The new MINI convertible due early next spring (code-named R57) will feature a several new exterior and top color options. As we’ve previously mentioned, the R57 convertible will get two new colors to call its own; one metallic and one a non-metallic. The non-metallic addition to the line-up will be called Interchange Yellow.

It’s a non-metallic yellow/green that’s almost the same color as a hi-liter pen but not quite so luminous. Also something to note, it’s the same color that will be used on the upcoming electric MINI’s mirror caps and roof.

Along with this new yellow, the R57 will also mark the return of Space Blue as an exclusive color for the convertible.

But the big news today is that the R57 will also get a couple new top options as well. Along with the normal black color, MINI will offer a dark brown roof color. Finally MINI will debut the Denim Blue as another top choice that is said to be made of material that actually appears to have metallic glittering flakes in it.


As previously reported the R57 will go on-sale in Spring of 2009. We’ve heard an exact time-line of March but that could always slip a week or two. Expect the launch to happen worldwide with the Cooper, Cooper S and JCW models with a diesel Cooper to eventually follow.