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Default New Mini Convertible unveiled

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BMW has revealed its new Mini Convertible which adopts all the updates from the 2015 Mini Cooper.

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This new car is larger than its predecessor measuring 3,821 mm x 1,727 mm x 1,415 mm in length, breadth and height. Its wheelbase has been increased to 2,495 mm and has a wider front and rear track.

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The Convertible still gets a fabric soft-top, which can automatically open or close with just a click of a button on the key-fob or interior switch. The entire process takes 18 seconds and can be done with the car in motion at speeds up to 29 km/h.

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It can carry 2+2 passengers and has a larger 215L boot space (160L with the roof down). The boot loading area is slightly wider and the rear seats can be folded in a 50:50 ratio.

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It will be available with 2 petrol and 1 diesel engine options. The TwinPower Turbo petrol motors include a 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder unit producing 189 BHP and a 1.5 litre, 3-cylinder unit producing 134 BHP. The diesel is powered by a 1.5 litre, 3-cylinder motor which produces 114 BHP. Internationally, these will be available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

This new Mini has got a more rigid frame and an invisible roll bar to improve safety, better acoustics and sportier driving dynamics.

Click here to read our review of the 2015 Mini Cooper S. (Driven: 2015 Mini Cooper S)

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