|Pricing||$25,150 - $36,550|
|Engines||1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T|
|Fuel Economy||26-27 (city), 34-35 (highway)|
Too cute to dislike, the zippy Mini Cooper is defined by its unique appearance, compact dimensions and good handling. Under BMW's stewardship, the little Mini Cooper has spawned a big lineup of model variations. The Mini Cooper Convertible is an open top variant of the Cooper 3-door hardtop. The soft top can be partially retracted for a targa roof effect or completely retracted for complete top-down motoring. A strong A-pillar and small roll bars provide security from accidental rollover. The Cooper Convertible retains the four-passenger seating of the hardtop adding a small trunk for cargo. In terms of size, the Cooper is larger than a Fiat 500 but smaller than the Volkswagen Beetle. Most Mini variants share the same powertrain and model structure. The base Cooper model is powered by a 121-bhp, 1.6l four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Power in the turbocharged Cooper S increases to 181-bhp. The top performance model is the John Cooper Works (MT only) which increases power to 208-bhp. All models share a long list of standard equipment that includes four-wheel disc brakes, common power equipment and alloy wheels for around $26,000. Mini offers numerous customization options which extend beyond option packages to mixed exterior /interior color combinations and decals. Through this unique personalization it is possible to add thousands to the sticker price.
John Cooper Works performance models gain an optional automatic transmission.
|Cooper Convertible||1.6l I4 (121-bhp)||M6||FWD||$25,150|
|Cooper Convertible||1.6l I4 (121-bhp)||A6||FWD||$26,400|
|Cooper Convertible S||1.6l I4 T (181-bhp)||M6||FWD||$28,150|
|Cooper Convertible S||1.6l I4 T (181-bhp)||A6||FWD||$29,400|
|Cooper Convertible JCW||1.6l I4 T (208-bhp)||M6||FWD||$35,300|
|Cooper Convertible JCW||1.6l I4 T (208-bhp)||A6||FWD||$36,550|