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2012 MINI Cooper Roadster official debut
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Finally the MINI has revealed the final production version of the Roadster. At the 2011 SEMA few days before, 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster was released, it’s immediately attracted the attention of fans. Globally, MINI will offer four variants of the Roadster: Cooper Roadster, SD Roadster, S Roadster and John Cooper Works (JCW) Roadster.

Notable highlights include a steeply raked windscreen, stainless steel roll bars and an active rear spoiler which deploys at 80 km/h (50 mph). Overall length comes in at 12.25 feet, while width is just over 5.5 feet and the height is 4.5 feet. The MINI Roadster’s wheelbase comes in at 8 feet, and to save weight and complexity the folding roof mechanism is manually operated.
In Europe, the Roadster will launch next spring in four flavors including the base Cooper with a 122HP 1.6-liter petrol, the Cooper SD with a 143HP 2.0-liter turbo diesel, the Cooper S with a 184HP 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol and the flagship John Cooper Works model fitted with a 1.6-liter turbo petrol pushing out 211HP. In North America, the Roadster will most likely be available exclusively with gasoline engines.
Inside, the cabin is instantly recognizable thanks to a center-mounted speedometer, a wide dashboard and circular air vents. The boot only holds 240 liters (8.5 cubic feet) of luggage, but a pass-through opening enhances practicality. The MINI brand also promises changes with the four-seat Convertible thanks to the lower center of gravity, bespoke chassis set-up, improved rigidity and optimized aerodynamic properties.

EU Engine variants:
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.

Photo 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster

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