Updated Convertible Mini Cooper S spotted on tests

Updated Convertible Mini Cooper S spotted on tests

August 21, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Foreign publications have published photos from tests of the updated Mini Cooper S convertible. The prototype of the British novelty has lost some of its camouflage. According to rumors, the debut of the car will take place either late this year or early next.

Small city cars are not very popular these days, which puts automakers like Mini in a quandary. Add to that Brexit (the UK’s exit from the EU) and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and you might think the Mini is in for a tough time, but it isn’t. At the very least, the brand’s engineers continue to test the updated version of the Mini Cooper S Convertible.

We’ve seen prototypes of the Cooper S Convertible before, although in previous spy shots the model was completely covered in camouflage.

New images show that Mini covers only the front and rear bumpers with camouflage, as well as the false grille of its new product. Even with camouflage, the more aggressive front bumper and larger air intakes are easy to spot. It also appears that the Mini is increasing the size of the false grille, albeit slightly. The rear bumper has a sportier design.

The convertible will receive the all-digital instrument cluster that was first introduced in the high-performance Mini JCW GP and the all-electric Mini Cooper SE. However, do not expect other significant changes. Rumor has it that the Mini could move the reversing lights just above the tailpipes.

The current 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine will also be offered for the new version of the model. It should continue to produce the same 189 horsepower (280 Nm). A six-speed automatic and a six-speed manual transmission should also be available.

Mini hasn’t specified when the updated model will arrive, although considering it’s a small update for a convertible we won’t have to wait long. The debut can take place before the end of the year or early next.