German luxury carmaker BMW, which also owns the Mini brand, launched its Cooper Convertible model in India. The three-door, soft-top Mini Cooper S Convertible is priced at Rs34.9 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
The convertible is powered by a four-cylinder twin-power turbo engine mated to a six-speed Stronic automatic transmission, churning out a maximum output of 190 bhp and a peak torque of 280Nm. The vehicle can go from zero to 100 kmph in a mere 6.8 seconds and has a top speed of 235 kmph.
The new model features cruise control, dual illuminating vanity mirrors, remote keyless door locks, split-folding rear seatback, bucket front seats and height adjustable driver and passenger seats.
According to Philipp von Sahr, president, BMW Group India, the company could look at the possibility of assembling the new model in India, if it reaches a critical mass in sales.
BMW has an assembly line in Chennai for eight of its models. The German carmaker introduced the Mini range of vehicles in India in 2012 and has been selling about 400 units every year.
“The all-new Mini Convertible is unapologetically outgoing,” said Sahr.
“It’s a spontaneous and emotionally intensive way of savouring authentic Mini driving fun.”