The MINI Roadster guaranties race car
feeling and top-down driving excitement
Munich - This spring sees the market
launch of the first open-top two-seater in company history – in the
guise of the MINI Roadster. The sixth model from the British premium
carmaker is an elegant, sporty compact car for discerning drivers who
value high-class design, powerful engines and precision suspension. This
typical MINI interpretation of a compact roadster unites purist
sportiness with the spontaneous fun of driving around town with the top
MINI has faithfully reproduced its
hallmark design language within the proportions of a roadster, bestowing
on the open-top two-seater its unmistakable look and highlighting its
elegant, sweeping silhouette even with the roof closed. The MINI
Roadster’s soft-top can be quickly and easily opened by hand – allowing
for spontaneous, concentrated top-down driving pleasure.
Moreover, with its 240-litre, visually
distinct boot, the MINI Roadster offers versatile loading options,
thanks in particular to the wide through-loading aperture behind the
seats. The padded stainless steel roll-over bars and the windscreen
frame round off the car’s elegant design – while at the same time
ensuring optimal safety for both driver and passenger.
Powerful engines in tandem with precisely
tuned suspension systems generate the customary MINI go-kart feeling.
Meanwhile, front-wheel drive – another hallmark brand attribute – teams
up with chassis technology of a quality unmatched in the small car
segment to ensure unequalled driving fun. Also playing their part are
the standard-fitted Dynamic Stability Control system and optimal
aerodynamics even with the top down – thanks to an active rear spoiler
which automatically extends when the MINI Roadster reaches 80 km/h (50
MINI Roadster drivers can also savour
their car’s premium character in its high-quality range of standard
equipment, which includes air conditioning, electrically adjustable
exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, height-adjustable seats and an
MP3-capable audio system with CD player and AUX IN connection. On the
exterior paintwork front, the MINI Roadster has a palette of two
non-metallic and six metallic shades to choose from, as well as three
Sport Stripes variants for the bonnet, boot lid and rear aprons. The
soft-top is black, in true British tradition. On the inside, the MINI
Roadster likewise offers a diversity of design options, with seat and
upholstery variants ranging from sporty/compact to elegant. They include
exclusive piped sports seats in the colour shade Toffy, as well as black
sports seats in Punch Leather with beige perforations, and any of six
different trim strip options.
Fans of open-top motoring will find the
perfect accessories for the road in the MINI Lifestyle Collection.
Whether you’re driving the new MINI Roadster or a MINI Convertible, MINI
makes sure you kick off the open-air season in style. Sunglasses are
indispensable companions in fine weather – both behind the wheel and in
the passenger seat. The highlight feature of the Vintage Look
SunglassesJohn is a colourful Union Jack print on the inside of the
earpieces. The Peter sunglasses, meanwhile, are a fashionable
interpretation of the trendy Wayfarer silhouette with a Black Jack
pattern on the inside.
The casual Street Cap with Union Jack
badge will protect you against the wind, while the colourful Union Jack
Scarf with an artistic UK flag design serves as an all-purpose head
scarf or neck scarf. MINI Lifestyle Collection accessories are available
on the internet at www.MINI.com/shop and from select MINI dealers.
The MINI Roadster will be launched on the
market in four model variants. They range from the ultra-sporty MINI
John Cooper Works Roadster with a handsome 211 hp, to the elegant MINI
Cooper S Roadster and MINI Cooper Roadster, all the way to the frugal
MINI Cooper SD Roadster, which requires just 4.5 litres of fuel per 100
kilometres (62.77 mpg imp).