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2017 Cooper 2dr
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Price:   -  From $25,950
2017 Cooper S 2dr Price:   -  From $29,600
2017 John Cooper Works 2dr Price:   -  From $35,600


After taking over the old British MINI organization, BMW introduced a revived—and revised—version of the original MINI, as a 2002 model. Three years later, a Convertible emerged as a companion to the Hatchback. For those who recall the original, as well as newcomers to the brand, the soft-top model intensifies the roadgoing fun and adorable character of the MINI experience. With a little squeezing, a Convertible can seat four passengers.

Midway through the 2016 model year, the Convertible re-emerged with a substantial overhaul, in accord with the previously-redesigned Hatchback. Body proportions didn’t change, but the grille grew a bit, headlights swept back more, and taillights were enlarged. The body itself was 4.5 inches longer and 1.7 inches wider, on a wheelbase that gained 1.1 inches. New BMW-derived TwinPower Turbo 1.5- and 2-liter engines replaced the prior 1.6-liter units.

What's New for 2017

At the New York Auto Show in March 2016, MINI unveiled a high-performance John Cooper Works edition of the Convertible. Named for the gentleman most responsible for introducing the original model to motorsports, back in the 1960s, John Cooper Works variants had been available during the first generation of the modern-day MINI. The engine in the 2017 John Cooper Works Convertible delivers 20 more horsepower than its predecessor.

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Choosing Your MINI Convertible

MINI Convertible engines are determined by the trim level. All three versions can have either a standard six-speed manual transmission with rev-matching function, or an optional six-speed automatic. Three MINI Driving mode settings can be selected: Green, Mid, or Sport.

Each Convertible has a power fabric top that can be partially retracted, providing an effect similar to a conventional sunroof. The roof can be opened or closed in 18 seconds, at speeds up to 18 mph.

Back-seat legroom grew by 1.6 inches during the redesign. Inside, the speedometer moved from the traditional center position to behind the steering wheel. MINI Connected infotainment includes a 6.5-inch display screen.

Trunk space is tiny: a mere 6 cubic feet, which means some imaginative packing is required. Storage space grows to 23 cubic feet when the back seat is folded.

Convertibles have integrated rollover protection. When a potential rollover is sensed, two high-strength aluminum bars deploy within 0.15 second.

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Priced at $25,950 (plus destination charge), the basic MINI model now holds a 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo three-cylinder engine. Output of 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque translates to an increase of 13 horsepower and 48 pound-feet, compared to the prior 1.6-liter engine. Standard features include a leatherette interior with ambient lighting, automatic wipers and headlights, pushbutton ignition, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Alloy wheels hold 15-inch tires.

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Cooper S

In the midrange MINI, priced at $30,450, 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, and 16-inch tires are standard.

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John Cooper Works

Topping the performance scale even more than before, priced at $35,600, the John Cooper Works edition contains a 2-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder that generates 228 horsepower (up 20) at 5200 rpm. The engine produces 236 pound-feet of torque at a mere 1,250 rpm. Acceleration to 60 mph takes 6.3 seconds with automatic, or 6.4 seconds with manual shift. Each John Cooper Works Convertible has a sports exhaust, as well as racing-derived engine and suspension technology. Specific design features help optimize aerodynamics.

An extensive list of available options includes a rearview camera, active cruise control, head-up display, parking assist, and collision/pedestrian warning. Sport, Technology, and Premium packages are available.

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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 2017 model, the performance difference, compared to automatic, should be minimal. Like all MINIs, Convertibles present plenty of opportunities for customization. Despite costing $6,000 more than the Cooper S, the John Cooper Works edition continues to be a tempting 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
28 / 37 / 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
28 / 37 / 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 / Clearcoat Monotone With Stripe / Metallic Monotone
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 / Leatherette / Cloth/leatherette / Cloth/leather / 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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