Press release

OVERVIEW: MODEL YEAR 2022 MINI CONVERTIBLE

Woodcliff Lake, NJ,  June 11, 2021. The new Model Year (MY) 2022 MINI Convertible is the modern interpretation of the brand’s most iconic open top model. For MY 2022, the MINI Convertibles received significant updates to the exterior, interior and infotainment and driving safety features while remaining authentic to the elements of the MINI DNA, including fun to drive, expressive design and personalization.
 
These new 2022 MY MINI Convertible models started production in March 2021, including Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works variants.
 
Exterior Design Highlights.
The new MINI Convertibles come with an array of brand-new exterior content that will excite both loyal MINI enthusiasts and new customers interested in getting behind the wheel of the definitive, premium small car in the U.S.
 
At the front end, the new MINI Convertibles feature the integration of air curtains on the front bumper and removal of the fog lights to further enhance the clarity of the front end and provide improved aerodynamics. The front end now also features a new single unbroken hexagon front grille that extends low to the road with the safety bar now hidden underneath a body color panel, further accentuating the look of the iconic and recognizable face of the MINI. To meet the need for increased air cooling, the Cooper S and John Cooper Works variants also include a pair of air intakes with high-gloss black surrounds to the left and right of the central intake.
 
The new rear bumpers also feature visual changes that give the MINI a widened geometry to emphasize a wider stance and sportiness. The rear apron also picks up the hexagonal graphic from the front end, while the iconic twin-tailpipe exhaust system is framed to sophisticated effect in one sweeping movement by body-colored surfaces. The MINI John Cooper Works also now features an eye-catching diffuser to provide the tail of the car with dynamic racing intent.

The MINI Convertibles also feature new side scuttle designs and wheel arch trims also help emphasis the sportiness of the vehicle. The existing wheel portfolio is also enriched to include new 17” and 18” wheels, including the new 18” Circuit Spoke 2-tone and the new 18” Pulse Spoke 2-tone.
 
The new MINI Convertibles also come with three new exterior colors, including Island Blue, Rooftop Grey and Zesty Yellow.

The new MINI Convertibles also come standard with LED headlights with a high global back inner housing. Along the side, the new models have a modernized side scuttle design including LED indicators and model specific inserts. Standard LED Headlights are coupled together with our unique Union Jack LED Taillights, which will also be included in every new MINI Convertible. For those seeking even more personalization and style, the optional Piano Black Exterior is now available on door handles, fuel lid (Cooper S/JCW), exhaust end pipes (Cooper/Cooper S), MINI Logos and model badges (Cooper/Cooper S/Cooper SE) in black.

Interior Design Highlights.
The new MINI Convertibles also include a variety of new features and content in the interior, with a strong focus on Infotainment & Digitalization.
 
When hopping into the cockpit, the driver and passenger will no doubt notice the 8.8“-screen embedded in the center instrument design, which is now standard on all models. It is combined with the all-new user experience with a completely modernized look & feel, configurable live widgets and two available color schemes (Lounge & Sport). New for the updated models, SiriusXM is now also standard on all MINIs across the range as of Model Year 22. The new and contemporary interior atmosphere is rounded off by the new MINI Ambient Light with 6 different colors always matching perfectly to the selected mode.
 
In the cooler climates, the driver will also quickly notice the heated steering wheel that guarantees warm hands and comfort for maximum driving experience, even on the coldest days. The newly designed steering wheel also comes with horizontal spokes, buttons integrated in even surface with Piano Black finish, as well as a new design for the lower spoke in both steering wheel variants & sport steering wheel in leather is standard.

The new MINI Convertibles also feature increased safety with our Driving Assistant available as standard on all U.S. bound MINIs, with the inclusion of Lane Departure Warning which can actively alert the driver through steering wheel vibration. Drivers can also enjoy the comfort of our extended Active Cruise Control, which is now able to break down to 0 mph (only with automatic and dual clutch transmission).
 
U.S. Market Pricing
Despite all the new standard equipment upgrades, including the addition of LED Headlights, a new Digital Instrument Cluster, Lane Departure Warning and all the aesthetic updates, the MY 2022 MINI Convertibles will see only a $500 increase across most trim levels. At the same time, several highly popular trim levels will see no price increase from MY 2021 to MY 2022, including the Signature and Iconic trims on the MINI Cooper S Convertible and the Iconic trim on the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. The Signature trim on the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible received a larger increase due to the addition of optional equipment to those trim levels.
 
Tech Specs: Inside and Out
Like the new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops, the lineup of MINI Convertibles boast similar specs across the board, continuing to offer high performance within its compact dimensions..

U.S. Market Pricing
Despite all the new standard equipment upgrades, including the addition of LED Headlights, a new Digital Instrument Cluster, Lane Departure Warning and all the aesthetic updates, the MY 2022 MINI Convertibles will see only a $500 increase across most trim levels. At the same time, several highly popular trim levels will see no price increase from MY 2021 to MY 2022, including the Signature and Iconic trims on the MINI Cooper S Convertible and the Iconic trim on the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible. The Signature trim on the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible received a larger increase due to the addition of optional equipment to those trim levels.

Tech Specs: Inside and Out
Like the new MY 2022 MINI Hardtops, the lineup of MINI Convertibles boast similar specs across the board, continuing to offer high performance within its compact dimensions..

