Featuring classic sporty flair, invigorating openness and a particularly extravagant look, the MINI Cooper S Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 6.9 – 6.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 157 – 148 g/km WLTP) is available in the Resolute Edition – right on time for the upcoming spring season. The exclusive, precisely aligned design and equipment features of the edition model add fresh accentuations geared towards individual style and maximum fresh-air driving fun. The MINI Cooper S Convertible in the Resolute Edition will be in dealerships for the first time in March 2022 as it sets out to conquer the boulevards and country roads.
The open-top four-seater from the British premium brand is currently the world’s only premium convertible in the small car segment. In the Resolute Edition, its appearance is both exclusive and unmistakable. The exterior paintwork, light alloy wheels, interior design and equipment characterise the edition model as an ambassador for traditional style and the open-air driving fun that is so characteristic of MINI. The powerful engine technology of the MINI Cooper S Convertible in the Resolute Edition ensures particularly spirited encounters with the wind and the sun: a 2.0-litre, 131 kW/178 hp 4-cylinder power unit with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology enables acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in 7.2 seconds.
As such the MINI Cooper S Convertible in the Resolute Edition embodies classic go-kart feeling in its most up-to-date manifestation. In keeping with this, the exterior design of the edition model cites hallmark design features in a completely new form. The Rebel Green body finish reflects purist sporting style, while numerous traditional design features exhibit an exclusive Resolute Bronze finish rather than the original chrome. These include the headlight surrounds, the radiator grille and rear lights, the side scuttles on the front side panels and the handles of the doors and tailgate, as well as the air intakes in the front apron and the fuel filler cap. They are combined with a Piano Black finish for the brand logos and model inscriptions, the inner frame and crossbar in the radiator grille and the tailpipe trims of the exhaust system. A black finish is also to be found on the edition model’s electrically operated soft top – which can also be activated while driving at speeds of up to 30 km/h – and its exterior mirror caps. The only feature to be designed as a classic chrome element in the MINI Cooper S Convertible in the Resolute Edition, too, is the all-round trim strip at the of the shoulder line.
The athletic character of the open-top four-seater is further underscored by means of edition-specific bonnet stripes. They feature a pattern made up of parallel lines with a colour gradient that runs between a light and a dark shade of gold, along with the inscription “RESOLUTE”. The striking sporty appearance of the edition model is rounded off with 18-inch alloy wheels in Pulse Spoke Black design. 17-inch alloy wheels are also available in the Tentacle Spoke Black variant as an option.
Door sill finishers bearing the inscription “RESOLUTE” mark the entrance to the edition model interior, where the occupants settle into sports seats in exclusive Black Pearl / Light Chequered fabric/leatherette. This colour scheme harmonises perfectly with the Rebel Green body finish as well as with the black and gold exterior design features. The MINI Yours Leather Lounge variant in Carbon Black is also available as an option.
The exclusive style of the inside of the vehicle is further enhanced by interior surfaces that were specially designed for the Resolute Edition. Against the black background of these surfaces, parallel and evenly curved lines in a light golden tone form an exquisite pinstripe pattern, also echoing the structure of the bonnet stripes. The specific design features are atmospherically showcased by means of the lighting package, whose LED units ensure selective illumination of the interior along with Ambient Light – another element that comes as standard in the edition vehicles.
A further highlight of the interior of the MINI Cooper S Convertible in the Resolute Edition is the sports leather steering wheel in Nappa leather. It bears a discreet “RESOLUTE” emblem in the lower area of the steering wheel spoke. The latest generation of the MINI operating system optimises the quick and intuitive control of vehicle functions, audio programme, communication, navigation and apps. In addition, the newly compiled equipment packages allow highly specific individual preferences in the areas of driver assistance and connectivity.