The 10 keys to the Mini Cooper S Cabrio

The 10 keys to the Mini Cooper S Cabrio
The 10 keys to the Mini Cooper S Cabrio

For lovers of convertibles, the Mini Cooper S Cabrio It is one of the few options offered on the market. Style, sportiness and good performance define the model.

1-The Mini Cooper Cabrio S is not new on the market because it has been sold for some time, but it is one of the few examples of convertibles in Argentina. A classic of the English brand, today under the management of the BMW Group

2-Its design is recognizable for any car lover. This is the third generation under the German orbit, but it maintains the same spirit as always. Friendly, elegant, stylish and sporty. The 17-inch wheels, the two-tone combination between the body and the hood and the English green color define its personality.

3-The interior is marked by the quality of the materials and an unmistakable design, dominated by the circular multimedia screen. It is full of details that make it an exclusive model. Although it is defined as a vehicle for four people, everyone knows that only the two front seats are habitable. The rear ones are symbolic. It is a car designed to be enjoyed by the driver and his or her companion. It is a niche model. To highlight its inconveniences (the difficult entry or the pirouette to put on the seat belts, etc.) is not to understand the model nor the taste of its buyers.

4-It is equipped with a 2.0 turbocharged engine with 192 HP and 280 Nm of torque coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It has front wheel drive. The particularity of this model is that it is one of the last exponents with a propulsion engine. The next generation will have a predominance of electric drives.

5-A convertible model has two ways of driving. One, the one that is carried out with the roof covered. The other, when the hood is opened. In the first case, it is logical to think about performance and technical issues. For example, the engine response is fast and progressive. You feel its power when you push it hard. It is not an extreme sports car, but it is enough to feel the push of the back of the driver’s seat. The steering is precise and light to move very well in traffic. Obviously, because it is short, the rest of the vehicles are going to look very tall. The car park full of SUVs makes you feel like you are driving a go-kart. Not to mention having a pickup, truck or bus next to you. The suspension is not as hard as previous generations. In this Mini it is quite balanced and enjoyable.

6-The other way to handle it is in the open air. In that case, it will be possible to go at high speeds and not suffer it. With the driver and passenger windows up, it protects quite well from the wind. You just have to be careful not to leave papers or very light objects loose because they will be thrown around. But the most enjoyable way to ride a convertible is “cruising.” Take it at a moderate speed and enjoy the sensation. Even in this time of cool or cold weather. As long as you are warm, it is not a problem. The biggest problem is due to a “native” issue: insecurity. It’s an uncomfortable feeling to walk around uncovered and stop at a traffic light. As for the roof, it can be opened to size or completely in a few seconds and while driving at low speed.

7-As an anecdotal fact, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is 7.1 seconds and the average consumption is 6.2 liters per 100 kilometers.

8-In terms of safety, the fact that it is a convertible limits the number of airbags. It only has four. Instead, it has a complete package of driving aids such as lane change alert, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, among others.

9-The comfort equipment is extensive and reasonable for a model of this type. A negative point that is difficult to get used to is the issue of punctures. It does not have a spare wheel. Not even temporary. The tires are with Run Flat system. It allows you to walk 50 km at low speed if it is a puncture. In case of breakage, it will be a complicated situation for the driver because that system does not work.

10-The price of the Mini Cooper S Cabrio is US$86,900, a high value in relation to other markets and is explained by the high tax pressure.

Source: Ambito

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