SPONTANEOUS OPEN IRRESISTIBLE THE MINI ROADSTER







Published by Gerald Ferreira Date: November 16, 2011
Categories: MINI, MINI Cooper Roadster

  • MINI USA announces the pricing for all-new MINI Roadster
  • MINI’s first two-seater will go on sale February 2012 in the USA

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 16, 2011 — The driving fun sewn into the fabric of every MINI can now be enjoyed with the roof up or down in the all-new MINI Roadster, the only open-top two-seater in the brand’s history.

MINI Roadster

The MINI Roadster will be the sixth model in the British premium carmaker’s current line-up when it goes on sale in the USA in February 2012. Three powerful engine options and sophisticated chassis technology with model-specific tuning see to it that the characteristic MINI go-kart feeling is always on tap. And the MINI Roadster’s classical soft-top roof, which can be easily opened and closed manually, ensures open-top driving pleasure can be soaked up at every opportunity.

Pricing for the MINI Roadster with each of the three engine options in the US are:

  • MINI Cooper Roadster $25,050
  • MINI Cooper S Roadster $28,050
  • MINI John Cooper Works Roadster $35,200
    • All base MSRP pricing includes $700 D&H

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MINI Roadster Engine variants:

MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motorsports.

Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 208 hp at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (207 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm)
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.3 seconds
Top speed: 147 mph
US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available

MINI Cooper S Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 181 hp at 5,500 rpm
Max. torque: 177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm (192 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm)
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.7 seconds
Top speed: 141 mph
US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available

MINI Cooper Roadster: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 121 hp at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 114 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 8.7 seconds
Top speed: 124 mph
US EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: Not yet available

MINI Roadster in the US

MINI is an independent brand of the BMW Group. In the United States, MINI USA operates as a business unit of BMW of North America, LLC which has been present in the United States since 1975.  Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003.

The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country.

BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motorcycle retailers, 110 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.