While we'll have our own MINI Convertible for a long term test in several weeks I wanted to give a sneak peak of the MCS convertible since they are now at dealers.

As expected motoring in the convertible MINI Cooper S is a blast. Virtually all the performance of the hard top with an incredible view as a bonus. While there is some slight steering wheel quiver over railroad tracks and rough Chicago roads it's an exceptionally solid open top car. The extra weight is somewhat apparent but nothing that really dulls the overall senses of the car.

We'll have a huge review in the next several weeks but until then here are some pics to hold you over [ one / two / three / four ]