Mild facelift pegged for drop-top

Mini is preparing a subtle facelift for its Hardtop and Convertible, with a prototype for the latter spotted testing in Germany this week.

We’ve previously spotted prototypes for the updated Hardtop, in Cooper SE and John Cooper Works guises, as well as for a new plug-in hybrid model.

The latest prototype shows a Mini Convertible in Cooper S guise.

The limited camouflage gear suggests changes to the styling will be mild. It looks like there are new fascias front and rear, as well as a new grille. The interior is also expected to receive a few tweaks.

2022 Mini Convertible facelift spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

It isn’t clear what powertrain mods are planned. The current Cooper Convertible comes with a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-3 rated at 134 horsepower. The Cooper S comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 189 hp, and the John Cooper Works also comes

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