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Official: 2009 Mini Cooper Cabrio unveiled

The new MINI Cabrio, with its design enhanced in a progressive process and coming with broader range of useful functions, is distinctly MINI. Outfitted with the most current and refined suspension technology, even more potent and cost-effective engines, and with maximized safety technology, the latest variant of the top-down four-seater MINI without fail elevates its strengths and qualities to an even more advanced level.

All the while keeping excellent speed and handling which is characteristic of the MINI. Additional touches of elegance and refinement are supplied by an assortment of 12 extremely arresting colors on top of the latest equipment highlights.Offered for the first time is automatic air conditioning with Cabrio mode that functions to deliver a steady set temperature under the influence of wind when the top is down.

Offered also is the smooth incorporation of external music players, a USB interface and Bluetooth hands-free communication system, properly fitted to the Apple iPhone. Lastly, but by no means the least, the MINI Cabrio merges an excellent mixture of materials of superior quality and finishes to improve its unique position.

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2009 Mini Cabrio John Cooper Works (JCW): details and pricing revealed

Details of a Mini Cabrio John Cooper Works (JCW) have been made available in anticipation of the Geneva motor Show next month. It is patterned after the latest Mark II Mini Cabrio, but the JCW version puts in more style and performances.
The Mini Cabrio JCW comes with 211 hp (157 kW) of max motive power, which makes it comparable with other models in the range and about 40 hp (30 kW) more than the Mini Cooper S, which comes with a peak output of 172 hp (128 kW).

Maximum torque for the Mini Cabrio JCW is 192 lb-ft (260 Nm), which is attained at between 1,850 rpm and 5,500 rpm. Moreover, an additional 15 lb-ft (20 Nm) of torque can be achieved through an over-boost function. The increase in horsepower is attributed to a twin-scroll turbocharger and a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder powerplant.

The new Mini Cabrio JCW comes with a ceiling speed of 146 mph and an acceleration rate of 0-62 mph in 6.9 seconds. The Mini Cabrio JCW JCW is equipped with a lightweight but stronger powerplant with a bigger air intake and an exhaust that was exclusively developed for the JCW vehicles.

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