MINI Cooper Convertible Owner’s Guide

The only way driving a MINI Cooper could get more fun is by putting the top down. The MINI Copper Convertible is easily one of the most enjoyable vehicles on the road. Zipping down the road with the top down has a way of creating a giddiness that’s reminiscent of our childhood days when we could only imagine what it would be like to drive. 

Want to know more about owning a MINI Cooper Convertible in Austin? Keep reading for a comprehensive overview!

The MINI Cooper Convertible Model Essentials

The MINI Cooper Convertible model isn’t meant to be a practical daily driver. It’s a little too snug for that, and the MINI Cooper SE Hardtop is a better option. The MINI Cooper Convertible is designed for pure driving enjoyment. It’s for the people who want the wind whipping through their hair as they zip around town.

MINI Cooper Convertible Performance 

Even with the top down, the MINI Cooper Convertible is identifiable. That’s because it has the same go-kart like handling and sporty tuning as the iconic MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-Door. It doesn’t take much horsepower to launch the compact MINI Cooper Convertible off the line. However, if you do want to max out the performance you may want to consider the John Cooper Works model. It significantly ups the horsepower and speed, but you’ll still get impressive gas mileage. 

The new MINI Cooper Convertible model’s performance specs include:

  • TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter, inline 3-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS
  • Up to 228 horsepower 
  • 150 MPH top speed
  • 0-to-60 in as little as 6.3 seconds 
  • 162-235 lb-ft torque 
  • 22-32 MPG combined
  • 6-speed manual or automatic transmission
  • 7-speed dual clutch transmission available
  • Air curtains
  • Active Driving Assistant
  • Multiple driving modes
  • Dynamic cruise control with braking
  • Dynamic stability control
  • MacPherson strut front/multi-link rear suspension
  • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
  • Pre-conditioning function to warm up the car
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Rear Park Distance Control

MINI Cooper Convertible Pricing

The MINI Cooper Convertible signature trim starts at a very reasonable $28,400. But one of the few complaints is that this model gets expensive very quickly when you start adding on features and packages. Stepping it up to the S or John Cooper Works model also bumps the price up significantly. There’s a good chance you could end up spending $44,000 or more. 

Tech Features in the MINI Cooper Convertible Model

The advanced technological features that were added to the hardtop MINI Coopers have also made their way into the convertible model. Of course, a main tech feature of the MINI Cooper Convertible is its electronic soft top. In just 18 seconds it can be completely folded down, even if you are driving slowly. There’s also a revolutionary sunroof mode that gives you an open-air feel with less wind.

The MINI Cooper Convertible has tech features that include:  

  • Dynamic digital instrument cluster
  • 8.8” touchscreen display
  • Turn-by-turn navigation system
  • Heated seats
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Multicolor ambient lighting
  • Comfort Access keyless entry
  • LED headlights
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Interactive steering wheel that vibrates
  • Pedestrian detection warning system
  • Front collision warning system
  • City collision mitigation
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • USB-C ports
  • Active rollover protection system

MINI Cooper Convertible Repair in Austin

MINI Coopers are known for being relatively reliable, but repairs are a part of car ownership. Because the MINI Cooper Convertible is built on the same chassis and platform as the signature hardtop 2-door model, it has many of the same common repairs. 

Common MINI Cooper Convertible repair needs that we see at German Auto Center include:

  • Premature wear on the clutch
  • Electric door lock malfunctioning
  • Electric power steering pump failure

MINI Cooper Convertible Maintenance in Austin

Regular maintenance is just as important as handling MINI Cooper Convertible repairs. The automaker recommends that maintenance measures start at 10,000 with the following:

  • General safety inspection
  • Oil change
  • Oil filter replacement
  • Air filter check
  • Tire check
  • Tire rotation
  • Fuel filter replacement
  • Brake fluid check
  • Transmission fluid check
  • Power steering fluid check
  • Wiper fluid check
  • Wiper blade replacement
  • Hose inspections
  • Belt inspections

Repeat these maintenance measures every year or each time the odometer reaches a new 10,000 mile mark.

If you need MINI Cooper Convertible service in Austin German Auto Center is the place to come. Our highly experienced team of technicians have 100+ years of experience that includes working on all MINI Cooper models. It’s dealership level service at a local shop price. 

Call now to schedule MINI Cooper Convertible repairs, maintenance and performance upgrade services.