Shortly after Labor Day weekend, I got the pleasure of driving in the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible. It’s a spectacular piece of British Engineering. Final Assembly however occurred in Born Netherlands. Extra components came from Japan and Germany.
So the John Cooper Works Convertible gets the best of the world in a British package of power, handling, and style. Under the hood is a 2.0 L turbo 4-cylinder engine that makes 228 Horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque.
It’s mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. While the Cooper Works convertible is stylish I also found it somewhat practical. The trunk space was fascinating. I like to get fresh vegetables and it was easy to store things.
I was able to spend a week driving westward in Maryland on I-70 and I-81. I also drove to the Northeast part of West Virginia on I-81. My drives also took me eastward in Maryland on I-97. I love the sound system. I streamed Paradise the song that I made with the music department at Carnegie Mellon University. The Cooper Works convertible is also fuel-efficient. It gets an EPA-rated 33 MPG on the Highway. Ride and handling are great with 18” wheels standard.
The base price on the Cooper Works Convertible is $38,900. The model I drove had the Iconic trim. It costs $6000. It adds many features. This includes touch screen navigation, wireless charging, the HARMAN Kardon premium sound system. Adding a storage package and so much more delivered the price came out to $46,350. For more information visit www.mini.com