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Mini Roadster

The Mini 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 small proportions make it a sports car that is at home parking in tight spaces as it is on the open road.

The 2-seater Mini Roadster gets sports suspension a steeply raked windscreen and a choice of only the performance engines in the range. The 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.

Mini Roadster Details

Production dates2012-current
Length3728 mm
Width inc. mirrors1892 mm
Wheelbase2467 mm
Turning circle10.7 m
Luggage capacity240 litres
Fuel tank capacity40 litres
Warranty distanceUnlimited miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles

Mini Cooper Roadster

The Mini Cooper Roadster is first but not least in the range; it is versatile and economical while giving a good turn of speed.

Mini Cooper Roadster Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine size1598 cc
Power122@6000 bhp
Torque118@4250 lb.ft
Torque160@4250 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual/6-spd auto
Kerb Weight1195 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £18,260
UK Insurance group19

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 S Roadster

The Cooper S Roadster gets a twin-scroll turbocharger boosting the power output without seriously effecting economy. It has the performance of a proper roadster while visually the S stands out from lesser models by the air intake in the bonnet.

Mini Cooper S Roadster Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine size1598 cc
Power184@5500 bhp
Torque177@1600-5000 lb.ft
Torque240@1600-5000 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual
Kerb Weight1260 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £21,145
UK Insurance group32

Mini Cooper S Roadster Performance

Max Speed (Manual)141 mph
Max Speed (Auto)138 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)7 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.2 seconds

Mini Cooper S Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)47.1 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)42.8 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)139 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)153 g/km

Mini Cooper SD Roadster

The Mini Cooper SD Roadster is still something of an oddity as a small diesel sports car. The engine is very efficient but after high diesel prices you'll have to be doing high mileages to make it pay over the already frugal Cooper S. The exhaust note isn't quite what you'd expect from a roadster but many company car buyers will have no option other than diesel power.

Performance isn't quite a match for the petrol Cooper S but it isn't far off. Like the Cooper S the SD also has the familiar air intake in the bonnet. The Mini Cooper SD Roadster manages to combine punchy performance with the great economy of a diesel engine.

Mini Cooper SD Roadster Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine size1995 cc
Power143@4000 bhp
Torque225@1750 lb.ft
Torque305@1750 nm
Transmission type6-spd manual
Kerb Weight1275 kg
UK Retail pricefrom £21,860
UK Insurance group24

Mini Cooper SD Roadster Performance

Max Speed (Manual)132 mph
Max Speed (Auto)127 mph
0-100kmph (Manual)8.1 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.3 seconds

Mini Cooper SD Roadster Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)62.8 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)52.3 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)118 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)143 g/km

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