Car review: Mini's facelifted Cooper S is still a blast after all these years

With stricter emission standards, the newest Cooper S Convertible has a 178hp engine.
With stricter emission standards, the newest Cooper S Convertible has a 178hp engine.PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER TAN

SINGAPORE - The last time I drove a soft-top Mini was three years ago. It was a Cooper S Convertible with 136hp and a century sprint of 8.7 seconds.

It was super fun and a vast improvement over earlier convertibles from the BMW-owned British brand.

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