MINI Convertible 150MINI has announced a limited-edition version of its convertible model, priced at a hefty £29,990.

This compares to £18,475 for the entry-level Cooper convertible and £26,630 for the top-spec John Cooper Works.

The MINI Open 150 Convertible Edition, the 150 referring to the amount of cars that will be built, is designed to celebrate the upcoming launch of the MINI Convertible.

In order to justify the steep price tag, MINI has equipped the Open 150 with brown leather upholstery, plenty of ‘Open 150’ plaques and badges, heated seats, a MINI Yours soft-top and 18-inch alloys.

It also comes with the top-of-the-range Chilli and Media Packs as standard.

MINI Convertible 150

The new Convertible also comes with some potentially useful features for the average drop-top buyer.

The MINI Rain Warner sends a message to the driver if it detects bad weather ahead. Which should help you avoid a sodden interior.

Another standard feature is the MINI Always Open Timer, which registers the time spent driving with the roof down. OK, arguably less useful…

Other equipment available as standard include MINI Connected apps, a ‘Visual Boost’ Radio, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera.

The MINI Open 150 will be exclusive to UK buyers and is available to order from March 2016.