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Mini Cooper Roadster

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.

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Mini Cooper Roadster Specifications

Car brandMini
Roof typeFabric
Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1598 cc
Power122@6000 bhp
Torque118@4250 lb.ft
Torque160@4250 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual/6-spd auto

Mini Cooper Roadster Performance

Max Speed (Manual)124 mph
Max Speed (Auto)119 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)9.2 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)10.5 seconds

Mini Cooper Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)49.6 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)42.8 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)133 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)154 g/km

Mini Cooper Roadster Details

Production dates2012-current
UK Retail pricefrom £18,260
UK Insurance group19
Turning circle10.7 m
Length3728 mm
Width inc. mirrors1892 mm
Wheelbase2467 mm
Kerb Weight1195 kg
Luggage capacity240 litres
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
Warranty distanceUnlimited miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles
Information last updated July 19, 2014

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