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MINI Cooper S Convertible
The Cooper S Convertible is a supermini that delivers supersized fun. Recent updates to the model include redesigned front and rear aprons, new paintwork options, and upgraded graphics for the infotainment. At the Convertible's heart is a turbocharged 2.0-litre that delivers 176bhp and 280Nm, a century sprint time of 6.9 seconds and a throaty soundtrack to boot. Expect big grins when you drop the soft-top and put pedal to the metal.
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How do you make a MINI even more fun to drive than it already is? You can give it more pep in its step, for starters. Then you can lop off the roof to give the driver an unadulterated driving experience.

Yes, a MINI becomes even more exciting when it's a Cooper S Convertible. With the soft-top down, wind in your hair and sun kissing your face, only wet weather can ruin your day.

Giving the Cooper S Convertible its peppery performance is the turbocharged 2.0-litre powerplant. Capable of 176bhp and 280Nm, the motor lets this topless MINI sprint from rest to 100km/h in 6.9 seconds.

Straight-line speed aside, the car is equally at home being chucked around corners, where its handling abilities come out to play. And when you're done having fun, the Cooper S Convertible doesn't mind a relaxed cruise home.

Following an update last year, the Cooper S Convertible received styling tweaks that included a new front and rear aprons, along with new paintwork options and wheel designs.

Inside, the car features improved graphics for its 8.8-inch infotainment system, a new multi-function steering wheel, and a new digital instrument display.

There are convertibles that deliver greater performance, higher levels of luxury and refinement, and more space. But in terms of being able to put a smile on the driver's face (arguably the most important quality of any convertible), the Cooper S Convertible is hard to beat.