As part of BMW Group’s broader focus on electrification, Mini will become an all-electric brand by the 2030s. Its last internal combustion engine will be introduced in 2025 and from there, it’ll continue to electrify its lineup. The year 2025 will also be significant because it marks the arrival of the next-generation Mini Convertible, which will be battery-electric.
“The MINI Convertible has a large and particularly loyal fan base. This is also shown by the great demand for the latest, freshly updated model,” says Mini brand head Bernd Körber. “We are therefore firmly convinced of the success of this vehicle concept for the future. The all-electric Mini Convertible will join an EV version of the next-generation Countryman crossover, which is scheduled to arrive in 2023, and the existing Mini Cooper SE Hardtop. Like the current internal combustion car, the next-generation Mini Convertible will retain its four-seat configuration.
The Mini Convertible first greeted the public in 1992 at the British Motor Show in Birmingham, UK. When the BMW Group relaunched the Mini brand in the early 2000s, the drop-top variant arrived in 2004 as the second body style after the two-door hatchback. Three generations into the modern Mini range, the Convertible remains a mainstay and is offered in two hot versions the Cooper S and the JCW. Mini recently updated the 2022 Hardtop and Convertiblemodels with significant exterior design tweaks that added a new front fascia, a new multi-tone roof, and more standard equipment.