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The 2016 Mini Convertible is bigger, fancier, drop-top-ier (pictures)

Following the introductions of its Hardtop and Clubman vehicles, Mini has lifted the veil on its all-new Convertible. Available in both Cooper and Cooper S trims, the Mini Convertible takes all the updates of the Mini Hardtop and applies it to the automaker's drop-top variant.

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The new Convertible is much larger than its predecessor. Length is up by 4.5 inches, width expands by 1.7 inches, and height grows 0.8 inch.

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The Convertible receives a makeover for 2016, bringing the car in line with Mini's updated Hardtop and Clubman models.

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The Convertible's textile soft-top will open or close in 18 seconds at speeds up to 18 mph. It can be activated both inside the vehicle, using a switch, and outside the vehicle, using the key fob.

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When the top is down, the Convertible will automatically deploy hidden protection bars when the sensors detect an imminent rollover.

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The Mini Convertible will come with two powertrain options -- a 134-horsepower three-cylinder in the base Cooper, and a 189-horsepower four-cylinder in the hot-to-trot Cooper S.

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A six-speed manual transmission is standard across the Convertible lineup, but buyers can drop additional coin to add a six-speed automatic.

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If you don't like the black convertible top, you can opt for a Union Jack-themed variant.

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The Convertible's long list of standard features includes automatic dual-zone climate control and a 6.5-inch non-touchscreen infotainment system with auxiliary and USB inputs.

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The US-bound Convertible also comes standard with Mini's Excitement package, which adds LED interior, ambient and puddle lighting.

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If you want a bit of extra fanciness inside, there's an available Chesterfield leather interior upgrade, same as on the new Clubman.

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Tech aficionados will find plenty of optional equipment to choose from, including an 8.8-inch infotainment screen with navigation capability, adaptive suspension and a head-up display.

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Mini's Driving Assistant package throws a whole bunch of safety tech into the mix, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic braking, and automatic high beams.

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The Convertible's trunk grows by nearly 25 percent over its predecessor's, to 7.6 cubic feet with the top up and 5.7 cubic feet with the top down.

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15-and-16-inch alloy wheels are standard on the Convertible, but you can always spring for a set of 18-inchers if that's what you're into.

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The 2016 Mini Convertible goes on sale in the US in March 2016.

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