MINI AT THE GAIKINDO INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW.
Indonesian Premiere: The New MINI Cabrio.
11 AUGUST 2016
MINI AT THE GAIKINDO INDONESIA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW.
INDONESIAN PREMIERE: THE NEW MINI CABRIO.
Jakarta. With the Indonesian Premiere of The new MINI Cabrio, MINI puts the spotlight on the latest product to emerge from the change of generation in the brand's model range. At the prestigious automotive exhibition, the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2016, MINI Indonesia will present the new MINI Cabrio to the Indonesian public for the first time. The MINI Cabrio is the new edition of the first, and still the only, premium convertible in the small car segment and offers open-top driving fun on four seats combined with optimised quality in terms of sportiness, efficiency, comfort, functionality, safety, connectivity and quality of both materials and workmanship. Displaying a new brand identity, MINI is excited to have many of its exceptional models on display at the BMW Group Pavilion which encompasses a total area of 600 square meters. MINI at the BMW Group Pavilion is set to provide a memorable experience to all MINI fans who are keen on finding out more about MINI’s individual premium designs and its refined brand philosophy. During the 10-day show, MINI will display eight of its latest models, including the new MINI Cabrio, the MINI Clubman, the MINI 5-Door, the MINI 3-Door, the MINI Countryman and the MINI Paceman. All these models exemplify MINI’s excellence in terms of emotive design, optimised balance between driving fun and fuel consumption, innovative networking technology and clever functionality.
At the Indonesian Premiere of the new MINI Cabrio, Karen Lim, President Director BMW Group Indonesia, elaborated on the MINI presence at GIIAS 2016 as well as the new MINI vehicle: “By extending its model range, the MINI brand is providing an impetus for its continued growth in the Indonesian premium automotive market. Indonesia continues to be an important market for the MINI brand. The appeal of the latest model generation is reflected in this market as seen in the high level of demand for the MINI Clubman and the MINI 5-Door. These too will be on show at the GIIAS, along with the new model generation, the MINI Cabrio”.
The Indonesian Premiere of the new MINI Cabrio means that open-top driving fun in the world's only premium convertible in the small car segment advances to the next stage. “The new MINI Cabrio is raring to go and ready to greet all MINI fans in Indonesia. The open-top 4-seater goes out to dealerships from today. All discerning MINI enthusiasts will notice its elegantly stretched lines, a marked increase in sporty flair, and the extra maturity associated with the new MINI generation. The new MINI Cabrio is available in two engine variants, offering MINI’s signature go-kart feel and its typical driving fun,” added Karen.
Exterior design: sporty, elegant, high-quality - the product of a progressive evolution.
The exterior design of the new MINI Cabrio authentically expresses the additional driving fun, technological advancement and refined premium characteristics associated with the change of generation in the MINI Cabrio. The new edition of the open-top 4-seater is the outcome of a progressive evolution and reflects a distinct character. Lines and surface design in typical MINI styling guarantee an unmistakable high-quality appearance, whether the soft top is open or closed. The distinctive balance between sporty flair and elegance that is characteristic of the new MINI Cabrio is emphasised by the elongated silhouette, the chrome band that runs horizontally along the shoulder line, the short overhangs and the expressively modelled surfaces. The new MINI Cabrio also exhibits traditional design features that have been further refined for the latest model generation. Large circular headlamps with chrome rings, the hexagonal radiator grille, side turn indicator surrounds known as side scuttles, and the black periphery around the bottom edge of the body all clearly signal the model's kinship with the British premium brand. Available in Chrome Line exterior, the lower air inlet also features a chrome surround. The sporty appearance of the new MINI Cooper S Cabrio is highlighted by means of an additional opening in the engine compartment lid and brake air ducts in the lower air inlet.
