The 2016 MINI Convertible has leaked recently in several patent drawing which are revealing its design.
The British based automaker MINI is currently working on a convertible version of its new hatchback generation but in the process of keeping it a secret, things have turned out the opposite way. The images posted below are showing us what the model will look like. These are patent drawings depicting the design of the upcoming MINI Convertible which have been posted by Autovisie.
The brand new MINI Convertible will have a similar design to its solid roof brother but the only main difference will be in the roof, where fabric material has been added. The vehicle will be riding on the UKL1 platform and it will be sharing the same engine lineup as the hatchback, along with other components, interior design and so on.
Speaking of the engine lineup, the range will be including the 1.5 liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which is capable of producing a total output of 134 HP (100 kW) and a peak torque of 230 Nm (170 lb-ft). This will be offered as the entry-level version. A three-cylinder 1.5 liter diesel unit will become available too, generating 114 HP (85 kW) and 269 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque, along with a larger 2.0 liter four-cylinder petrol burner, rated at 189 HP (141 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. More details on the model are limited at this time and will be announced later on this year when it will be unveiled.