Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand are out testing a model for an updated Convertible. Considering that the present Mini Convertible just went on sale a year back, anticipate only minimal changes for the updated model. Seen here screening in Germany in Cooper S Convertible guise, the positioning of camouflaging on the car reveals that the mid-life update for the 2019 model will consist of brand-new surrounds for its headlights and tailights, as well as brand-new day running lights. There are likewise some small changes to Cooper S body trim.
2019 Mini Convertible Design
The model is for the Cooper S Convertible, and judging by the camouflage gear it wears we can expect some minor revisions to the lights and bumpers. Comparable changes ought to feature on the base Cooper and high-performance John Cooper Works versions, too. BMW has remained tight-lipped on what technical upgrades to anticipate, but the model, which is developed on the firm’s UKL1 platform, will likely receive improved chauffeur assist features that will be brought across from BMW models.
The present car is offered with a Driver Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, parking help with automatic steering and, for the convertible, a rain caution function that informs drivers of approaching bad weather condition if they park with the roofing system down. The 2019 Mini Convertible is likely to be geared up with upgraded versions of these systems, together with BMW’s most current motorist help technology, including lane keep assist technology and pedestrian detection systems.
2019 Mini Convertible Engine
Under the hood, the existing inline-3 and -4 powertrain offerings should carry over, maybe with tweaks for better efficiency and effectiveness. At the top of the variety will remain the John Cooper Works Convertible which in present guise provides 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4. It’s doubtful Mini will include the plug-in hybrid powertrain debuting in the 2017 Mini Cooper S E Countryman to the Convertible.
2019 Mini Convertible Release Date
Search for the upgraded Mini Convertible to arrive in mid-2018, as a 2019 model.