Audi Mini Runner launches: A convertible Audi you can finally afford

Audi has launched the Audi Mini Runner, which it called an "engineless addition" to the Mini model range that's also an ideal Christmas gift for children.

Touted as a "two for the price of one" vehicle, the Audi Mini Runner actually sports two wheels instead of four. It's a dual-purpose cycle that serves as a training bike for children and doubles as - or converts into, rather - a freewheeling scooter.

Audi said the Audi Mini Runner is "spawned from the same production DNA as the celebrated R8 supercar", and it's specifically perfect for three to eight-year-olds.

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The Audi Mini Runner is available to buy through Audi Centres and the Audi Online shop. Available now for £279, it has lightweight aluminium alloy frame and comes in white, black and red.

Finally - a convertible Audi that you can afford. Too bad it's only a bike/scooter. Happy cycling, kids!