All new for 2012, the MINI Cooper Roadster is a compact roadster offered in standard, S trim, and John Cooper Works trim levels. The standard FWD Cooper Roadster is powered by the MINI 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 121 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque while the Cooper Roadster S comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. For even more performance drivers can upgrade to the John Cooper Works trim that boosts power to 208 hp. A 6-speed manual comes standard but drivers also have the choice of an optional 6-speed automatic. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 25 mpg city to 35 mpg highway, depending on engine selection. Features include HD radio, adaptive xenon headlamps, performance suspension, fully electronic throttle, and the MINI center-mounted speedometer. Safety is comprised of dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, 4 airbags with side thorax protection, anti-lock brake security, and an ultra rigid body. All MINIs are backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2012 MINI has launched their brand new Coupe and Roadster. Strictly a 2-seater, the smallest MINI yet takes the formula of compact fun to its ultimate incarnation. It is the smallest, fastest and best-handling car MINI has ever built. By removing two seats, MINI is taking aim squarely at the sports car market, a place where style and performance reign supreme.
Fun; stylish; compact; maneuverable and well equipped.
The MINI Coupe and Roadster are compact sports car that combine efficiency and fun in equal measures. A choice of 1.6L 4-cylinder engines power the two vehicles. Small displacement means good fuel economy, with all three engines achieving at least 33mpg on the highway. An optional turbocharger provides plenty of power for those wanting a bigger dose of straight line speed. Prices start at just over $22,000 for the Coupe and just under $25,000 for the Roadster.