Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand name are out evaluating a model for an updated Convertible. Given that the present Mini Convertible just went on sale a year earlier, anticipate only very little changes for the updated model.
Seen here testing in Germany in Cooper S Convertible guise, the placement of camouflaging on the car shows that the mid-life update for the 2019 model will consist of new surrounds for its headlights and tailights, along with new day running lights. There are also some small modifications to Cooper S body trim.
2019 Mini Convertible Design
The prototype is for the Cooper S Convertible, and judging by the camouflage gear it wears we can expect some small modifications to the lights and bumpers. Comparable modifications ought to feature on the base Cooper and high-performance John Cooper Works versions, too.
BMW has stayed tight-lipped on what technical upgrades to anticipate, but the model, which is built on the firm’s UKL1 platform, will likely receive enhanced chauffeur help features that will be carried throughout from BMW models.
The existing car is used with a Driver Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, parking help with automatic steering and, for the convertible, a rain warning function that notifies motorists of approaching bad weather if they park with the roofing down.
The 2019 Mini Convertible is likely to be equipped with upgraded versions of these systems, in addition to BMW’s latest driver aid technology, including lane keep help technology and pedestrian detection systems.
2019 Mini Convertible Engine
Under the hood, the existing inline-3 and -4 powertrain offerings must carry over, possibly with tweaks for better efficiency and effectiveness. At the top of the range will remain the John Cooper Works Convertible which in current guise delivers 228 horse power and 236 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4.
It’s uncertain Mini will add 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 updated Mini Convertible to get here in mid-2018, as a 2019 model.
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