Next-gen Mini convertible spotted with internal combustion engine

Published: 02 October 2023

► 2024 Mini convertible spied
► Will come with petrol and EV power
► Largely follows EV styling

You’re looking at the new Mini convertible, snapped here by our spy photographers in ICE form. Although the new car features a significant amount of camouflage, we can look recently revealed Mini Cooper Electric to fill in the gaps: we’re not expecting Mini designers to change much between the electric and ICE models styling-wise.

What’s different?

When it’s revealed in 2024 or 2025, the convertible shown here may well be one of the last Minis to be offered in a combustion engine variant. And this is very much a ICE-powered car; the centrally mounted exhaust exit at the back suggests a hotter variant than standard. Look closer and you’ll also see bigger brakes with red calipers, which again suggest this could be a hotter model – and possibly a JCW-spec chassis.

Will there be an electric model?

Almost certainly. The convertible remains one of the brand’s best-selling models across Europe and North America, so it’ll likely be offered in electric form.

You can read more about the newly revealed 2024 electric Mini here.

By CJ Hubbard

Head of the Bauer Digital Automotive Hub and former Associate Editor of CAR. Road tester, organiser, reporter and professional enthusiast, putting the driver first