MINI Cooper Convertible News

2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive
2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible first drive

Gimmickry and retro design cues have always been part of the beguiling formula for Mini—especially ever since the brand was resurrected by BMW earlier last decade, and up to present day and the 2016 Mini Cooper S Convertible we drove around Los Angeles earlier this month. It’s just that...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper Hardtop
2005-2008 MINI Cooper (Hardtop, Convertible, And S) Recalled For Airbag Flaw

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently launched an investigation of the 2012 Subaru Impreza following numerous complaints that the car's safety system had incorrectly disabled the front passenger airbag. Now, BMW is recalling more than 90,000 MINI Cooper hardtop, convertible...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Converitble Highgate special edition
MINI Convertible Highgate Edition: 'Brit-Cool' For Sale

MINI is well-known for its highly customizable cars, with everything from exterior color, decals, and trim to interior materials, details, and style on the table. The latest special edition leverages this flexibility to deliver the MINI Convertible Highgate. The company calls it "open-top driving...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Late summer car sales just weren't what they were supposed to be. New car sales in August were down a little over three percent from July -- historically, an unusual time to see a drop. Many automakers have new 2011 models on dealership lots already, and unsold 2010s to market alongside them. We're...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Car dealers expected August to look bad. When financial analysts measure the health of the auto industry, they traditionally compare monthly sales figures to the same month in the previous year -- and last August had been the high point of the Cash for Clunkers craze. So when automakers said their...Read More»

Screencap from MINI Cooper Convertible 'Protection' ad
AdWatch: MINI Cooper Convertible Spot Touts Protection

Let's face it: MINIs have a lot of curb appeal, but the company's advertising campaigns frequently come up short. A new spot for the MINI Cooper Convertible proves that point beautifully. Compared to yesterday's ad featuring the Alfa Romeo MiTo, this clip feels clunky and under-rehearsed --...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible: Don't Try This At Home

We already told you about the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible--how it delivers undiluted driving joy, how it pleases with power and careful attention to detail, how its convertible roof does a passable imitation of a sunroof, too. In all, it scores an 8.6 on our scale of 10--pretty good for a teensy...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Driven: 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

The 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible we had for a few joyous days in California was a grin-inducing machine. Everyone who saw it couldn't help but crack a smile, even the most tattooed and grizzled of Harley riders. But perhaps they're just responding in kind to the driver's cheshire cat impression;...Read More»

Ms. Mazda from the 2009 Moscow Motor Show
Link Love From The Car Connection: A Playmate's Mini Cooper, Eric Bana's Beast, And The Women Of Moscow Need Help

The A Train is hopping again -- Remember when we told you that Americans were driving less and causing fewer traffic snarls? Well, that might have something to do with the fact that more folks are riding buses, subways, ferries, and other forms of public transportation than they have in 52 years...Read More»

Charlie Chaplin, The Gold Rush (1925)
9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

2009 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible To Bow At Geneva Motor Show

Mixing a touch of German engineering with a dash of quirky British diction, BMW's MINI brand announces its "object of stormy enthusiasm," the new John Cooper Works Convertible. While their description of the special high performance convertible may sound strangely akin to the results of a...Read More»

Matias Conti's Transformable Spin Vehicle
Link Love From The Car Connection: World Car Of The Year, Crazy Trikes, And Mini Cooper Vs. The Carwash

Tiny nuggets of informative humpday goodness: Best in show: The list of contenders for 2009's World Car of the Year Award have been announced. Not on the slate: the slick, black bug from VW's "Das Auto" commercials. His acceptance speech would be too long anyway. [WorldCarFans] Speaking of Germany...Read More»

2005 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Convertible Steering Wheel
MINI Financial Services 'Liquid Assets' Game For iPhone: LOLZ!

In typical MINI fashion, the brand's Financial Services arm is mixing a little business with pleasure, arcade style. Today they announce a new iPhone App called "MINI Liquid Assets," which is a free download from iTunes that will run on the iPhone and iPod Touch with version 2.0 software. Remember...Read More»

2009 MINI E
2009 Detroit Show: MINI Cooper Convertible

Just a few days ago, our all-knowing leader clued you in on some preliminary data regarding the 2009 MINI Cooper Convertible. It's an all-new design that following the advances in the revamped MINI Cooper hatchback that came to the U.S. in 2008. Just like on the hardtop, power is up; 118 horsepower...Read More»

2009 MINI Cooper Convertible
2009 MINI Cooper Convertible Preview

MINI's rolling into the 2009 Detroit auto show next week with a new version of its Cooper Convertible. Along with the electric version of the MINI we've shown you before, the new Convertible appears in Cobo with a completely new chassis and style, though at first glance it's hard to tell the new...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 MINI Cooper Convertible

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...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper
Buy a Condo, Get a MINI

Real estate is hurting across the country, and you've heard the incentives out there--free flat-screen TVs, association fees paid for a year. One of the best incentives I've heard of is right down the street, at an Atlanta condo development called Aqua and another called Duo. The Atlanta...Read More»

Britney Behind the Wheel: Did She Do It Again?

As if the child of Britney Spears and Kevin Federline didn’t have bad celebrity-child karma already on its shoulders! Now apparently little Sean Preston Spears has mom’s driving habits to survive. Earlier this year paparazzi snapped Spears behind the wheel with infant in lap, unbelted...Read More»

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