Muscats Motors Ltd launched the new MINI Cabrio on the 24th of April at Casablanca’s Car park in Bahar ic-Caghaq.
Attendees were able to test drive all the MINI vehicle range on the day - the MINI 3 door and 5 door, MINI Countryman, new MINI Clubman and of course the All-New MINI Cabriolet.
The new 2016 MINI Convertible is available from Muscats Motors starting at EUR 24,550 in Cooper and Cooper S variants, the 2016 MINI Cooper convertible is built upon BMW’s front-wheel drive platform and – just like the hardtop – powered by three and four cylinder engines.
The new Convertible is much larger than its predecessor. It’s 4.5 inches longer, 1.7 inches wider and nearly a full inch taller than the outgoing model. The wheelbase is 1.1 inches longer, and both the front and rear track are almost two inches wider. The luggage volume is up roughly 25 percent, to 7.6 cubic feet with the Convertible top up – 5.7 when it’s down.
MINI’s new convertible retains the fabric roof with wide C-pillars and roughly the same roofline as the hardtop. The roof can be opened at speeds up to 18 mph and it’s fully retracted behind the passengers’ seats. It takes only 18 seconds for the action. In the event of a rollover, two integrated protection bars will spring forth to protect occupants.
The entry-level MINI Convertible is powered by a 1.5-liter, turbocharged engine offering 134 horsepower, 162 pound-feet of torque, and a 0-60 time of 8.2 seconds with the automatic and 8.3 seconds with the manual. For the Cooper S, the 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder outputs 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, along with 0-60 times of between 6.7 and 6.8 seconds, depending on the transmission. A standard six-speed manuals and optional six-speed automatics are offered.
Customers are able to view and test drive the new MINI Convertible by contacting our MINI Sales on 23264505/81 or via email on email@example.com.
As part of the BMW brand, this event was filmed to create the first ever Maltese MINI feature which will be launched in the very coming weeks.