MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio 2016, more power with the retractable roof

The new MINI family continues to grow. Since I knew the base model a little over a year, have been happening for the arrival of models that complete the range. There are for all tastes, and on this occasion presents the variant that mixes the maximum sportiness of the MINI with the experience of the convertibles. The MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio 2016.

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Whether with the roof job, or run, the MINI Cabrio has this own aspect of the family JCW

Taking as a base the MINI Cabrio 2016, presented at the end of last year, developers have applied the same concepts to the rest of members of the famed saga John Cooper Works. This means an image more powerful, and that denotes that extra sporty feel with just a glimpse.

The bumper modified, the air inlets enlarged and tires custom are shows that we are facing something more than a MINI convertible. And is that beneath that bodywork as modern and iconic hides the propellant more powerful than the English brand equips their models.

We are in a block of four cylinders TwinPower Turbo with two litre engine, which sends its 231 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque to the front wheels. This constitutes an increase of 20 HP compared to the previous generation, and a difference of 39 CV with respect to its tracker family, the MINI Cooper S Cabrio.

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The dimensions grow slightly with respect to its predecessor

Power and torque are handled by a change of series is manual with six speeds, or Steptronic automatic with same number of gears. Thanks to the increase of power the MINI JCW Cabrio has reduced its acceleration data at up to 0.6 seconds, and has an increased top speed of up to 242 Km/h.

we are Not faced with a “MINI with more power”, because it has changed the car completely. Although the image we may seem similar, it is, this little hides new platform with longer wheelbase and more space for passengers and cargo. In addition, being a cabrio, the structure has been reinforced at various points to continue showing a behavior agile to the few that sure.

it is Worth mentioning that for the first time, the retractable canvas roof of the MINI Convertible is operable by an electric power system, much more comfortable than the previous one. Thanks to a button located in the center console we will be able to capotar or descapotar our MINI in a span of 18 seconds, traveling at speeds up to 30 Km/h.

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The interior is the same that we see in other units of MINI, except for the details JCW

In terms of its interior, it is remarkable the increase of space for the rear occupants. Are still maintaining that atmosphere that so much success has given to MINI. A space that as you would expect comes full of quality and technology, therefore making gala of the brand, will include systems of last generation.

There is a notable presence of headlights LED, assistants to the driving and connectivity with Android Auto and Apple Carplay implemented in BMW and MINI are deployed in BMW and MINI. Added to this are the possibility of incorporating a Head-Up Display, computer camera, parking sensors, and the browser in the center with a large-sized screen.

Although the MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio 2016 just to make act of presence, will not be until the spring when you start your marketing. Prior to that date will have to reach more members of the family, such as the MINI Countryman 2016, which we have already seen roll into several test sessions.

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Will be on sale in the spring, but by the time its price is unknown