The MINI JCW Convertible has been spied undergoing cold weather testing. See the photos inside

The MINI JCW Convertible has been spied undergoing cold weather testing.

Looking virtually identical to the hatchback that was introduced at the North American International Auto Show, the JCW Convertible has an aggressive front fascia with larger air intakes and honeycomb grille inserts.  We can also see a new rear bumper and a center-mounted dual exhaust system.

Our spies couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but the model will likely feature Dinamica / fabric sport seats, a sport steering wheel and stainless steel pedals. We can also expect piano black trim, revised instrumentation and "John Cooper Works" sill plates.

Power will be provided by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine that develops 228 bhp (170 kW) and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. It enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-60 mph in as little as 5.9 seconds, so expect the convertible to be a few ticks slower.


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