MINI the car has been ever-improving in terms of refinement. The JCW version is exactly as loud as you'd want it to be. The rest of the models are muted enough. There is a bit of wind noise that slips in, which can get loud at higher speeds.

Quality & Reliability

This is certainly a comfortable machine if you are sitting up front. Leg room to the rear is not amazing, but two adults will get in there. The materials inside the car are of typical BMW standard. I like the retro-futuristic dash/centre console. There are some clever apps that can be used to get internet radio too.

Safety & Security

MINI achieved 4-stars in the Euro NCAP in 2014 for the Hatch. It scored 79% for adult safety, 73% for child occupancy and 66% for pedestrian safety. Its safety assist systems scored 56%. It is surrounded with interior airbags and ISOFIX is as standard to the rear.

Space & Practicality

The MINI Hatch is not the most practical car in the world - nor is it designed to be. It's a great car to drive around town in and it'll even bring you across the country in comfort - however, pack light because it only has a boot space of 211 litres.

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Key Facts

Make

Mini

Model
Mini Convertible
Variant
MINI Cooper
Trim
Cooper
Car Category
Cabrio
First Launched
2016
Engine (L)
1.5
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed
Fuel type
Petrol
Body Type
Convertible
Price New
€27,480
CBG Expert Rating
4.0

Running Costs

Tax
€200
Tax Band
A4
L/100km Combined
4.1
Average km/L
24.5
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
40
Fuel Tank Range
980 km
Cost of filling a tank
€52.56
Average Cost Per 200 km
€10.72
CO2 emmissions
114 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
136 bhp
Max Power kW
101
Displacement - CC (Engine)
1499
Engine Cylinders
3
Engine Position
Front, transversely
Number of valves
4
Driven Wheels
Front
Aspiration
Turbo
Top speed
208 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
8.8 s
L/100km Urban
6.00 L
L/100km Extra Urban
4.50 L

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Convertible
Doors
2
Seats
4
Boot capacity
215 L

Warranty

All Components
3 Year warranty
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Year warranty
Car Body
12 Year warranty
Paintwork
3 Year warranty
Mileage
No distance limit
Roadside Assistance
3 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Boot capacity
215 L
Wheels
Front wheel drive
Tyre size front
175/65 R15 84H mm
Tyre size back
175/65 R15 84H mm
Rim size
5.5J × 15 mm
Length
3821 mm
Width
1727 mm
Height
1415 mm
Wheel Base
2495 mm
Front Track (mm)
1415
Rear Track (mm)
1501
Kerb weight
1130 KG
Max trailer Weight (Kg)
1670
Turning circle (m)
10.8

Technical Information

Engine Configuration
Inline
Engine Type
Front, transversely
Fuel Delivery
Direct injection
Front Suspension
Independent, Spring McPherson, with stabilizer
Rear Suspension
Multi-link independent
Front Brakes
Ventilated discs
Rear Brakes
Disc
Steering
Steering rack
Power
136 bhp
Oil Capacity (L)
4.25 L
8 Variants
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Convertible
€27,480
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 136 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.8 s
  • New Price €27,480
Convertible
€29,460
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 116 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €29,460
Convertible
€29,562
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €200
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 136 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.7 s
  • New Price €29,562
Convertible
€31,831
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €190
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 1.5 L
  • Power 116 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €31,831
Convertible
€33,910
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.2 s
  • New Price €33,910
Convertible
€36,640
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €280
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 192 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.1 s
  • New Price €36,640
Convertible
€42,240
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €281
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.6 s
  • New Price €42,240
Convertible
€42,700
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €281
  • Boot Capacity 215 L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 6.5 s
  • New Price €42,700