The 2015 MINI Cooper Cabrio has been spied testing on the Nürburgring in the hotter "S" guise, ahead of a full reveal likely planned for later this year.
The prototype spotted was wearing the now familiar swirly yellow camouflage although this wasn't really necessary since we all know how the car will look like. It will be very similar to the standard model with the exception of a retractable soft top, a small rear window and the third brake light repositioned on the tailgate.
Under the hood of the Cooper S Cabrio will be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine delivering 189 bhp (141 kW) and 206 lb-ft or 221 lb-ft with overboost. The vehicle will ride on BMW's UKL1 platform and will be available with the rest of the engines from the 2014 MINI lineup, including the 3-cylinder 1.5-liter gasoline motor with 134 bhp (100 kW) & 170 lb-ft (230 Nm) and the diesel version rated at 114 bhp (85 kW) and 199 lb-ft (269 Nm).
The MINI Cooper Cabrio will probably be unveiled in the months to come, with sales scheduled to commence towards the end of the year or early 2015.