Introduced in the summer of 2011 Mini Coupe could not stay open without version. It appeared under the name Roadster. Debut took place in early 2012 at the Detroit Auto Show. Mini Roadster - the first in the history of the brand's two-seater open-top. Unlike manufactured Mini Cabrio, Roadster has become more compact and lost the rear seat.
The soft top Mini Roadster with manual or semi-automatic mechanism to quickly and easily opened and closed. Trunk volume in which the flap is provided for the transport of long-length is equal to 240 liters. Almost twice as much as in Mini Cabrio. Moreover, the amount of usable space does not depend on whether the roof is raised or lowered.
Roadster shared the range of modifications to the closed version: Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper SD and the most powerful JCW. The petrol engine is actually one - a 1.6-liter. In the atmospheric Cooper Roadster version it produces 122 hp under the nameplate Cooper S is supercharged 184 "horses" and the John Cooper Works offers its 211 forces. For the European market expected more, and 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine power of 143 hp.
Mini Roadster has a wide range of standard equipment, including air conditioning, speed-sensitive electric power steering, side mirrors, electrical, signaling, Park Distance Control (PDC), height-adjustable seats and an audio system with CD player (supports MP3) and the AUX IN . Increase comfort and make the car unique can be due to additional equipment, such as xenon Adaptive Headlights, black bezel headlights, Comfort Access.
Mini Roadster has a lot of systems that take care of the safety of passengers. Electric Power Steering EPS and Dynamic Stability Control DSC, combined with a body that is resistant to torsional loads, and a low center of gravity. Driver and passenger front airbags also protect security, supplemental air bags that protect the head and chest, a heavy-duty frame windshield and attached to the body bumpers made of polished stainless steel. Aerodynamic balance Mini Roadster is optimized by the active rear spoiler.