Mini will launch the next-gen Convertible in India on March 16. This will be the third model from the new Mini range to be made available in India after the standard versions and the Cooper S.
BMW India President, Philipp von Sahr, had confirmed plans at the Auto Expo 2016, to introduce the Convertible and the Clubman this year. The three-door soft top convertible has grown in size based on the new UKL platform. The car is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than the predecessor, with a 28mm longer wheelbase that has added to the cabin and boot space.
For India, the Mini might now offer both the petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol unit will be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine producing 134bhp. The diesel mill will also have a displacement of 1.5-litre with a power rating of 114bhp and 270Nm. Both the engines will power the front wheel via a six-speed automatic transmission.
BMW will import the Mini Convertible to India as a CBU and the prices are expected to be upwards of Rs 35 lakh.