Mini Readies New Convertible for ’23 Model Year

Convertibles, especially new convertibles in the age of the SUV, are getting hard to find. 

2023 Mini Cooper S Resolute convertible nose
Mini is working to ensure the convertible won’t disappear anytime soon with the 2023 Resolute Edition convertible.

Mini, however, is bringing out a new 2023 convertible this spring. Featuring the brand’s classic sporty look, the Resolute edition of the Mini Cooper S Convertible is available now. The open-top four-seater from the British premium brand is currently the world’s only premium convertible in the small car segment.  

The Resolute Edition Mini Cooper S Convertible features specific exterior paintwork, light alloy wheels, interior design and equipment that clearly set it up to act as an ambassador for traditional Mini style. 

The new model is is powered by 2.0-liter,178 horsepower 4-cylinder engine with Mini Twin Power Turbo Technology. This enables a sprint from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds. 

Special design elements dress up convertible 

2023 Mini Cooper S Resolute convertible rear
The Resolute edition comes with a special paint color scheme and other unique touches.

The exterior design of the Resolute features a body finished in Rebel Green, with design elements in an exclusive Resolute Bronze finish rather than the original chrome, including the headlight surrounds, radiator grille, rear lights, 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.  

In addition, 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. The electrically operated soft top — which can be activated while driving at speeds of up to 18.6 mph — is finished in black, as are the exterior mirror caps. 

The only feature to be designed as a classic chrome element on the Mini Cooper S Convertible Resolute Edition is the trim strip at the height of the shoulder line. 

2023 Mini Cooper S Resolute convertible interior
The interior also features a sporty leather steering wheel in Nappa leather. It bears a discreet “RESOLUTE” emblem in the lower area of the steering wheel spoke.

Additional touches

The Resolute Edition has hood unique to the model and feature a pattern made up of parallel lines with a color gradient that runs between a light and a dark shade of gold, along with the inscription “RESOLUTE.” The striking sporty appearance of the edition is rounded off with 18-inch alloy wheels in Pulse Spoke Black design. 

Door sill finishers bearing the inscription “RESOLUTE” mark the entrance to the edition interior, where the occupants settle into sports seats in exclusive Black Pearl/Light Checkered fabric/leatherette. This color scheme is matched with the Rebel Green body finish as well as with the black and gold exterior design features, the company notes.

The design elements are highlighted with a 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. 

The interior also features a sporty leather steering wheel in Nappa leather. It bears a discreet “RESOLUTE” emblem in the lower area of the steering wheel spoke. All of this can be yours for $40,400 plus an $850 destination and handling fee.

Source: The Detroit Bureau Read More