MINI just introduced its MINI Cabrio 2016. Reaches the new generation of the small convertible, and does so by following in the footsteps of his brothers of range. the new generation debuts new design language, new engines, more efficient, more technology and customization, and, as has already happened with the rest of the range, it also leaves a body larger than its predecessor. We are going to meet all the details in 5 key.
Although MINI to introduce us to his new convertible, and it may be that the only one left in his range after the disappearance of the MINI Roadster, we still have that wait until next year to start your marketing. Throughout the first months of next year will arrive at dealers to face a spring and a summer are most conducive to this type of car.
The new-generation MINI Cabrio 2016 is larger than its predecessor. Measuring 3,82 metres long, 1,72 metres wide and 1,41 m high, so that it is 98 mm longer, 44 mm wider and 1 mm higher. In turn, the wheelbase grows at 28 mm, which in theory will result in more interior space.
The design is the one that we know now in MINI, a new generation of strokes that keeps a classic line, but now more rounded. The headlights are larger than the previous generation, now with daylight LED, new grill or some new pilots of large size that are already present in the MINI Hatch and MINI 5-door. The interior is modeled and offers all of the elements of technology and comfort that is already present in the MINI conventional.
New canvas roof
The novelty of the MINI Cabrio 2016 is, as is logical, the canvas roof folding that replaces the metal roof. Closed keeps fairly reliable ways the standard car, and when folded it does so on what is now the door of the trunk that no longer opens up, but that is a door down with a canvas that is raised slightly for easy access.
opening process is carried out in 18 seconds, and MINI ensures that you can do to speed up to 30 km/h. The process is electric and simply by pressing a button on the inside to do it. It is also possible to leave the roof slightly opened as if a sunroof is involved. The hood, as you can see in images, is customizable and you can count on with a Union Jack flag.
One of the keys to the most negative of the MINI has always been the capacity of the trunk, a detail emphasized in the versions Cabrio. The MINI Cabrio 2016 is not a wonder as to boot, but it far exceeds the capacity of its predecessor. MINI has managed to equip its roadster a load capacity of 215 liters.
The access is, as mentioned before, more simple with a door that opens downward and a final part of the canvas that opens up. Additionally MINI has thought of the possibility of transporting objects longer, and has allowed access to the rear of the passenger compartment from the trunk.
MINI, as you well know, plays to offer details of their own to make their cars more personal. Has not disappointed in this new Cabrio, and presents the elements as a air dam that is placed in the rear seats. In this way, the air is less intrusive at higher speeds and allows to circulate more time with the roof open.
this is Precisely one of its peculiarities. The MINI Cabrio 2016 brings the Always Open Timer, a system that counts and displays the hours that we have circulated with the roof open. It is not a novelty of this generation, but in a nod to the lovers of the convertibles that are not afraid of a few degrees less at the time of stripping off the roof.
The range MINI Cabrio 2016 is set up, for now, with three mechanical. The range will grow in the future as it launches in the car market, and should have the same options as found in a standard MINI. In diesel we have a single option, a MINI Cooper D Cabrio with three-cylinder engine and 116 horses of power.
In the section petrol there are two options and will be released with version sports. The MINI Cooper S Cabrio takes a turbo engine 192 horses of power, with a body kit specific, while the MINI Cooper Cabrio is content with a three-cylinder engine 136 horses of power. There will be automatic change in option and should get versions of access as well as a version of John Cooper Works high-performance.
Source – MINI
From 21.450 euro