If you, like me, remember the original Mini Cabriolet, you probably do so with misty eyes and rose-tinted spectacles. Launched in 1959, the Mini paved the way for many new technologies such as hydrolastic suspension and front wheel drive. A small car that can carry four people with seat belts.
Remembered more for The Italian Job than anything else, the original Mini was a huge success but following BMW’s purchase in 1994, it was refined, improved and eventually brought kicking into the 20th Century as the new Mini.
The new Mini range is to say the least enormous, so large in fact that BMW dealerships are now stand alone from their own Mini dealerships.
No longer a cold, noisy and wet little car but a practical, warm car that is benefits from the very latest BMW technology to be a great drive and with a soft top that can be put down in seconds.
Just driving the Mini Cooper Cabriolet will make you smile, that is what it feels like. Its refined and wind noise is sorted out thanks to hours of work in the wind tunnel at BMW. The seats are typical BMW, comfortable with adjustments to fit anyone.