New MINI Roadster for sale in Shrewsbury, Stratford & Worcester
Our MINI family is expanding again. Hot on the wheels of the stunning Coupé comes the launch of the sixth unique model in the line-up, the eagerly anticipated and all-new MINI Roadster.
This is the first open-topped two-seater in our long and successful history. The British-built car offers the opportunity for spontaneous wind-in-the-hair driving thrills backed by powerful engines and MINI’s famed ‘up for anything’ attitude.
The MINI Roadster’s footprint closely mirrors that of the MINI Convertible. However, the elegant roofline is more than 20 mm lower than its four-seater sibling thanks to heavily raked A-pillars, angled backwards by an extra 13 degrees over the MINI Convertible, allowing the Roadster to cut a distinctive, low-slung and visually stretched stance.
Key to the MINI Roadster’s appeal to buyers is its unique canvas roof. The tailored canvas soft-top offers robust, all-season durability with an easy opening and closing semi-automatic operation as part of the standard specification. When opened, the roof folds down flat behind the seats, keeping the car’s elegantly sweeping lines intact. And since the outer skin of the roof faces upwards, there is no need for any additional cover.
MINI enthusiasts will immediately recognise the interior of the Roadster; all the classic MINI trademark features – including the much-loved large central circular speedo, the rev counter behind the steering wheel and the toggle switches – are present in the two-seater cabin. The package includes sports seats fitted as standard in the MINI Cooper S Roadster, MINI Cooper SD Roadster and MINI John Cooper Works Roadster, which provide outstanding lateral support during cornering.
Two-seater roadsters have a tendency to lack practicality but that’s not the case with the MINI Roadster. It has a 240 litres of luggage space, plus the high-opening tailgate and low boot sill make loading cargo simplicity itself. A ski-hatch through-loading system that can also be opened from either seat provides added versatility.
Powerful and fuel-efficient engines
Power for the MINI Roadster comes from the latest generation of fuel-efficient four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. Outputs range from 122 hp in the MINI Cooper Roadster to 211 hp in the highly desirable flagship MINI John Cooper Works Roadster. MINI’s performance diesel engine, the 143 hp Cooper SD launched earlier this year, is also available and the line-up is completed with the Cooper S which offers 184 hp.
Fuel economy stretches from 38.7mpg to 62.8mpg, while CO2 emissions are as low as just 118g/km on the Cooper SD. Even the MINI John Cooper Works Roadster emits only 169g/km. A full technical breakdown for each model is given below.
Classic Roadster dynamics with advanced technology
Like the MINI Coupé, the MINI Roadster is fitted with an active rear spoiler that’s integrated into the tailgate. It extends automatically as soon as the car reaches 50 mph and drops back at 37 mph, though can also be operated manually using a button in the control panel on the windscreen frame.
Electric Power Steering (EPS) with speed-sensitive assistance is standard on the MINI Roadster, generating sure-footed, predictable and precise cornering. However, a Sport button on the centre console, standard on all MINI Roadster models, allows the driver to adjust the car’s steering characteristics and accelerator responses. If the optional six-speed automatic gearbox is specified, pressing this button also shortens shift times.
MINIMALISM environmental technology as standard
All versions of the MINI Roadster come with the critically acclaimed MINIMALISM environmental technology as standard, providing exceptional powertrain efficiency. Features such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop, Shift Point Display and Electric Power Steering help to make efficient use of fuel with low emissions.
High standard specification and extensive range of options
The MINI Roadster’s generous list of standard equipment includes rear Park Distance Control, air conditioning and an audio system with MP3-compatible CD player, DAB radio and AUX IN connection. Safety features include front and head-thorax airbags, an extremely rigid windscreen frame and polished stainless steel roll-over bars for outstanding occupant protection.
The MINI Roadster can be enhanced in an almost unlimited number of ways. An extensive list of interior and exterior styling, convenience and technology options is available. These include a wide range of entertainment, communication and navigation systems, plus MINI Connected with web radio, Google services, RSS news feeds and in-car access to Facebook and Twitter. Also available as an option are part-leather Recaro sport seats with integrated head rests plus lateral and extended thigh support. They come embossed with a ‘John Cooper Works by Recaro’ logo.
The MINI Roadster is available in two non-metallic and six metallic paint shades. In keeping with British roadster tradition, the roof remains in black. Sport stripes, available in three colours for the bonnet, boot lid and rear apron, allow owners to add an extra personal touch.
MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: Four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI Turbo technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc, output: 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (280 Nm/207 lb-ft with Overboost at 2,000 – 5,100 rpm). Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.5 seconds, top speed: 237 km/h (147 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 7.3 litres/100 kilometres (38.7 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 169 g/km.
MINI Cooper S Roadster: Four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI Turbo technology. Displacement: 1,598 cc, output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,500 rpm, max. torque: 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm (260 Nm/192 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,730 – 4,500 rpm). Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.0 seconds, top speed: 227 km/h (141 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 6.0 litres/100 kilometres (47.1 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 139 g/km.
MINI Cooper SD Roadster: Four-cylinder turbodiesel with MINI Turbo technology. Displacement: 1,995 cc, output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm, max. torque: 305 Nm/225 lb-ft at 1,750 – 2,700 rpm. Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 8.1 seconds, top speed: 212 km/h (132 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 4.5 litres/100 kilometres (62.8 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 118 g/km.
MINI Cooper Roadster: Four-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management. Displacement: 1,598 cc, output: 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm, max. torque: 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm. Acceleration 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 9.2 seconds, top speed: 199 km/h (124 mph). Average fuel consumption according to EU: 5.7 litres/100 kilometres (49.6 mpg imp), CO2 emissions: 133 g/km.
Figures are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.
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