• Sep 28, 2008

Click above for a gallery of the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible

MotoringFile, ground zero on the web for all things MINI, has the scoop on the long-awaited 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. Someone slipped MF seven official shots of the Detroit-bound R57 Cooper ragtop along with some additional inside information. Obviously, it's based on the current chassis and powertrains, so you know what you're going to get there. Additionally, the JCW package is supposedly going to be available at launch as well.

One of the most obvious visual changes in the new convertible is the use of pop-up roll hoops instead of the fixed units featured on the old car. This, in addition to looking cleaner, should improve rearward visibility with the top down. Speaking of the top being down, the new car includes a cutesy little gimmick called the 'Always Open" gauge. Located next to the tach housing, it tells the driver the percentage of miles driven with the top open. Look also for new paint and top colors outside, plus a new black chrome interior trim package inside. MotoringFile says we'll see the car in showrooms come Spring 2009. Look for more info on the new MINI convertible as we get closer to the Detroit Auto Show. In the meantime, hit up MotoringFile for their full preview report. Thanks to Gabriel for the heads-up.


[Source: MotoringFile]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Cute car... my girlfriend would love it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The all-new 2010 Mini Cooper Convertible; Now 50% MORE GAY!
      • 6 Years Ago
      More like "That guy is totally gay!" ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      And still very expensive for a small car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      minis, just like the miatas, are for guys VEEEEEEEEEERY secure with their sexuality ;)


      ....or just playing for the other team....
        • 6 Years Ago
        Babe's like pretty things, like Mini's and puppies.
        Use your brain, man. When you're fishing you pick the right bait.

        • 6 Years Ago
        ...so by extension (hoho), what's the demographic for the Mustang & Co.?
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...or anyone who like small, fast cars that handle well. Which, correct me if I'm wrong, includes most auto enthusiasts regardless of sexual preference?

      • 6 Years Ago
      And they couldnt use the time to clean up the interior? I'll never buy a Mini, or any other car for that matter, with such a stupid interior layout.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like the car but the advertising is kinda stupid...who would want to drive with the top down on a dusty road?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing is too small, it's not a truck, can I climb a mountain in it?, Don't think it'd be too good in plowing my corn field, what happened to it's roof?, Don't import this to the US "we" don't need it., Doe's it get a hundred miles to the gallon?, What no V8?, Boy this'll look good dubbed out with 24" rims., Mommy and Daddy will never buy this for me., Is it made by Honda?, So Girlie., Don't like the color., Gee, the gauges look silly, we don't need any gauges.,

      Sorry, my sarcastic bucket filled up after reading the silly commenters here and other posts.

        • 6 Years Ago
        Dont forget to add this stupid comment

        "hey if you like that car check out my website where they build a poopercar." - im talking about you Andry.
      • 6 Years Ago
      so to sit on the back sit, you have to remove one of your shoulders?
      or lean on the other side?


      I guess when a car is that small it needs not have an option to reduce the sitting space even further
      • 6 Years Ago
      I prefer the MINI coupes. Cool little cars.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love coopers!!!! they are cool cars..... And by the way Mike!!ekiM not all girls like cute and sweet things. And it's pretty sad you have to bait to get a girl.
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