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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
1
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
2
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
3
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
4
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
5
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
6
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
7
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
8
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
9
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
10
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
11
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
12
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
13
of 15

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.

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
14
of 15

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

Get Your Local Price
Read First Take
Published:Caption:Photo:Mini USA
15
of 15
Up Next

Dream Uber rides: The 10 best cars to pick you up at the curb