What makes the 2016 MINI John Cooper Works convertible so much different than the 2015 version? Well, for starters, the 2016 MINI JCW convertible has a 2.0-Liter, four cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and goes from 0 – 60 mph in only 6.3 seconds. Maxing out at about 150 mph, this convertible can really get the wind whipping through your hair.
The 2016 JCW Convertible has a sleek cloth soft top that can open and close in 18 seconds at speeds up to 18 mph. So, if the rain warning system this MINI convertible is equipped with tells you of an upcoming storm, you can close the roof in a hurry. Of course, once the roof is closed, you will still enjoy the drive with the 6.5-inch infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, and optional heated seats that are perfect for our cold Pittsburgh mornings.
We expect to be able to have the John Cooper Works convertible available for you in April with a base price of just under $36,000. Come talk to our MINI experts to learn more about the fastest MINI Convertible to date.
The 2016 MINI John Cooper Works Concept was first revealed at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The newest JCW proved to be quicker and more powerful than any model before it.
The MINI John Cooper Works revealed in Detroit featured larger air inlets, an updated front grille, a new diffuser, and a new, more powerful four cylinder. As it turns out, the 2016 JCW is the most powerful MINI ever produced.
New spy shots released by TopSpeed suggest that a 2016 JCW convertible version is well on its way to production. Presumably in the testing phase, a camouflaged 2016 MINI John Cooper Works Convertible has been spotted out and about. The performance-oriented convertible will likely see an official reveal in the next few months, possibly as soon as the New York Auto Show in April, ultimately finding its way into dealerships just in time for the 2016 model year.
Though no official details have been released, we can speculate that the JCW convertible will be similar to the John Cooper Works coupe, which is already in production. The hardtop JCW features black wheel arches, JCW logos, body-colored side skirts, black stripes with Chili Red lines, and a brand new Rebel Green Metallic exterior paint, an exclusive to the JCW line. We would expect most of these features to carry over to the convertible, though only time will tell.
Here at MINI of Pittsburgh, we’ll keep you updated with new details as we get them!