New Cooper Cabrio is right on the button
MINI will unveil the world’s fastest small premium cabriolet at the Geneva International Motor Show on March 3.
Featuring the same high performance engineering modifications as the Hatch model carrying the John Cooper Works badge, the Convertible’s 1.6-litre twin scroll-turbocharged engine produces 211 hp and up to 280 Nm peak torque with Overboost deployed.
The newcomer’s petrol power plant is a significantly revised version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged unit found in MINI Cooper S models, and the same as that in the MINI CHALLENGE race car. The engine is lighter, stronger and is supplied with a larger air intake and an exhaust system specifically designed for John Cooper Works cars.
Performance of the Works car is underlined by an exclusive speedometer, which runs to 160mph to account for the car’s higher top speed than that of any other MINI.
The lengthy standard kit list of every MINI John Cooper Works Convertible includes a bespoke John Cooper Works Alcantara steering wheel, sport seats, John Cooper Works floor mats and glossy piano black interior. Air condition- ing is fitted as standard, as it is now on every new MINI.
A Sport button is located in front of the gear stick. When pressed it activates a bespoke engine control map producing boost earlier in the rev range and sharpening steering and throttle response.
The MINI Cooper is the world’s fastest small premium cabriolet.