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2016 Cooper 2dr
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Price:   -  From $25,950
2016 Cooper S 2dr Price:   -  From $29,600


Under BMW stewardship, a revival of the old British-built MINI debuted in the U.S. for 2002. Three years later, the first Convertible arrived—a soft-top version of the two-door MINI hatchback. Not only does the Convertible offer an extra helping of roadgoing fun, as well as unbeatable character, it can seat four passengers with a bit of squeezing.

What's New for 2016

Launched midway through the 2016 model year, the MINI Convertible has earned a substantial overhaul, in accord with the recently-redesigned Hardtop. Occupying a larger footprint, the latest Convertible has a restyled body and cabin, as well as new BMW-derived powertrains. Body proportions haven’t changed, but details differ considerably. The grille is a bit bigger, headlights sweep back more, and taillights are larger. The body itself has grown by 4.5 inches in length, on a wheelbase that’s gained 1.1 inches. The 2016 Convertible also is 1.7 inches wider and 0.8-inch taller.

Inside, the speedometer has moved from the traditional center position to behind the steering wheel. MINI Connected infotainment includes a 6.5-inch display screen. Back-seat legroom has grown by 1.6 inches. New turbocharged 1.5- and 2-liter engines replace the prior 1.6-liter units.

MINI Convertible

Choosing Your MINI Convertible

Each Convertible has a power soft top that can be partially retracted, providing essentially the same effect as a sunroof. Logically enough for a car of its size, trunk space is tiny: a mere 6 cubic feet, requiring some imaginative packing. With the split-folding backseat, storage space grows to 23 cubic feet when the back seat is unoccupied. Convertibles have integrated rollover protection.

MINI Convertible engines are determined by the trim level. All three versions come with a standard six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function, or an optional six-speed automatic. The latter is available with paddle shifters. MINI Driving modes have Green, Mid, and Sport settings.

MINI Convertible


Priced at $25,950 (plus destination charge), the basic MINI model now holds a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine, making 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque (an increase of 13 horsepower and 48 pound-feet). Standard features include a leatherette interior with ambient lighting, automatic wipers and headlights, pushbutton ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a 6.5-inch display screen with MINI Connect. Alloy wheels hold 15-inch tires.

An available Sport package tacks on 16-inch alloy wheels, full LED headlights, LED taillights, and an adjustable suspension.

MINI Convertible

Cooper S

In the $30,450 midrange model, a 2-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine develops 189 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque (up 8 horsepower and 30 pound-feet). The optional six-speed automatic transmission includes paddle shifters. The Sport package is available for the Cooper S, but adding LED foglamps and 17-inch alloy wheels.

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John Cooper S

Topping the performance scale, priced at $35,600, the John Cooper Works model contains a 228-horsepower, 2-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder (up 20 horsepower), which produces 236 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration to 60 mph takes 6.3 seconds with automatic (6.4 with manual shift). Each John Cooper Works Convertible has a sports exhaust, racing-derived suspension technology, and specific design features that help optimize aerodynamics.

Two additional option packages are available for Convertibles:

  • The Technology package adds an 8.8-inch display screen, turn-by-turn navigation with real-time traffic information, MINI Connected XL and app portfolio, a rearview camera, and rear parking sensors.
  • A Premium Package includes keyless entry, 410-watt Harman/Kardon audio, heated front seats, satellite radio, folding wind deflector, auto-dimming mirrors, and power-folding outside mirrors.

All Convertibles are eligible for optional leather seating, as well as a variety of colors, fabrics, and trim.

CarsDirect Tip

Even with its less-potent 1.6-liter engine, the previous base Cooper model was quite perky, at least with manual shift. With stronger, turbocharged engines in each 2016 model, performance of automatic-equipped MINIs should be comparable. Despite a $6,000 price difference above the Cooper S, the John Cooper Works edition has long been a hard-to-resist choice for MINI enthusiasts.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 134 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Standard: 6-spd man w/OD
Available: 6-spd Steptronic w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.5L I-3 / 134 HP / 162 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
27 / 38 / 32 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
11.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
7.6 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
76 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
151.1 "
Exterior Width
68.0 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
39.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.0 "
Front Legroom
41.4 "
Rear Legroom
30.9 "
Front Shoulder Room
51.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
39.7 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
2,855 Lbs. / 2,906 Lbs.
Wheel Base
98 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum / 16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Black Aluminum / 16.0 " Black Aluminum / 17.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored / Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Sensatec Leatherette / Cloth/leather / Cloth / Cloth/leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
50-50 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
6 / 10 Harman/kardon
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Driver And Passenger
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Directionally Adaptive
Parking Sensors
Rear / Automated
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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