This is the sixth model in the MINI range – the production MINI Roadster, which is essentially a cabriolet version of the MINI Coupe.
I like the look of this one a little more than the MINI Coupe which was launched recently in Malaysia, though the MINI Coupe probably benefits from having a fixed roof improving its chassis rigidity, so it should handle a wee bit better.
I think the MINI Roadster also looks much better than the MINI Cabriolet, but loses two seats in the progress of course. It sits 20mm lower to the ground than the Cabriolet. The windscreen is more steeply raked. Luggage space is about 240 litres. There’s an active rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h.
Engine options include a range of 4 cylinder engines. The Cooper Roadster has a 122hp/160Nm normally aspirated 1.6 litre engine, while the Cooper S Roadster has 184hp/240Nm via a turbo. There’s a 211hp/260Nm tune for the JCW. For oil burner lovers, there’s the Cooper SD Roadster with 143hp/305Nm.
Look after the jump for a mega gallery of the MINI Roadster.