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2011 Mini Cooper Convertible S

At a Glance

Pricing $25,150 - $36,550
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.6l I4, 1.6l I4 T
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 26-28 (city), 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.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Cooper Convertible 1.6l I4 (121-bhp) M6 FWD 28/35/31 47 $25,150
Cooper Convertible 1.6l I4 (121-bhp) A6 FWD 27/35/31 47 $26,400
Cooper Convertible S 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) M6 FWD 26/35/30 55 $28,150
Cooper Convertible S 1.6l I4 T (181-bhp) A6 FWD 26/35/30 55 $29,400
Cooper Convertible JCW 1.6l I4 T (208-bhp) M6 FWD 26/35/30 60 $35,300
Cooper Convertible JCW 1.6l I4 T (208-bhp) A6 FWD 26/35/30 60 $36,550