2012 MINI Roadster priced from $25,050 in the United States

Article by Christian A., on November 20, 2011

Pricing details of the 2012 MINI Roadster have been announced. MINI added about $3,000 to the version without a roof compared to the Coupe. The 2012 MINI Cooper Roader base model has a starting price of $25,050. This is powered by a base 1.6-liter that can deliver 121hp. Meanwhile, the Cooper S Roadster is priced from $28,050 and produces 184 hp from a turbocharged version of the same engine.

This vehicle can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds and could attain a top speed 141 mph. The diesel isn’t available in the U.S. but consumers could get the range-topping track-focused JCW Roadster with 206hp. This is priced at $35,200. All the versions will start to be offered in the spring.

Engine variants: MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motorsports. Displacement: 1,598 cc Output: 208 hp at 6,000 rpm Max. torque: 192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (207 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm); Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.3 seconds; Top speed: 147 mph; US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available.

MINI Cooper S Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc Output: 181 hp at 5,500 rpm Max. torque: 177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm (192 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm); Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.7 seconds; Top speed: 141 mph; US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available.

MINI Cooper Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc Output: 121 hp at 6,000 rpm; Max. torque: 114 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm; Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 8.7 seconds; Top speed: 124 mph; US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available.

Exterior Design

The basic design language of MINI is very prominent in the new concept’s body. The beefy body with flowing curves and complementing lines on the surface are just among the perfect examples.

It comes as no surprise how the distinctly shaped 13-degree windshield also made it to the new Roadster’s exterior features. There are also the three-dimensional stainless steel roll-over bars (with the optional wind protection inserts). We couldn’t be more impressed with the way the designers executed the 2-seats with flat bootlid and short passenger compartment just as they always do.

In fact, they had also done an outstanding job with the exteriors. The new convertible’s waistline is slightly raised throughout the body as it reaches all the way to the tail end. This gives the new MINI the distinct shape of a top-down whether the rooftop is folded up or otherwise. Similarly, the wraparound chrome strip along the roof and the windows intensifies the Roadster’s appeal to the limits.

From what we can see up front, the brand’s signature stance brings out the Roadster’s sportier attitude (in the usual way). And just as long there are the distinctive design features, MINI’s unique identity will come out naturally.

One of which is the radiator grille with hexagonal contours. Anyone can spot a MINI from afar with this extraordinary radiator design. Of course we can also take into account the black borders with chrome accents at the lower edges. But as always, it’s probably the signature side indicator and big round headlamps that make up most of the visual highlights of the MINI. Don’t you all agree?

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Volkswagen of America has a nice surprise for potential customers of the new VW Tiguan (2018 model year). The latest iteration of the Tiguan – set to arrive in the...
by - May 25, 2017
Toyota Camry is many things but exciting isn’t one of its frequent descriptions. That’s why throughout the years, Toyota has been stepping up its game for the said model in...
by - May 25, 2017
Volkswagen intends to leave the crowd in awe at the Worthersee Meeting (Wortherseetreffen) – the largest VW and Audi car show in Europe – with its new GTI Worthersee concept. ...
by - May 25, 2017
The much-hyped 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon certainly has attracted a lot of attention, and possibly many potential buyers. Now, here is good news for interested customers: Dodge has finally...
by - May 25, 2017
An RHD (right hand drive) BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been listed to be for sale by Romans International, UK’s leading supercar dealership. The first owner of this rare...
by - May 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries