Yesterday, we showed you the first photos of the MINI E electric car coming to the Los Angeles auto show. Today, TheCarConnection.com's spies have nabbed the new MINI Cooper Convertible while testing.
These photos show a Cooper S convertible in almost showroom trim, wearing only a small amount of tape around the rear lights, and small details. The psychedelic tape on the rear window is there to hide the fact that the roll bars from the current model now are hidden and pop up only when needed.
Engine options are the same as those in the MINI Cooper. The lineup will include a 95-hp 1.4-liter four in Europe, along with the 120-hp 1.6-liter four and 175-hp turbocharged four-cylinder in the United States. Europe also gets a 110-hp 1.6-liter turbodiesel. MINI also plans a JCW sport package version with a 208-hp twin-scroll turbo.
The Cooper Convertible's world debut is likely to be held at the 2009 Detroit auto show in January.