Introducing the 170hp 2005 MINI Cooper S Cabrio

…and Cool Blue. The cabrio version of the 2005 MCS has all of the mechanical improvements listed below as well as in this article. The MCS Cabrio will debut at the first at the Madrid Autoshow and then shortly after at the Birmingham Autoshow.

You can check out more pics of the new the Cool Blue 2005 MINI Cooper S Cabrio here: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Written By: MF Staff

  • CountryM

    Looks pretty good to me, although I'd like to see in in Indi Blue.

  • Frank

    Very nice. I am pleased to see that MINI did a good job with the new range of blue paints for '05.

  • Ian

    Regular gas cap on the S Cabrio

  • Frank

    Ian, good catch….

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabriel Bridger

    I had heard that somewhere but frankly didn't believe it. Interesting.

  • IGoDayGlo

    Hot Damn. Does anyone want to take over the lease on a 2003 Mini Cooper S?

    My only consolation is that that I don't like this car's 17″ wheels as much as the S-lites I have (Those are 17's on the Cabrio, right?)

  • http://users.adelphia.net/~rocketboy/index.html Rocketboy

    For some reason, it seems to look better as a MCS… or maybe it's just because mine's a MCS….

  • R

    I don't get MINI colour choices. We had Indi Blue & Electric blue which was nice because they were very different. Now there is Hyper and Cool blue. GOOFY! I like both colors but with all wonderful range of colours out there why? Did the designers loose their Pantone books?….. I like the smoother grill…The taillights look cheap to me………R

  • http://users.adelphia.net/~rocketboy/index.html Rocketboy

    I think that the new cool blue is a nice alternative to all the grey/silver cars out there… It's no Indi Blue, but it's no Solid Gold either…

  • http://www.happyleaves.com Karl

    Hi! Does anyone know when the MCS Cabrio is released in the UK? I placed an order for one last week but nobody knows when it will arrive, and now i've seen these official pictures i'm dying to get my hands on it! :)

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabriel Bridger

    I'm guessing it should be late August for the UK – although that's just a guess based on other time tables.

  • http://www.happyleaves.com Karl

    Thanks Gabriel! :) Now all i have to do is decide on the colour and find a buyer for my Cooper S…

  • al

    I'm surprised at how much better it looks in these pictures. I wasn't at all crazy about it before.

  • Felipe

    Okay, so the cool blue grows on me. My question is, what's the deal with the gas cap? No more cool chrome gas cap on the MCS?

  • http://www.michiganmini.com Ryan

    I don't quite understand why Mini would choose to introduce two new colors, so similar to each other.

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabriel Bridger

    The cabrio looks even better in person.

  • http://eal.us Eric Longman

    Beautiful. I just can't justify ditching a six-month-old MCS to get the more-expensive and more-expensive-to-insure MCS Cabrio. :(

    I guess I'll have to admire them from afar.

  • David Duchene

    how do i go about getting one? There are no dealers in El Paso, TX. How soon can I purchase one?

  • Jeffrey Dodd

    Ordered my cool blue MCS Cabrio today from Knauz to be built in the first week of August; delivered in early September. As it'll be Dad's primary car, I decided to trick it out with all 3 packages. I'll report back once it's in hand.

  • http://n/a Tai

    i'm having a dilima choosing which colour to get any suggestions? i just checked the mini international site and they have black eye purple (my favouirte colour is purple), then the hyper blue (above which is attractive), and the electric blue(very special and different) which i was planning to get on the 04 MCS

    electic seems girlish hyper blue (only available on the S) and black eye purple! AHHHH~

  • Jeremy

    The Mini looks awesome, but I agree about the gas cap. Hyper Blue is my fav new color, but I miss the Indi Blue. I just got put on a waiting list, 6-8months in the U.S. But I can't wait.

  • http://www.motoringfile.com/ Gabe

    Jeremy – if you don't want to wait there are many dealers that only have 2 month waiting periods.

  • Rigger

    I was just in Germany, And Iam getting a Mini S Cabrio in Hyper blue shipped to me. I will Get My Mini In March or late Febuary. I got to test drive one on the auto bonn it was the most Awesome thing at 200km….

  • Phil

    ALTHOUGH NO chrome gas cap I’m to place my order for a cooper s cabrio. After liking the cool blue because of the photos, I saw one around: TERRIFIC It’s a queery violet purplette! Then I thought about red or yellow, but I wasn’t convinced. So I’ll take it dark silver, with stardust no-extra-cost wheels. bye

  • nathen

    i love it so much its not funny and i lyk it coz of da interior,the stock rims,the front and rear lights and the hood and da exhaust in da middle

Sort by MINI model

MotoringFile on Instagram

MINI Model Cheat Sheet

1st Gen MINI
R50: One & MC Hatch
R52: All 1st Gen MINI Convt.
R53: MCS Hatch
2nd Gen MINI
R55: Clubman
R56: Hatch
R57: Convertible
R58: Coupe
R59: Roadster
R60: MINI Crossover
R61: MINI Crossover Coupe
3rd Gen MINI
F54: Clubman
F55: Five Door Hatch
F56: Hatch
F57: Convertible
F60: MINI Crossover
F58: Traveller

Advertise with MotoringFile

If you or your company are interested in advertising on the most influential MINI website in the world, please visit our Advertising section. If you have further questions about becoming a sponsor or would like to see our rate sheet please feel free to contact us directly.
mini mini
Translate MotoringFile with Google: 
2015 F56 JCW

MotoringFile Buyers Guides

R50 ('02-'06 MC) Buyers Guide
R53 ('02-'06 MCS) Buyers Guide



MotoringFile Reviews

'12 JCW Coupe
'11 Fiat 500 Sport
'11 Tesla Roaster 2.5 '11 Countryman Comparo
'11 Cooper S Hatch
'11 Countryman MCS (FWD)
'11 Countryman MC (auto)
'10 Mayfair MCS (auto)
'11 Countryman MCS (ALL4)
'10 MINI E
'10 Tesla Roadster Sport
'09 Cooper S Convertible
'09 JCW Hatch
'09 JCW Clubman
JCW Stage I vs JCW Stage II
'08 Clubman S (Auto)
1st Drive: '08 MINI Clubman
'08 Smart Fourtwo
Comparison: '08 BMW 135i
'06 R53 MCS vs '07 R56 MCS
'07 R56 JCW (Stage 1)
'07 MINI Cooper S Long Term
'07 BMW Z4 M Coupe
'07 MINI Cooper & Cooper S
Audio: '07 MC/MCS at the Track
'06 JCW GP Long term
Reader Review: JCW GP
'06 JCW Cooper S Long Term
Comparison: '06 Lotus Elise
Comparison: '06 Mazda MX5
Comparison: '06 UK Focus ST
Comparison: '06 Civic Si
Comparison: '04 TVR T350
Comparison: '06 Nissan 350z
Comparison: '06 VW GTI w/DSG
Podcast: Cooper S Auto
Podcast: BMW 325i
Podcast: JCW MC Soundkit
'04 JCW MINI Cooper Tuning Kit
'05 MCS: One Month Review
'05 MCS Auto
'05 JCW S 1st Drive
'05 MINI Cooper
'05 MCS Conv. Long Term
'05 MINI Cooper S
'05 MCS Cabrio 1st Drive
'04 JCW MCS First Drive
'04 MC w/JCW Tuning Kit
'04 MINI Cooper CVT
'02 MCS 3 year Review
Autocrossing the MINI Range