We knew it was bound to happen. While the press embargo from MINI implies not to release supplied press photos of the MINI Cabrio (yes Cabrio – not “Open”) until Tuesday February 10th a publication has gone ahead leaked a couple of them. Auto Visie, a publication from the Netherlands, sent out an email with two photos and a whole lot of information in Dutch about the Cabrio. This is very reminiscent to what happened with the BMW 5 series last year – and within hours everyone who had a auto related website had photos up.

Here are some bits of the Auto Visie article translated:

  • MINI will introduce two Cabrio only colors – Cool Blue and Hot Orange.
  • There will be three tops to choose from – black, green and blue.
  • The roof is fully automatic and closes in 15 seconds.
  • The sliding roof goes back a full 40cm and can be used at speeds up to 120km/h.

The official photos will come later this evening.