New Mini convertible going to Detriot

New Mini convertible going to Detriot

Mini convertible fq

BMW has officially announced that the second-generation MINI Convertible will make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Whats new for the new Convertible, well it looks very similar to the current model Cooper. It shares the same engines as the hardtop cars with a 118 hp NA for the Cooper, and 172 hp turbo for the Cooper S. In the rear the fold-down tailgate’s hinges are now internal, giving the car’s back side a smoother look. The fixed roll bars of the current car have been replaced by a pop-up system behind the back seat. This makes for a good-looking, clean top-down profile and should improve rearward visibility for the driver. The roof can be operated at speeds of up to 32Kph, and it tucks itself away in just 15 seconds. There is a sliding sunroof that can be utilised at speeds of up to 100Kph. Stability control will come as standard equipment.

Inside, the current MINI instrument panel is employed, and drivers with a passion for gimmickery can order up the ‘Openometer’, which is a secondary gauge that mounts next to the tach. It monitors how much time you clock with the top down. Customer orders are already being taken overseas and first deliveries should make their way to NZ in March/April 2009.

Mini convertible fq

BMW has officially announced that the second-generation MINI Convertible will make its debut at the Detroit Motor Show. Whats new for the new Convertible, well it looks very similar to the current model Cooper. It shares the same engines as the hardtop cars with a 118 hp NA for the Cooper, and 172 hp turbo for the Cooper S. In the rear the fold-down tailgate’s hinges are now internal, giving the car’s back side a smoother look. The fixed roll bars of the current car have been replaced by a pop-up system behind the back seat. This makes for a good-looking, clean top-down profile and should improve rearward visibility for the driver. The roof can be operated at speeds of up to 32Kph, and it tucks itself away in just 15 seconds. There is a sliding sunroof that can be utilised at speeds of up to 100Kph. Stability control will come as standard equipment.

Inside, the current MINI instrument panel is employed, and drivers with a passion for gimmickery can order up the ‘Openometer’, which is a secondary gauge that mounts next to the tach. It monitors how much time you clock with the top down. Customer orders are already being taken overseas and first deliveries should make their way to NZ in March/April 2009.

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