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The Cooper S uses a supercharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine equipped with an intercooler to produce a maximum output of 125 kW at 6 000  r/min.

Maximum torque is 220 Nm at 4 000 r/min. The engine is mated to a revised six-speed manual gearbox.

Top speed is 215 km/h and this convertible will accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.4 seconds.

The MINI Cooper S Cabrio comes as standard with 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 195/55 R16 tyres. Further 16- and 17-inch light alloy wheels are optionally available. New 17-inch 5 star bullet light-alloy wheels have been developed especially for the new model.

With a wide choice of exterior paint and roof colours as well as the ability to personalise the interior, each MINI Cabrio buyer will be able to order up a car to match their exact desire.

Inside, the standard brushed aluminium finish can be replaced with one of five body-colour matching panels.

While the MINI Cooper Cabrio adds unique Hot Orange and Cool Blue paint to its palette, the MINI Cooper S Cabrio also adds Hyper Blue.

Both MINI Cooper Cabrio and MINI Cooper S Cabrio models come with the choice of a black, blue or green fabric roof. It takes 15 seconds to drop the roof.

Four brake discs, four-sensor-ABS, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) as well as Automatic Stability Control + Traction (ASC+T) are standard features and provide a high degree of active safety. Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) is optional.

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