MINI will reportedly discontinue the Convertible in 2024, citing slowing gross sales as the first cause, Automotive Information studies. All through 2019, the automaker solely bought 4,031 models of the Convertible within the US, representing a 25% lower in comparison with 2018.
That makes the third-generation F57 Convertible (now in its facelifted type) the lowest-selling MINI after the Clubman. Nevertheless, MINI will proceed manufacturing it till its manufacturing run ends in 2024. So should you discover the automobile interesting and need a slice of historical past, you continue to have time.
Simply to rapidly recap, the MINI Convertible rides on the UKL platform, and measures 3,821 mm lengthy, 1,727 mm extensive, and 1,415 mm tall. With the material roof closed, there’s 215 litres of boot area, however this reduces to 160 litres with the highest stowed.
Like its 3-Door and 5-Door counterparts, the Convertible is out there with a variety of petrol and diesel powertrains, together with the B38 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol engine, in addition to the B48 2.zero litre four-potter. There’s additionally a JCW mannequin with 231 hp on faucet, however drive is completely despatched to the entrance wheels both through a six-speed handbook, seven-speed DCT, or eight-speed auto.
The newest variant to be launched is the MINI Convertible Sidewalk Edition (pictured right here). Distinctive to it’s the specially-developed Deep Laguna metallic paint with matching bonnet stripes, dual-tone 17-inch Scissor Spoke mild alloy wheels, delicate high with woven-in arrow graphic, in addition to navy blue MINI Yours Leather-based Lounge Sidewalk upholstery with Energetic Yellow and Petrol stitching.
GALLERY: 2020 MINI Convertible Sidewalk Version