New MINI Cooper S Convertible Review
Why don't they make a four-seater go-kart? Just think of the fun you could have with you and your mates. The good news is they do, the MINI Cooper S Convertible. It won't come cheap though, add your options and most MINI Copper S Convertible owners will not find much change out of twenty grand, however, the good news is, residual values on all MINI's are extremely strong.
Powered by a 1.6 litre supercharged petrol engine as apposed to the turbo unit in the new Cooper S, the Convertible has 170 bhp under the bonnet, 0 - 62 mph is achieved in 7.4 seconds on its way to a top speed of 134 mph. MINI claim a combined fuel economy figure of 34 mpg, most drivers however, will find this figure a little hard to achieve, especially when you drive the MINI how it demands you to drive it. Stiffening of the chassis and the extra weight required in doing this would normally have an adverse effect on the overall handling package, not so with the MINI, BMW have done an excellent job in this department and the convertible Cooper S has just the same drivability as its hard top sibling.
The Cooper S is a fantastically fun car to drive, the convertible is just as good as an all round performer, with the added bonus that you can drop the top in around fifteen seconds and have all that fun with the wind in your hair. Small convertibles don't get any better than this handling, performance, build quality¬?¬? everything! Other manufacturers need to raise their game to compete with this magical little car, otherwise they're just going to get left even further behind.
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