The hallmark brand proportions of the new MINI Cabrio are clearly conveyed when the model is viewed from the side. After opening, the soft top is folded compactly behind the rear seats. This produces the classic convertible effect of an elegantly elongated silhouette. Sporty elegance is also exuded by the rear of the new MINI Cabrio. In the new generation of the MINI Cabrio, the tailgate once again opens downwards and can support a weight of up to 80 kilograms as a surface on which to place luggage items. When the soft top is closed, the luggage compartment opening can be expanded by means of the Easy Load function. Two locking handles enable the soft top frame to be swung higher up than in the predecessor model so as to facilitate stowage of large-format luggage items.
The luggage compartment of the new MINI Cabrio has a volume of 160 litres with the soft top open and 215 litres when it is closed. This is approximately 25 per cent more than that in the predecessor model in each case. Thanks to the standard 50:50 split and folding rear backrest as well as a through-loading facility which has been widened by 8 millimetres to 734 millimetres, it is simple to securely accommodate adventure equipment and other bulky transport items required for leisure and everyday activities. What’s more, optimised sound insulation for the tailgate and a soft top compartment enhance acoustic comfort when travelling with both the roof open and closed.
Fully automatic textile soft top with low-noise electric drive, sliding roof function and a unique MINI Yours design variant.
Traditionally, a textile soft top protects MINI Cabrio occupants from the wind and weather. The soft top developed for the new edition of the open-top 4-seater features optimised trim for the convertible top linkage, a particularly high-quality liner and a heatable rear window. It offers unlimited suitability for all-year-round use as well as further optimised acoustic insulation. For the first time, soft top operation in the new MINI Cabrio is by means of electric power only, and therefore especially quiet.
For spontaneous open-air pleasure and a quick reaction to sudden changes in the weather, the soft top can even be fully automatically opened and closed during travel at speeds of up to 30 km/h. The two operations are activated by means of a toggle switch on the front roof frame. When the vehicle is stationary, the soft top can also be operated by means of a button on the remote key. Within the space of 18 seconds, first the window bars and side windows are lowered and then the soft top is retracted. Closing of the soft top is carried out in the reverse order and takes the same amount of time. An additional convertible-specific button is provided in the control box located in the door trim on the driver's side for simultaneous opening or closing of the four side windows. The soft top of the new MINI Cabrio also offers a sliding roof function which allows the front section of the top to be retracted to continuously variable levels by up to 40 centimetres. Controlled fresh air supply is also activated by means of a toggle switch on the roof frame and can be used at all speeds.
A special equipment feature available for the first time is MINI Yours soft top, comprising an integrated woven graphic - an innovative and unique way to individualise the new MINI Cabrio. As a reference to the British home of the brand and based on the relevant MINI roof graphic, the textile surface features a black and grey Union Jack motif in a high-end herringbone pattern. The selection of paint finishes has also been expanded to include a new offering. For the first time, the variant Caribbean Aqua metallic is now available for the new MINI Cabrio. In addition, there are nine other metallic and two non-metallic paint finishes to choose from.
Interior: high-quality design for an exclusive driving experience.
Intense open-air pleasure is ensured by the upright windscreen and the elongated shoulder line. In addition, the interior of the new MINI Cabrio features a design that is both high-end and harmonious, and also offers premium material and workmanship quality along with significantly increased space comfort as compared to the predecessor model. The extended seat surfaces and increased headroom also contribute to optimised space comfort in the second row. The single-seat character of the two rear seats results in optimised lateral support. Knee space has also been expanded by 36 millimetres. The mature character of the open-top 4-seater is also reflected in precise design details. For example, the belt feeds on the front and rear seats are designed in the same style, with the holders at the rear also acting as a cover for the rollover protection, now invisibly integrated. The sun visors, A-column covers, aerial base and roof frame control panel surround are all elegant and discreet in style. In conjunction with the design features conceived for the new MINI generation - cockpit, display and control elements as well as door trim - this creates a modern and premium ambience. For an interior design geared precisely towards personal style, there is also a broad selection of upholstery colours, interior surfaces, cockpit facia frames, Colour Lines and other features including Chrome Line for the interior, three variants of the MINI Yours interior style and the lighting package.
MINI Driving FUN with 3 and 4-cylinder engines MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology.
