BMW unveils two variants of convertible MINI


  • Business
  • Saturday, 26 Mar 2005

BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd yesterday unveiled a convertible MINI in two different variants – the MINI Cooper Convertible and the MINI Cooper S Convertible.  

“Designed as a modern automobile reflecting the young, urban and hip trendsetter, the MINI Convertible is meant for people who are young at heart, regardless of age, profile or demographics,” said MINI manager Sukainah Osman. 

The MINI Cooper Convertible and the Cooper S Convertible are equipped with a fully-automatic soft roof, giving the driver an option of an open-air MINI experience for the first time.  

MINI manager Sukainah Osman and press & corporate affairs managerVijayaratnam Tharumartnam posing with the MINI Convertible Friday.

The mechanism that opens and closes the soft top is activated with the push of a button and it takes just 15 seconds for the roof to open. 

“The challenge for the engineering team was to add the open-air factor to this fun and emotional icon,” she added. 

Both models come with a 1.6-litre engine, and the MINI Cooper S has a supercharger.  

The MINI Cooper Convertible has a maximum output of 115bhp at 6,000rpm, while the MINI Cooper S delivers 170bhp at 6,000rpm. 

The MINI Convertible comes equipped with an integrated safety system, comprising two frontal airbags and two seat-integrated side airbags. 

The MINI Convertible will head into local authorised dealers nationwide starting today.  

The MINI Cooper Convertible will sell for RM184,800 before insurance, while the MINI Cooper S Convertible retails at RM223,800.  

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