Whitby, Ontario – Mini Canada has announced that a 2009 John Cooper Works Convertible will join the Mini lineup this spring. The new model will make its public debut at the International Motor Show in Geneva in March.

The new convertible will use the race-bred, 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection shared with the Hatchback and Clubmate models. The Mini JCW Convertible makes 208 horsepower from 1,850 to 5,600 rpm, and peak torque of 192 lb-ft of torque, spiking briefly in overboost mode to 207 lb-ft. With six-speed manual transmission, the new model reaches zero to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds.

The Mini John Cooper Works Convertible will come to Canadian showrooms in April, with pricing announced closer to market launch.

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