You may remember a few weeks back when we scooped the world with official photos of the R57 MINI Convertible – not due for public introduction until the January Detroit Autoshow. If you don’t remember those pics, you’re out of luck. Due to a friendly letter from some folks in Munich they are no longer on the site. However that hasn’t stopped us or other sites reporting on spy photos. And behold, has the best we’ve seen so far. Seen here (for the second time) are the new R57 17″ wheels and the optional brown canvass top. You can see more below.

For all the details you could ever want on the new convertible, check out our R57 section here.

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