Following closely on from the Coupe this is the new MINI Roadster – a two seater convertible.
Priced from £18,015 for the base model, prices raise across the range to £24,850 for the athletic MINI John Cooper Works Roadster.
Power for the MINI Roadster comes from the latest BMW Group four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
Outputs range from the base 122 hp MINI Cooper Roadster to 211 hp in the John Cooper Works Roadster. Should you wish there is a diesel engine, the 143 hp Cooper SD launched earlier this year, is also available and the line-up is completed with the Cooper S which offers 184 hp.
Fuel economy ranges from 38.7mpg to 62.8mpg, while CO2 emissions are as low as just 118g/km on the Cooper SD. The MINI John Cooper Works Roadster emits 169g/km.
Although the footprint is similar to that of the MINI Convertible the Roadster is more than 20 mm lower than its four seater sibling, allowing the Roadster to cut a distinctive, low-slung and visually stretched stance.
In UK the soft-top is semi-automatic and when opened, the roof folds down flat behind the seats, cleverly the outer skin of the roof faces upwards, there is no need for any additional cover. There is a 240-litre luggage stowage area behind the driver and passenger seats.
The MINI Roadster is available in two non-metallic and six metallic paint shades. In keeping with British roadster tradition, the roof remains in black. Sport stripes, available in three colours for the bonnet, boot lid and rear apron, allow owners to add an extra personal touch. Alloy wheels of 15, 16 or 17-inch diameter are standard, depending on the model.
We will let you know the launch and order date as soon as we know.
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