There is no doubt that MINI Cooper is one of the best cars on the market. Now, there is a new version, which brings even more pleasure and excitement – 2012 Cooper Roadster. The car is practically the same as the MINI Roadster Concept.

MINI keeps the nice and primary go-kart feeling, but with a number of safety features like bespoke chassis set-up, low centre of gravity, torsionally rigid body and optimised aerodynamic properties. 2012 MINI Roadster comes with Electric Power Steering and DSC as standard. As an option, you can order EDLC - Electronic Differential Lock Control, which is standard in the John Cooper Works version. The new MINI roadster also has roll-over bars in polished stainless steel and active rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h.

The interior is practically the same - center-mounted speedometer, a wide dashboard and circular air vents. But there are also bespoke colour and materials concept for upholstery and trim elements.

2012 MINI Roadster Interior

The standard equipment includes speed-sensitive steering assistance, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, air conditioning and audio system with MP3-compatible CD player and AUX IN connection.

Options list is large, but some of the extras are black headlight housing, xenon Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Access, automatic climate control and the Always Open Timer. There are also wide range of entertainment and communications options: Harman Kardon hi-fi loudspeaker system, MINI navigation system, MINI Connected features including Driving Excitement app, web radio, Google services, RSS news feeds, Mission Control, and in-car use of Facebook and Twitter.

No doubt, that 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster is a brilliant small car, which will bring joy to its owners.

Check out the specifications, below!

2012 MINI Roadster

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Specifications:

MINI John Cooper Works Roadster:

Four-cylinder petrol engine with MINI TwinPower Turbo technology and numerous technological details carried over directly from motor sport. 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 TwinPower 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 Roadster:

Four-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group's VALVETRONIC technology. 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.

MINI Cooper SD Roadster:

Four-cylinder turbodiesel with MINI TwinPower 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.

Exterior dimensions:

Length: 3,734 millimetres (MINI Cooper Roadster: 3,728 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 3,758 millimetres) Width: 1,683 millimetres Height: 1,390 millimetres (MINI Cooper Roadster: 1,384 millimetres, MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: 1,391 millimetres) Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres

Source: MINI