The Mini Roadster 2012 First images and info





At the IAA in 2009 Mini Coupe and Roadster were regarded as studies on side by side. After the coupe beginning in October 2011 finally came to market, the open two-seater is now tuned. The Roadster is now the sixth model of the brand.

Similar external dimensions to the Convertible
The dimensions are similar to the dimensions of convertibles: 3.73 meters long, 2.47 meter wheelbase, 1.68 meters wide. In comparison to the four-seater by about two inches lower in height of 1.39 meters (Cooper: 1.38 meters) gives the roadster a stretched side line. The windshield frame is more inclined. Like the convertible, the Roadster has a fabric roof. To open the release lever is rotated to the windshield frame. Then the roof of a train to be turned back. Because the deck rests with upward-looking skin, no additional coverage is needed. For the closing process a key is pressed. Then it can be drawn using the release lever forward.

More luggage space than in a convertible
The absence of rear seats gives the roadster to a 240-liter luggage space - the convertible offers only 170 liters. Variability provides for a 36 cm wide and 20 centimeters high through-loading aperture. In addition, the Roadster is equipped with an active rear spoiler. He goes off automatically when 80 km / h are achieved. Below 60 km / h the spoiler returns back into the rest position. Alternatively, you can also manually operate the air deflector on a button.

Three petrol engines, a diesel
For the roadster, the three most powerful gasoline engines and diesel in the Mini-choice program. All variants have the name Cooper in the model name. The entry-level version is the Cooper Roadster. Its 1.6-liter engine has a fully variable Valvetronic valve management-based, offers 122 hp and needs 5.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. The Cooper S is addition to a fully variable valve timing and a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct fuel injection. Thus the 1.6-liter 184 horsepower engine is strong. The consumption is given as 6.0 liters per 100 kilometers.

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