The 2016 model Cooper S is a performance-oriented and track-oriented standard vehicle that has become a popular one among most buyers quickly all over the world. The 2017 Mini JCW Convertible is the redesigned version and it has been constructed for those who are not contented with its power and track performances. The 2017 model Mini will be constructed with more power, more athletic suspensions and with all the pieces and bits that a buyer would expect from a track-oriented model, the Cooper S. The Mini Convertible was recently unveiled at the 2016 International Motor Show in New York.
2017 Mini Cooper Convertible Redesign, Exterior
The exterior features specific elements to go with its high-performance nature with bigger air inlets for the different cooling requirements of the brakes and the engine. The exterior of the new vehicle has been upgraded with all the JCW pieces and bits. The 2017 JCW Convertible replaces the standard fog light with an air inlet for supplementary cooling. It comes equipped with the unique set of wheels, suspension, and brakes to its droptop.
Visually, its aggressive aero kit, standard 17-inch alloy wheels, differentiate the 2017 model JCW convertible and additional-fat, centrally installed exhaust tips. While over the hardtop, the Rebel Green coat is set aside for the JCW convertible and, for lesser Cooper convertibles, the completely automatic soft top can be chosen in a black-and-gray or black Union Jack design. The hardtop can be raised or lowered in 18 seconds.
The new Mini JCW Convertible 2017 will be offered with a variety of packages that include a range of external features. Accordingly, the Premium Package comes with external features, such as folding wind deflector, power-folding exterior mirrors and auto-dimming back view and driver’s side mirrors.
The Sport Package comes with external features, such as:
16-inch alloy wheels.
The suspension of the new vehicle has been setup to match the convertible-exact chassis bracing, whereas the brakes have been urbanized in partnership with Brembo.
2017 Mini JCW Convertible Interior
Inside, the cabin comes equipped with high-quality materials to offer it a luxurious look and a comfortable ride to its occupants. It comes equipped with unique sports seats, shifter, and pedals.
The 2017 model comes with a long list of standard and optional equipment features. These include Always Open Timer tool that allows the vehicle owners to compute a number of hours they have driven the vehicle with the top down. It comes equipped with a drive mode selector that includes three different driving modes, such as Mid, Green, and Sport. The vehicle also comes connected with an infotainment system that includes a 6.5-inch touch screen that offers owners the access to their smartphones, Bluetooth connectivity, and voice recognition.
Some of the optional features include a convertible top amid the Union Jack plan, in addition to Fiber Alloy, Off-White, and Dark Cottonwood interior trim with a matte finish.
The new Mini will be offered with a complete lineup of optional packages, such as the Premium Package, Sports Package and Technology Package each offers a variety of interior features.
The 2017 Mini Convertible Premium Package includes:
410-watt Harman/Kardon sound system.
Keyless access and starting.
Heated front seats.
The Sport Package includes sport seats with the leather upholstery only.
The Technology Package comes with features that include:
Navigation with instantaneous traffic information.
8.8-inch touch screen.
Mini Connected XL with support for the Trip Mate companion app.
Rain warning app.
Rear parking assist.
Power and torque come from the same powertrain used in Cooper S Convertible. As a result, the new vehicle will be powered by the four-cylinder turbocharged engine with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This engine produces the utmost power of 228 ponies at 6000 RPM and the utmost torque of 236 lbs per foot at 1250 RPM. This will be 39 ponies and 29 lbs per foot more than the power and torque offered by the engine of the regular Cooper S. The 2017 Mini JCW Convertible engine will be mated either to a six-velocity automatic transmission or to a six-velocity manual transmission.
This sizable power increase makes the new Mini Convertible assists to get better acceleration. The new vehicle that comes equipped with the automatic transmission accelerates to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 6.3 seconds, which is 0.5 seconds faster than the Cooper S Convertible. On the other hand, the new vehicle that comes equipped with the manual transmission attains the same figure in 6.4 seconds, which is four-tenths of a second quicker than the Cooper S Convertible. With manual transmission system, the new vehicle gets the maximum speed of 150 mph, whereas with the automatic transmission it attains the maximum speed of 149 mph.
Base price and the date of release
The 2017 Mini JCW Convertible release date is expected to be during the month of March 2016 and its starting price is estimated to be $36,450.
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New Mini JCW Convertible 2017 pictures