Mini has actually juiced up its Cabrio range along with the brand-new John Cooper Functions convertible. Mini says the JCW Cabrio, along with an estimated sub-$60k price, will certainly accelerate to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds – a tenth faster compared to the outgoing model.
The third-generation JCW is powered by a revised version of Mini’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. JCW’s handle the brand-new motor translates to a 15kW and 60Nm upgrade over the previous 1.6-litre JCW Cabrio, and a 29kW and 40Nm jump over Mini’s current open-air performance king, the Mini Cooper S Cabrio. Every one of up, the brand-new JCW-tuned drop-best generates 170kW of energy and 320Nm of torque making it MINI’s the majority of potent convertible yet.
Pricing is yet to be released, however the JCW Cabrio, in its six-rate manual guise, will certainly most likely sit in the $56k – $60k rate range. It will certainly additionally be readily available along with a six-rate automatic, enjoy the previous version.
To compensate for lost rigidity, the front-drive JCW Cabrio features convertible-personal bracing elements that are not located in the car’s hard-roofed sibling. Mini claims that the car’s ‘racing inspired’ suspension technology guarantees fantastic agility and exactly controlled handling.
On best is an electrically powered textile roof that can easily be operated while travelling at speeds of up to 30km/h. Mini claims that it takes simply 18 seconds to deploy or retract the roof. The extensive silhouette of the open-best four-seater has actually been supplemented along with JCW-personal create elements that are said to insight in cooling and aerodynamics. The soft best is simple black; yet an optional Union Jack create is available.
The roofless Mini hints the scales at 1310kg, 105kg much more compared to its hatchback equivalent. The added weight is caused in portion by the electrically operated soft-best and unique bracing.
Special features for the open-best Mini contain a sports exhaust, sports suspension, Brembo brakes, an aerodynamic physique kit and a distinct JCW cockpit along with bucket seats as standard. Performance technology entails Dynamic Damper manage as an option. Dynamic Stabilty Control, Dynamic Traction Control, Electronic Differential Lock manage and Performance manage are Every one of as standard.
Noteworthy creature comforts contain air-conditioning, Radio Mini increase including AUX-IN and USB socket, LED headlamps, the Mini Driving Modes and Park Distance Control. Once optioned for, Rebel Green paint, 18-inch alloy wheels, JCW bonnet stripes and a Head-up Display can easily be added.
Local pricing for the brand-new Mini John Cooper Works Convertible is yet to be confirmed, yet the hatchback JCW sits at $47,400 (MRLP) which is $10,450 much more compared to the base Cooper S. We anticipate the brand-new JCW Cabrio will certainly bear a comparable rate inequality over the base Cooper S Convertible which sits at $48,800 (MRLP).
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