This is the 2012 MINI Roadser, the latest member of the MINI family and the first open-top two-seater in brand’s history. So if you want a better-looking small convertible, this is the perfect choice. As you can see from the photos, the car is faithful to the Roadster concept unveiled back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Some of the highlights of the 2012 MINI Roadster are the roll-over bars in polished stainless steel, the active rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph) as well as the latest-generation four-cylinder engines.
Still, the most interesting feature is the manually operated soft-top roof with straightforward mechanism for spontaneous, rapid opening and closing. As expected, the fastest version of the car will be the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster, powered by the 1.6-liter engine delivering 2011 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Nm/192 lb-ft (280 Nm/207 lb-ft with Overboost).
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster hits 100 kmh (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds and has a top speed of 237 km/h (147 mph), while the average fuel consumption according to EU is 7.3 litres/100 kilometres (38.7 mpg imp).
2012 MINI Cooper S Roadster is powered by the same 1.6-liter engine delivering 184 hp and 240 Nm/177 lb-ft of torque (260 Nm/192 lb-ft with Overboost). This model can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 227 km/h (141 mph), while the average fuel consumption according to EU is 6.0 litres/100 kilometres (47.1 mpg imp).
MINI Cooper Roadster has the same 1.6-liter engine delivering 122 hp and a maximum torque of 160 Nm/118 lb-ft. With these numbers, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.2 seconds and has a top speed of 199 km/h (124 mph), as well as an average fuel consumption of 5.7 litres/100 kilometres (49.6 mpg imp).
2012 MINI Cooper SD Roadster is available with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine delivering 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 305 Nm/225 lb-ft. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.1 seconds and has a top speed of 212 km/h (132 mph), as well as an average fuel consumption of 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (62.8 mpg imp).