Now engineers from BMW’s small car brand are out checking a prototype for an upgraded Convertible. Considering that the existing Mini Convertible just went on sale a year back, anticipate only very little 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, in addition to brand-new day running lights. There are also some minor adjustments to Cooper S body trim.
2019 Mini Convertible Design
The model is for the Cooper S Convertible, and judging by the camouflage gear it uses we can anticipate some minor modifications to the lights and bumpers. Similar changes must feature on the base Cooper and high-performance John Cooper Works versions, too. BMW has stayed tight-lipped on what technical upgrades to anticipate, however the model, which is constructed on the company’s UKL1 platform, will likely receive better chauffeur help features that will be brought across from BMW models.
The current car is used with a Driver Assistance Package that includes adaptive cruise control, parking help with automatic steering and, for the convertible, a rain caution function that alerts chauffeurs of approaching bad weather condition if they park with the roof down. The 2019 Mini Convertible is most likely to be equipped with updated versions of these systems, together with BMW’s newest chauffeur help technology, including lane keep help technology and pedestrian detection systems.
2019 Mini Convertible Engine
Under the hood, the present inline-3 and -4 powertrain offerings ought to rollover, perhaps with tweaks for improved performance and effectiveness. At the top of the range will stay the John Cooper Works Convertible which in existing guise provides 228 horsepower 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
Try to find the upgraded Mini Convertible to show up in mid-2018, as a 2019 model.