Exclusive: 2016 MINI Convertible (F57) to Debut at the NYC Autoshow

We’ve been so focused on the Clubman over the past few months that the F57 introduction has quietly snuck up fast. Sources are telling us to expect the F57 to debut at the NYC autoshow in both Cooper and Cooper S models. How will the F57 improve on the previous (R57) convertible? Read on.


The F57 will look very familiar to most given the roof and general design is an iteration on the two previous MINI convertibles. Basically it marries that layout with the F56 and all the new tech and drivetrains that it brings to the table. The 2016 MINI convertible remains a four seater with a roof that opens both as a sunroof and fully behind the rear seat headrests.

We’ll have more on timing and cost soon.

  • harley

    Is the Debut of the F57 in this year or in 2016 at NYC Autoshow?

    • Sub_R

      This April, 2015

  • Jay

    Aw I was hoping to see the new Clubman at NYC.

    • Likely Frankfurt with an Internet debut early this summer.

  • Ian Chadwick

    Well, Well,Well More Guesstimating I went to Paris it wasn’t there I went to Geneva it wasn’t there I wouldn’t go to NYC for a gold clock so roll on Frankfurt in September

  • Robert M

    Just curious if the JCW will be available for order straight away