2005 Mini Cooper S Convertible
(from Mini Press Release) MINI UK is delighted to announce pricing and specification details of its new range topping MINI Cooper S Convertible. The MINI Cooper S Convertible will make its UK debut at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live on 25th May. It will be priced at £17,595 and will go on sale in the UK at the end of August. Just like the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible, the MINI Cooper S Convertible will be built at Plant Oxford in the UK.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible is powered by the flexible 1.6 litre, four-cylinder engine used in the MINI One and the MINI Cooper. However, the addition of supercharger and intercooler technology enables the MINI Cooper S Convertible to produce 170bhp at 6,000rpm. Maximum torque of the MINI Cooper S Convertible is 220Nm at 4000rpm. This means that the MINI Cooper S Convertible has an additional 7bhp, and 10Nm more torque than the original MINI Cooper S.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible races from 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and accelerates from 50-75mph in fourth gear in 6.6 seconds. Top speed is 134mph and fuel consumption is 32.1mpg.
The MINI Cooper S Convertible is fitted with a fully electric roof, Park Distance Control and 16 inch 'X lite' alloy wheels as standard. An exclusive 17 inch, five star bullet alloy wheel is available exclusively for the MINI Convertible range. Just like the MINI One Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible, the MINI Cooper S Convertible will be launched with a choice of ten exterior paint colours including Cool Blue, Hot Orange and two exclusive MINI Cooper S colours - Hyper Blue and Dark Silver.
A minor refresh for MINI One, MINI One D, MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S.
From July 2004, the MINI hatchback range will receive an enhanced interior and exterior look. In addition, modifications to the transmission will increase engine flexibility in the mid range. Trevor Houghton-Berry, general manager MINI UK said: "Clearly we did not want to change a winning formula - customers love the friendly face and retro interior of the MINI. This model update is merely a few subtle tweaks to make the MINI even more desirable than it already is."
A new five-speed 'Getrag' gearbox with
modified gear ratios will feature in all MINI One and MINI Cooper
models. The modification results in improved acceleration for both
models. The MINI One now accelerates in fourth gear from 50-75mph in
11.9 seconds (previously 12.8 seconds).
All MINI models receive new clear glass
headlights that provide brighter illumination. The optional xenon
headlights have also been modified to include an additional ring of
light spots for increased visibility.
All MINIs will receive the following