First drive: Mini Cooper Convertible - Introduction
It’ll come as no surprise to discover that the new Mini Cooper Convertible isn’t a radical re-invention of the previous model.
Even its designers confess that to meddle with the iconic car’s looks would be foolish - admitting that future updates will be all about refinements of the existing product.
That’s no bad thing, though, as the Convertible has always been a fine car, with the latest modifications making it even better.
In particular, it is cleaner than ever. Both the Mini Cooper and Cooper S are powered by 1.6-litre petrol engines; the former with 118bhp and the latter with a turbo-charged 173bhp.
Average fuel economy for the Cooper is 22% better than its previous incarnation, while the S is improved by 23%.