The Mini Cooper Roadster was another opportunity for BMW to diversify the popular Mini brand. Whether you you fall in love with the speedster styling or see it as a marketing ploy you must admit it is a hoot to drive. The stiffer chassis support means it handles better than the equivalent four seat Mini Convertible. The 2-seater Mini Roadster also gets sports suspension a steeply raked windscreen and a choice of only the performance engines from the Mini range. The Mini Cooper Roadster is first but not least; it is versatile and economical while giving a good turn of speed. The small proportions make it a sports car that is at home parking in tight spaces as it is on the open road.
The Mini Roadster’s neat little soft-top is manually operated to save weight and just like the Mazda MX-5 Miata (perhaps its closets competitor) it can be taken up or down without getting out of the car.