Hardtop Minis will not be the only ones to obtain a more souped-up engine and chassis after the British automaker came to this year’s New York Show with the John Cooper Works (JCW) Convertible. Basically the soft-top variation of the revered JCW, Mini explained their newest offering as ‘the most unique method of delighting in severe driving fun’.
Like its hardtop equivalent, the JCW Convertible improves aerodynamic utilities, tuned 2.0-liter powerplant, racing-derived suspension system and customized cabin surface.
Beginning with the most obvious addition is the completely electrically run roofing system that is constructed out of fabric. It can be deployed in 18 seconds of up to speeds of 29 km/h and has actually enhanced Sound, Vibration, etc. Mini likewise stated that it has actually an extended shape, much shorter overhangs and broadened track for a more stylish look.
Over to its front, complete LED headlights with chrome accents supply the required lighting. It likewise has a hexagonal grill with red accent and huge air inlets that provide much better engine cooling and aerodynamics for the JCW Convertible. The rear gets the familiar mix taillights, ventilated bumper and centrally-mounted exhaust pipelines.
Settling the outside surface are JCW badging and Rebel Green paint having JCW black-red stripes on the hood.
Looking at the interior, the four-seater convertible has Mini’s unique interior decoration combined with style. Tones of red, black and gray covered the cabin. The seats are upholstered in leather and Dinamica microfiber and chrome accents supply contrast to the brilliant red surface.
Ever present is the steering-rack installed control panel, together with Mini’s touchscreen infotainment system and multifunction wheel. The rear seats can now bring kid seats, thanks to ISOFIX anchors, and in case of a rollover, 2 high-strength aluminum bars will right away deploy to keep the residents safe.
There is a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline-four that cranks out 231 PS at 6,000 rpm together with 320 Nm of torque at 1,250 rpm. With those figures, the 6-speed handbook vehicle can go from 0– 97 km/h in 6.4 seconds. When fitted with the optional 6-speed Steptronic automated gearbox, it can do the very same task in just 6.3 seconds. Leading speed for the manual vehicle is estimated at 241 km/h while the automated peak at 239 km/h.
Other driving innovations that come as basic on the JCW Convertible consist of: Brembo 4-piston calipers, Dynamic Stability Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Electronic Differential Lock Control, Performance Control, Mini Driving Modes and also Torque Compensation.