2015 Mini Cooper Convertible
British carmaker MINI has launched new generation of its legendary Cooper vehicles. First all new car which was presented is three-door Cooper Hardtop. Updates and premieres are still waited for other Cooper models, such as Clubman, Countryman and Convertible. Entire third generation of 2015 Mini Cooper is redesigned, as we could see on latest Clubman. Now, main attention is focused on 2015 Cooper Convertible model, whose spy shots unveil some details.
2015 Mini Cooper Convertible design
At first sight we can see 2015 Mini Cooper Convertible is a five-door model. Hardtop version was launched earlier, and since Convertible wasn’t it forced us to think this model will come out with some modifications comparing to other Cooped vehicles. It is probable that 2015 Mini Cooper Convertible will be launched as next year model, and presented by the end of 2014. When we talk about its top, it remains automatic folding soft top. Interior is standard for Cooper cars. Well-known and distinctive wound clusters are placed on the center of dashboard.
Spy shots didn’t unveil much more on the performance and other interior features of 2015 Mini Cooper Convertible. Controller dial located next to the gear stick could be seen on the images. We assume that infotainment and safety systems will be pretty similar to other third-generation vehicles of Cooper. Outside, it is obvious that 2015 Cooper Convertible is wider and longer than current model. Camouflage covered most of details, so we need to wait official unveiling for more info on this.
2015 Mini Cooper Convertible engine
Base model of the 2015 Mini Cooper Convertible will be packed with turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine. This powertrain will be good to produce 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque. It also features overboost function which can raise this number to total of 169 horses. Higher end, 2015 Cooper Convertible S model gets turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. This drivetrain has higher output, 189 hp, or 221 with overboost function, and 206 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are paired with six-speed manual gearbox as standard, while six-speed auto comes as optional. More higher end model of 2015 Mini Cooper Convertible will be launched later as John Cooper Works.