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Gen4: J03 2026 MINI SE Electric Convertible NEWS!

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Posted: 05-17-2024 01:17 PM
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Just because MINI is going electric doesn’t mean they won’t make open top cars. Through our sources, we can now confirm that MINI is planning to build an electric (J03) MINI Cooper Convertible as a 2026 model. What will it be based on and where will it be made? Let’s dive into what we know.

The J03 MINI Convertible will leverage the J01 platform that underpins the new electric MINI Cooper and forms the foundation of the J05 Aceman. According to sources the convertible looks like it will be built primarily at the Oxford plant in the UK. While our sources didn’t say it wouldn’t also be built in China, BMW forecasts the majority of its sales in the UK, Europe and North America. And yes, as you’d expect being built in the UK will mean North American imports as well.


It appears that MINI might debut the car in 2025 with sales beginning in 2026. This timing could coincide with a LCI refresh scheduled for the J01 which could include tweaked styling and even higher range and performance.

If we look at previous convertible introductions, expect MINI to introduce several new exterior colors, interior trims and even a... click here to read more of the article at



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