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PostSubject: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 09:43

The MINI Roadster.


At a glance.
• MINI is pushing ahead with the rigorous expansion of its model family. The latest addition to the range is the MINI Roadster, the sixth model in the brand’s current line-up and the first open-top two-seater in its history. Cutting-edge, typically MINI interpretation of the compact, two-seater sports car concept with manually-opening soft-top roof; first premium car of its kind in the small car segment; unique package appealing to demanding target groups with a penchant for elegant sportiness, spontaneous open-top driving fun and irresistible design; inspiring handling fuelled by powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology; unrivalled scope for individualisation.


• Faithful reproduction of the MINI design language within the proportions of a roadster; clear focus on two-seat design and open-air driving experience; sporting charisma, with short overhangs, powerful over-the-wheel stance and high waistline typical of MINI; unmistakable design features and hallmark details underline the car’s brand identity.


• Three-box body structure with a strikingly stepped rear end; elegantly sweeping roadster look thanks to heavily raked A-pillars and a waistline rising up slightly along the length of the body towards the flat rear end; stands more than 20 millimetres lower than the MINI Convertible; manually operated soft-top roof with straightforward mechanism for spontaneous, rapid opening and closing.


• Full-blooded go-kart feeling and outstanding safety levels thanks to bespoke chassis set-up, low centre of gravity, torsionally rigid body and optimised aerodynamic properties; Electric Power Steering and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) as standard, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) optional (standard in the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster); roll-over bars in polished stainless steel; active rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph); MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with standard John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit.


• Focused two-seater concept with stowage area behind the driver and passenger seats, through-loading system and 240-litre luggage area; wide-opening tailgate for comfortable loading; optional: wind protection insert between the roll-over bars.


• Latest-generation four-cylinder engines; most powerful petrol and diesel units in the MINI line-up; MINI TwinPower Turbo technology; MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with 155 kW/211 hp, MINI Cooper S Roadster with 135 kW/184 hp, MINI Cooper Roadster with 90 kW/122 hp, MINI Cooper SD Roadster with 105 kW/143 hp; exemplary efficiency thanks to MINIMALISM technology.


• Bespoke colour and materials concept for upholstery, exterior mirrors, trim elements and Colour Lines; exclusive MINI Yours options and Sport Stripes in contrasting colour provide further individualisation; high-quality standard equipment including speed-sensitive steering assistance, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, air conditioning (MINI Cooper S Roadster, MINI Cooper SD Roadster, MINI John Cooper Works Roadster) and audio system with MP3-compatible CD player and AUX IN connection; options include black headlight housing, xenon Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Access, automatic climate control and the Always Open Timer; wide range of entertainment and communications options: Harman Kardon hi-fi loudspeaker system, MINI navigation system, MINI Connected features including Driving Excitement app, web radio, Google services, RSS news feeds, Mission Control, and in-car use of Facebook and Twitter.


• Engine variants:

MINI John Cooper Works Roadster:
Four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and numerous technological details carried over directly from motor sport.
Displacement: 1,598 cc, output: 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm,
max. torque: 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (280 Nm/207 lb-ft with Overboost at 2,000 – 5,100 rpm). Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.5 seconds, top speed: 237 km/h (147 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.3 litres/100 kilometres (38.7 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 169 g/km.

MINI Cooper S Roadster:
Four-cylinder petrol engine with
MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc,
output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm (260 Nm/192 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,730 – 4,500 rpm). Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.0 seconds,
top speed: 227 km/h (141 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.0 litres/100 kilometres (47.1 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 139 g/km.

MINI Cooper Roadster:
Four-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc, output: 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm. Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 9.2 seconds, top speed: 199 km/h (124 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.7 litres/100 kilometres (49.6 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 133 g/km.

MINI Cooper SD Roadster:
Four-cylinder turbodiesel with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology. Displacement: 1,995 cc, output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 305 Nm/225 lb-ft at 1,750 – 2,700 rpm. Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 8.1 seconds,
top speed: 212 km/h (132 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (62.8 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 118 g/km.

• Exterior dimensions:

Length: 3,734 millimetres (MINI Cooper Roadster: 3,728 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 3,758 millimetres)
Width: 1,683 millimetres
Height: 1,390 millimetres (MINI Cooper Roadster: 1,384 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 1,391 millimetres)
Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 12:42

I'd be more than tempted if they put the seats lower in it
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 17:03

I am liking that & could be tempted.....BUT don't like the sound of the Manualy opening Soft Top Low
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 17:13

Love it, love it, love it , as for manual roof that is a great idea back to basics , no extra weight, no electrics to go wrong oh it probally takes seconds to put up.
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 17:25

much nicer than the coupe as it does not have the stupid roof line!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 19:01

paul d r56 wrote:
Love it, love it, love it , as for manual roof that is a great idea back to basics , no extra weight, no electrics to go wrong oh it probally takes seconds to put up.

I might break me nails though Paul lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 19:13

I really Like that car.... the lines look much more streamlined than the coupe thumbs up from me
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 19:18

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paul d r56 wrote:
Love it, love it, love it , as for manual roof that is a great idea back to basics , no extra weight, no electrics to go wrong oh it probally takes seconds to put up.

I might break me nails though Paul lol!
Hey MEN, did not think of that Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 19:32

Looks great and a great idea to put a manual roof in it! No roof problems then like I had with mine!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 20:21

and the roof will open on it's own if you undo the catch whilst you're going along.......
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 20:23

paul d r56 wrote:
Love it, love it, love it , as for manual roof that is a great idea back to basics , no extra weight, no electrics to go wrong oh it probally takes seconds to put up.

couldnt agree more.
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   30th October 2011, 20:44

Agree much better than the coupe Smile

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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 17:03

When I look at it and think about all the things I like about it I realise... I want an MX-5 again lol

This is nice except sitting position is way too high for a roadster, and you simply cant have a front wheel drive roadster.

If this was RWD with 50/50 weight distribution and seats were 2 inches lower I would be all over it... oh hang on that's back to the MX-5 again. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 19:22

i want!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 19:57

PrincessRiot wrote:
i want!!! Very Happy

NOW lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 19:59

tehe Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 20:01

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tehe Very Happy

Do you think we could win enough at BINGO to buy one lol!
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PostSubject: Re: MINI Roadster   31st October 2011, 20:02

One day haha i do love my bingo Razz
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