New or Significantly Altered Models

2009 Mini Cooper Convertible
MINI introduces a reworked convertible model for 2009. Although the second-generation MINI convertible has been thoroughly updated, it would take a trained eye to spot the differences. The convertible gains about 2.5 inches in length, but virtually everything else remains about the same size.
2009 Mini Mini E
The Mini E is a research electric vehicle based on the Mini Cooper. A 204-hp electric motor powers the Mini E. A large lithium-ion battery pack composed of some 5088 cells provides energy storage. The large battery pack replaces the rear seat making the Mini E a 2-seat vehicle. The Mini E features a unique paint scheme with a stylized electric plug representing the E. The gauges also show electric charge.

Mostly Unchanged

2009 Mini Cooper
The higher-performance Cooper Works re-joins the lineup as a factory model.
2009 Mini Cooper Clubman
The Clubman gains a new higher performance factory model, the John Cooper Works Clubman.