Kartik Aryan, a Bollywood actor best known for his monologue in the movie Pyaar Ka Punchnama and its sequel, has just gifted his mother Mala Tiwari a Mini Cooper Convertible sportscar on her birthday. The actor was recently snapped taking his mum for a drive around Mumbai in the spanking new Mini Cooper drop top.
The little sportscar that’s huge fun to drive is the S variant, which means that it’s powered by a 2 liter-4 cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that puts out 192 Bhp of peak power and 280 Nm of peak torque from just 1,250 rpm. A 7 speed twin clutch automatic gearbox transmits torque to the front wheels of the car. Priced at Rs. 49.5 lakhs, on-road Mumbai, the Mini Cooper S is one the least priced 2 door convertibles sold in India.
Every other car that’s offered in a 3-door convertible form is a lot more pricier. The next cheapest 2 door convertible car is the Audi A3 Cabriolet, which costs about 63 lakhs. In terms of performance, the Mini Cooper S can hit 100 Kph in just about 7 seconds while top speed is rated to be over 225 Kph. These numbers make the Cooper S blazing-ly quick, and combined with the sharp handling this car offers, makes it a top choice for car enthusiasts.
The Mini Cooper S convertible gets seating for four but the second row of seats is fit only for kids. The two door layout of the car means that getting into the second row of seats is quite cumbersome, which means that the car is best enjoyed as a two seater, with the second row of seats best suited for ’emergencies’. Going into the other features on offer with the car, it’s loaded with safety.
There are two airbags, one for the driver and the co-passenger, while ABS, traction control, hill hold assist, parking sensors at the front and rear, and electronic stability program are the other key safety features on offer. In terms of creature comforts, a factory-fitted touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, cruise control, automatic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats, steering adjustable for rake and reach, and electrically adjustable and retractable wing mirrors are the various features on offer. Apart from the Cooper S convertible, Mini sells a bunch of other cars such as the hard-top Cooper, the Countryman and the Clubman variants. Some of these variants get a diesel engine as well. The Mini Countryman and Clubman variants are a lot more practical to live with on an everyday basis.