MINI Cooper Convertible
 
INSIDE AND OUT.           SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 1.5-liter,
inline 3-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 134 hp @ 4500 rpm
Max. Torque 162 lb-ft @ 1480 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
8.3 sec 8.2 sec
Top Speed 128 mph 127 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 7.6 ft3 with top up
5.7 ft3 with top down
Measurements 152.2" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high

MINI Cooper S Convertible
 
INSIDE AND OUT.           SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter,
inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine
with double VANOS
Transmission 6-Speed
Manual
7-Speed
Dual Clutch Automatic
Max. Horsepower 189 hp @ 5000 rpm
Max. Torque 206 lb-ft @ 1350 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.8 sec 6.7 sec
Top Speed 143 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 7.6 ft3 with top up
5.7 ft3 with top down
Measurements 152.2" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
 
INSIDE AND OUT.           SPECS FOR ALL TRIM LEVELS.
Engine Configuration TwinPower Turbo, 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder direct-injection engine with double VANOS
Transmission 8-Speed Sport Automatic
Max. Horsepower 228 hp @ 5200 rpm
Max. Torque 235 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Acceleration
(0-60 mph)
6.3
Top Speed 149 mph
Seating Capacity 4 adults
Cargo Area Capacity 7.6 ft3 with top up
5.7 ft3 with top down
Measurements 152.8" boot to bonnet
68" wide
55.7" high

 
Extensive range of exterior paint
MINI Convertible color options received several changes across all three models, with three new colors introduced: Zesty Yellow, Island Blue and Rooftop Grey. Several colors were also removed from the lineup, including Solaris Orange, Thunder Grey, Rebel Green and Starlight Blue.
 
Please use the following key when reviewing the below exterior paint and trim charts:
 ■ Included       □ Optional Upgrade    - Not Available
 
MINI Cooper Convertible 

 
MINI Cooper S Convertible 

 
MINI John Cooper Works Convertible


Body color mirror caps continue to be included across all models, with black and white color options also offered in the Signature and Iconic packages for the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Convertibles - the Cooper S receiving new, additional options of silver and MINI Yours Soft-Top. The MINI John Cooper Works Convertible’s mirror cap options were also altered, removing the option for red mirror caps, but also adding silver and MINI Yours Soft-Top for the Signature and Iconic packages.
 
Available Options & Trim
The MINI Convertible lineup retains most key features from the previous model year, while adding new, interactive features such as a head-up display as an add-on in Signature trim packages and an included feature across all three models’ Iconic trim packages. A new 8.8” touchscreen media display will also be introduced in addition to a size increase for existing touchscreen navigation systems from 6.5” to 8.8”. Premium packages now also offer heated steering wheels for added driver comfort.

MINI Cooper Convertible
 
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                     CLASSIC      SIGNATURE         INCONIC
 
7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Rain Sensor
LED Headlights
Head-up Display -
 
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
Convertible Wind Deflector -
Premium Package
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman/Kardon® Premium Sound System
-
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
• Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription


MINI Cooper S Convertible
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                     CLASSIC    SIGNATURE     INCONIC
7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
Rain Sensor
LED Headlights
Head-up Display -
 
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
Convertible Wind Deflector -
Premium Package
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman/Kardon®
Premium Sound System
• Piano Black Exterior Trim
• Choice of 16”, 17”, or 18” Wheels
-
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation - -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation Plus - -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription

 

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
AVAILABLE TRIMS†                 CLASSIC           SIGNATURE      INCONIC
 
8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission
Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking
Rear Park Distance Control
Rear View Camera
LED Headlights
Heated Front Seats
Comfort Access System -
 
Dynamic Damper Control
-
Head-Up Display -
Convertible Wind Deflector -
JCW Sport Seats
Nappa Leather Steering Wheel
Premium Package
• Choice of 17” or 18” Wheel
• Heated Steering Wheel
• Power-Folding Mirrors
• Piano Black Exterior Trim
• Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
• Harman Kardon® Premium
Sound System
-
Upholstery Package
• Choice of Leather Upholstery
• Upgraded Interior Surfaces
-
8.8" Touchscreen Media Display -
8.8" Touchscreen Navigation
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
8.8” Touchscreen Navigation Plus
• Apple CarPlay®
- -
SiriusXM® with 12 month Subscription

U.S. Marketing Pricing

MINI Cooper Convertible
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $27,900 $31,900 $35,900

MINI Cooper S Convertible
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $31,900 $35,900 $39,400

MINI John Cooper Works Convertible
  CLASSIC SIGNATURE ICONIC
*Base MSRP $38,900 $39,500 $44,900

MSRP does not include exterior color upgrade, destination and handling charges of $850 and excludes license, registration, taxes and options.

Images & Videos
A complete image gallery of the MY 2022 MINI Convertible is available here. Full technical specifications for all three variants are available here.

About MINI in the US
MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC, located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey and includes the marketing and sales organizations for the MINI brand. The MINI USA sales organization is represented in the U.S. through a network of 115 MINI passenger car dealers. MINI USA began selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2002 with the introduction of the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S Hardtops. Since then, the MINI Brand in the U.S. has grown to encompass a model range of five unique vehicles.
 
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