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The MINI Convertible: the future is ready for it.
19.05.2021 Press Release
MINI continues the realignment of its model range and announces the development of a successor to the open-top four-seater.
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Electrification, the conquest of new target groups and a consistent customer approach are at the heart of the MINI brand’s future strategy. Following the recent announcement of a new generation of the brand's all-electric small cars, the brand now confirms the MINI Convertible will be continued. The successor is set to be unveiled in 2025.
Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand said, "The MINI Convertible has a large and particularly loyal fan base. This is also shown by the great demand for the latest, freshly updated model. We are therefore firmly convinced of the success of this vehicle concept for the future."
The latest edition of the MINI Convertible was launched just a few weeks ago, with a fresh new look and updated technology, and continues a success story that began some three decades ago. After the prototype was shown at the British Motor Show in Birmingham in 1992, a convertible version was added to the classic Mini for the first time. Then, after the relaunch of the brand in 2001, fans did not have to go without as the MINI Convertible was launched in 2004 and has been one of the best-selling four-seat convertibles in the world ever since.
The MINI Convertible is one of the most popular models in the UK, Germany and the USA. "Since the launch of the new MINI Convertible in 2016, it has been the best-selling convertible in the UK," said Bernd Körber. "This demonstrates the great enthusiasm of the MINI community for a vehicle concept like this in the future."
The current MINI Convertible is available from £21,305 (OTR) in three equally powerful and efficient engines with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. The Cooper has a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine delivering 136hp, the Cooper S 2.0-litre 4-cylinder with 178hp and the most powerful John Cooper Works with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder, with an output of 170kW/231hp. (Official fuel consumption combined: 54.3 - 38.2 l/100 km, official CO2 emissions combined: 169 - 120 g/km).
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The BMW Group
With its four brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, the BMW Group is the world’s leading premium manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles and also provides premium financial and mobility services. The BMW Group production network comprises 31 production and assembly facilities in 15 countries; the company has a global sales network in more than 140 countries.
In 2020, the BMW Group sold over 2.3 million passenger vehicles and
more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax in the
financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.990 billion. As of 31 December 2020, the BMW Group had
a workforce of 120,726 employees.
The success of the BMW Group has always been based on long-term thinking and responsible action. The company set the course for the future at an early stage and consistently makes sustainability and efficient resource management central to its strategic direction, from the supply chain through production to the end of the use phase of all products.
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