Continuing a vigorous expansion of the MINI model family, MINI announces the sixth model in the lineup: the all-new MINI Roadster.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The MINI Roadster and Coupe are no longer in production. Read about it here.

The cutting-edge, typically MINI interpretation of the compact, two-seater sports car concept becomes the first premium vehicle of its type in the small car segment.

The three-box body structure stands more than 20 mm lower than the MINI Convertible and is equipped with a manually operated soft-top roof with a simplified latching mechanism for quick and easy opening and closing.

When opened, the roof folds down flat behind the seats, keeping the car’s elegantly sweeping lines intact. Since the outer skin of the roof faces upwards, there is no need for any additional cover.

The new MINI Roadster in 3 Models:

The MINI Roadster will be available in three versions, with powertrains familiar from the Roadster’s stablemate MINI Coupés:

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Roadster

The MINI John Cooper Works Roadster is equipped with a high-performance version of the well-known MINI 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharging, variable valve control and direct injection along with a host of enhancements lifted directly from MINI’s motor sport program. With an output of 208 hp at 6,000 rpm  and 192 ft-lb or torque from 1,850 – 5,600 rpm, the JCW Roadster accelerates from 0-100 km/h in just 6.5 seconds (preliminary), maintaining an average fuel consumption of 7.3 L/100km (in the EU cycle).

MINI Cooper S Roadster

The MINI Cooper S Roadster sports MINI’s familiar 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, variable valve control and direction injection, outputting 181 hp at 5,500 rpm and generating 177 ft-lb of torque from 1,600 – 5,000 rpm, thrusting the Cooper S Roadster from 0 – 100 km/h in 7.0 seconds (preliminary). Average fuel consumption (in the EU cycle) clocks in at 6.0 L/100 km).

MINI Cooper Roadster

The MINI Cooper Roadster is powered by the naturally aspirated 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine with direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. Generating121 hp at 6,000 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm, the Cooper Roadster sprints from 0–100 km/h in 9.2 seconds (preliminary), rendering a thrifty average fuel consumption of 5.7 L/100 km (in the EU cycle).

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all-new 2012 MINI Roadster

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