The latest generation of 3 and 4-cylinder engines with MINI TwinPower Technology ensures even more driving fun and added efficiency in the new MINI Cabrio. The petrol engines of the MINI Cooper Cabrio and MINI Cooper S Cabrio models feature turbocharging, direct fuel injection with centrally positioned injectors, variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS) and fully variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC, as patented by the BMW Group. The 2.0-litre power unit of the new MINI Cooper S Cabrio mobilises a peak output of 192 hp and a maximum torque of 280 Nm that goes on stream at just 1,250 rpm and can be briefly increased to 300 Nm by means of the overboost function. The spontaneous power delivery of the engine allows acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds while the top speed of the new MINI Cooper S Cabrio is 228 km/h. This sporty temperament is combined with an average fuel consumption of just 17.8 km/l and a CO2 emissions level of 131 grams g/km.
The new MINI Cooper Cabrio boasts exciting performance figures thanks to a 3-cylinder petrol engine that produces a peak output of 136 hp from a capacity of 1.5 litres as well as a maximum torque of 220 Nm that goes on stream at 1,250 rpm (230 Nm with overboost). The sprint from standstill to 100 km/h takes 8.7 seconds, while the car’s top speed is 206 km/h. The average fuel consumption of the new MINI Cooper Cabrio is 19.6 km/l, while its level of CO2 emissions is 119 per kilometre.
Newly developed transmissions, extensive MINIMALISM technology, optimised aerodynamic properties & optional MINI Driving Modes.
The new version of the 6-speed Steptronic transmission is more efficient, comfortable and athletic than ever. It offers both automatic and manual changes in drive position using the gear selector switch. The standard MINIMALISM technology includes an auto start/stop function in conjunction with the Steptronic transmission, brake energy recuperation, shift point display and electromechanical power steering.
The optional MINI Driving Modes enable individual vehicle set-up by means of a rotary switch at the base of the gear or selective lever. In addition to the standard MID mode, there is a choice of SPORT and GREEN mode. Adjustments here influence the characteristic curves of the accelerator, steering and also - if the car is fitted accordingly - the shift characteristics of 6-speed Steptronic transmission and the Dynamic Damper Control program map. In SPORT mode, the overall set-up is geared towards active driving fun, for example.
Meanwhile, GREEN mode supports relaxed and fuel-efficient driving. A contributing factor here is the efficiency-optimised control of energy and climate management as well as the shift point display. With the coasting function, the drivetrain is decoupled at speeds of between 50 and 160 km/h as soon as the driver's foot is removed from the accelerator pedal.
Suspension: optimised technology and precise set-up for typical MINI go-kart feeling.
The increase in wheelbase and track width in comparison to the predecessor model, the concept of power transmission to the front wheels that is typical of the brand, the low centre of gravity and the high-quality suspension technology refined with numerous newly-designed components provide the ideal basis for the characteristic go-kart feeling of the new MINI Cabrio. The combination of single-joint strut front axle and multilink rear axle - unique in the small car segment - and a set-up of wheel suspension, body mounting, vehicle suspension and damping that is geared in detail towards the vehicle characteristics of the open-top 4-seater guarantees not just agile handling but also optimised ride comfort.
A first-time option now available for the MINI Cabrio is the Dynamic Damper Control function developed for the new model generation. Two program maps are available to choose from for an electronically controlled damper set-up. In this way, the MINI Driving Modes can be used to activate either a comfort-oriented response or else a direct, sporty response to bumps in the road, according to requirements. The MINI Cooper Cabrio model is fitted as standard with 16-inch light alloy wheels in Loop Spoke silver. The MINI Cooper S Cabrio comes with 17-inch light alloy wheels with Propeller Spoke two tone as standard. In addition to the anti-lock system ABS, the car also features electronic brake force distribution EBD, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), and the standard driving stability control system known as DSC (Dynamic Stability Control).
Solid body structure, convertible-specific bracing elements & invisibly integrated rollover protection.
