BMW US announce prices for the Mini John Cooper works roadster, Cooper S and Cooper Roadster

BMW US announce prices for the Mini John Cooper works roadster, Cooper S and Cooper RoadsterThe 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. 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.

The hallmark MINI design language within the proportions of a roadster gives the first open-top two-seater in the history of MINI an unmistakable and irresistible charisma. Even with the roof closed, the MINI Roadster displays an elegant, sweeping silhouette, with the transition from soft-top to rear end highlighting its characteristic three-box design particularly clearly. This layout encompasses a clear visual separation of the car’s boot (capacity: 8.5 ft3) from the passenger compartment, while a wide through-loading system behind the seats enhances practicality.

The MINI Roadster will be available with a choice of three powerful yet also efficient engines. The model line-up ranges from the MINI Cooper Roadster (121 hp) and MINI Cooper S Roadster (181 hp), to the sharpest performer of all, the 208 hp MINI John Cooper Works Roadster.

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
Price: (US) $35,200

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
Price: (US) $28,050

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
Price: (US) $25,050

Editorial Team

The independent luxury magazine showcasing the finest and most luxurious things in life. Luxurious Magazine travels the world visiting the best resorts, hotel and restaurants to see whether they warrant the 'Luxurious Magazine' seal of approval. We also feature the latest news, finest products and services, luxury events and talk to leading personalities and celebrities.