Fresh off the brand’s recent 60th anniversary bash, Mini’s Malaysian arm sees its line up refreshed this week with arrival of the face-lifted Mini Convertible (F57).
The model was announced earlier today and is offered exclusively in Cooper S form, and in limited numbers – more on this in a bit.
Aptly, this drop-top iteration underpins the refreshed BMW-developed hot hatch that was launched last year, sporting plenty of improved new on board features and bits all around – fancy LED headlights Union and Jack-shaped LED taillights included.
Much of the revamped on board features are centred around a new built-in 4G SIM tech, which delivers enhanced connectivity capabilities and personalised services aimed at maximising safety and convenience.
Sweetening the affair here is new 6.5-inch touchscreen display unit brimmed with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto too – enhanced smartphone integration via the Mini Connected app being another key improvement here as well.
Visually, the cabin’s been refreshed too as it’s now lined with illuminated Piano Black trims, Leather Chester upholstery, even brandishing a new diamond-stitched Malt Brown leather seats.
On to the oily bits and, predictably, the Mini Convertible is driven by a 2.0-litre 4cyl turbo petrol mill that delivers 192bhp and 280Nm. Drive goes to the front wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch (DCT) sports automatic box.
The result sees the drop-top able to dispatch 0-100kph in 7.1 secs and a 230kph V-Max whilst also sipping just 5.7 litres/100km.
This being a drop top, the Mini Convertible’s party trick of course lies in its electronically operated soft-top roof, which takes just 18 seconds to stowaway even on the move at up to 30kph.
Ready for some wind in hair driving pleasures from this Mini? Well, you’d best hurry as Mini Malaysia says just 20 units are up for grabs, each commanding an RM279,888* price tag (*excluding insurance and registration costs).
Pricey, but a 60 months or 80,000km free scheduled service and repair package plus a 60-month, unlimited mileage warranty is included for purchases made during Mini Malaysia’s on-going 60th anniversary sale campaign that lasts until 31st August.
Past this promotional period, the Mini Convertible will only come with Mini’s standard 4-year, unlimited mileage warranty package with free scheduled services. You can also lease one via BMW Group Financial Services Malaysia from as low as RM 3,028.00 per month too.