The agile and secure driving properties of the new MINI Cabrio are largely due to its torsionally stiff yet weight-optimised body structure. The convertible-specific elements used to increase stiffness are torsion struts in the front and rear area of the underbody, selective optimisation in the area of the side sills and a stiffening plate underneath the engine. Highly resilient load-bearing structures, deformation zones in optimum design and an extremely stable passenger cell provide an excellent basis for keeping impact energy away from passengers and ensuring maximum occupant protection. In addition, the new MINI Cabrio is fitted with a rollover protection system whose actuators are interconnected with the car's safety electronics. For the first time, the rollover protection elements are integrated in a completely invisible manner. As soon as the safety electronics system detects the risk of a rollover, the two rollover protection bars made of high-strength aluminium retract within 150 milliseconds by means of a pyrotechnical trigger function, combining with the convertible-specific reinforced windscreen frame to form a stable survival space for vehicle occupants.
The integrated MINI safety concept also includes front airbags as standard as well as side head-thorax airbags integrated in the backrests, 3-point automatic belts on all seats including belt tensioners at the front and ISOFIX child seat mountings at the rear and for the front passenger seat. A tyre pressure display for each individual wheel is also included as standard. Meanwhile, a partially active engine compartment lid, impact absorbers and precisely defined deformation elements ensure optimised pedestrian protection.
Driver assistance systems: innovations for increased comfort and safety.
Manoeuvring in the open-top 4-seater is facilitated as standard by means of Park Distance Control (PDC) with sensors at the rear of the vehicle. Other special equipment options include a sports steering wheel with optional multifunction buttons, including cruise control with brake function, a rain sensor with automatic driving lights control, and the Harmon Kardon hi-fi speaker system.
Optimised visibility and a striking aura: LED headlamps, adaptive light distribution, LED fog lamps, lighting display and MINI Logo Projection.
As a hallmark feature of the brand, the circular headlamps of the new MINI Cabrio have a wide chrome surround with a clearly structured interior. The new MINI Cabrio is fitted with LED headlights and LED fog lights. The MINI Excitement Package also comprises a lighting display on the central instrument surround that is linked to selected operating procedures and driving situations as well as a projection of the MINI logo from the exterior mirror on the driver's side onto the ground in front of the door. This is activated when the car is unlocked.
New from MINI Connected: MINI Streetwise and rain warning function.
MINI Connected is also available in conjunction with MINI navigation system Professional. It offers the comprehensive integration of smartphones in the car, allowing for the use of internet-based services in the areas of infotainment, communication and driving experience by means of apps. Operation is intuitive and reflects the brand’s hallmark style, using the MINI Controller in the centre console and the colour display in the central instrument. The current version of the MINI Connected App comprises new and exclusive functions to increase comfort and driving fun. The online search function makes it easier to find addresses. Meanwhile, the Sports Instruments and Force Meter applications can be used to show information on the central instrument display such as the current level of engine power and torque in use and longitudinal and transverse acceleration. Furthermore, the Streetwise function is available for the first time, providing the driver with tips for an optimum route to take even before the journey gets underway. The features of the MINI navigation system Professional include an 8.8-inch version of the on-board computer and the MINI Touch Controller with touch- sensitive surface.
Pricing, MINI Service Inclusive, Warranty and BMW Group Tire Coverage.
The New MINI Cooper Cabrio is introduced at Rp 639,000,000 off-the-road while the New MINI Cooper S Cabrio is offered at a price of Rp 789,000,000 off-the-road. The New MINI Cabrio will be available at Maxindo, MINI’s Authorized Dealer in Indonesia, starting from today.
All MINI vehicles purchased from MINI Maxindo come with MINI Service Inclusive, offering five-year or up to 70,000 km free regular maintenance and a 36-month warranty without mileage limitations. MINI vehicles are also covered by BMW Group Tire Coverage for 3 years, including the replacement of up to 4 tires per year for which 100% of the tire and labor cost is covered. It covers damage caused by punctures, bulging, cuts, bursts, tears, and damage from the vehicle continuing to run on flat tires. The tires will be replaced with originals - terms and conditions apply.