The Bavarian luxury car maker, BMW launched all-new MINI Convertible at a sticker price of Rs 34.9 lakh (Ex showroom, Delhi) in India. The media launch of the all-new MINI Convertible was held at an exclusive sunset fiesta on a pristine Goan beach, the perfect place to experience the free spirit of MINI. The all-new MINI Convertible is available at dealerships across India as a Completely Built-Up unit (CBU) from today, as stated by the BMW Group India.
Speaking at the launch of the all-new MINI convertible, Mr Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “The all-new MINI Convertible is unapologetically outgoing. It’s a spontaneous and emotionally intensive way of savouring authentic MINI driving fun. A non-stop thrill behind the wheel for those who know there’s always a little more to feel. It is able to seize and share those intangible moments of pure joy precisely because of its contagious enthusiasm and its impulsive streak. It’s creates a world in technicolour, packed with impulse, emotion and unbridled energy."
Looking at the MINI Convertible, it exhibits an independence of character with a visibly sporty expression and youthfully fresh appeal. The all-new MINI Convertible received a fully automatic, electrically powered soft top as well as fully integrated rollover protection for the first time. Going with the recognizable MINI’s design language, it will also feature a cleverly designed Wind Deflector, which is quite helpful to avoid unwanted air turbulence during open-top driving. The soft top can be open, closed and can be folded into the boot when not in use in just 18 seconds. And for the first time, the company is offering an optional soft top that features woven Union Jack graphic. With MINI Excitement Package, you will get LED interior and ambient lighting as well as a projection of the MINI logo on the ground on the driver's side when the door is opened.
Inside the cabin, it has a couple of circular elements to maintain the retro-ness in form of toggle switches. The interior features a design that is high-end with Multi-function Sport Leather Steering Wheel with the speedometer resting behind it and Sports Seats for driver and front passenger enhance the unique ‘go-kart’ feel of the all-new MINI Convertible and are offered as standard. The all-new MINI Convertible has a capacity of up to 215 litres which is approximately 25 percent more than the predecessor.
Under the hood, the all-new Convertible is power packed with a 2-litre 4-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo Technology that is capable to churn out peak output of 192 HP and a maximum torque of 280 Nm torque. The engine is connected to a newly developed 6-speed automatic transmission which makes it accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 7.1 seconds before hitting electronically controlled top speed of 233 kmph. An optional 6-speed sports automatic transmission can also be operated using shift paddles.
In terms of safety, the all-new Convertible is loaded with cutting-edge safety technology that includes front and passenger airbags, Brake Assist, 3-Point Seat Belts, Dynamic Stability Control, Crash Sensor, Anti-lock Braking System, Cornering Brake Control and Run-flat Indicator.