MINI of Peabody invites Massachusetts residents to celebrate the launch of the MINI Cooper convertible with a Patriot’s Day BBQ event at their official MINI Cooper dealership.
The launch of the MINI Cooper convertible will take place Sunday, April 19th from 11am-2pm at MINI of Peabody’ BBQ event. The event is open to the public and will feature music provided by 93.7 Mike FM, a full grill of good, and door prizes. Of course, the main attraction of the event will be the unveiling of the new 2009 MINI Cooper convertible.
The new convertible, described by the NYTimes.com as a ‘four-seat funmobile’, is powered by a1.6 liter in-line 4-cylinder (118 horsepower) in the Cooper or a 1.6-liter turbocharged 4 (172 horsepower) in the Cooper S.
Additionally, the 2009 convertible maintains is eco-friendly status with an economy rating of 28 city/36 highway for the Cooper, 26/34 for the Cooper S (manual transmission).
In a recent review, the NYTimes.com had this to say about the new Cooper convertible,
“At a time when automakers seem to be trying to out-mileage, out-incentive and out-downsize one-another, BMW’s Mini subsidiary has taken a different tack. Its updated 2009 convertibles are equipped with an Open-o-meter gauge on the left side of the dashboard. This keeps track of how many hours of motoring you do with the top down. A fun meter, if you will.”
MINI of Peabody invites all Massachusetts residents to experience the first look at the new 2009 convertible at their Patriot’s Day BBQ event in honor of its arrival.