MINI Roadster revealed at Detroit image

The British based brand MINI has recently presented the Roadster model, at the press days of the 2012 Detroit Motor Show.

Even if the MINI Roadster isn’t quite what you can call a new model, the vehicle is getting ready for its over-seas market launch, with a first step already being made, by officially presenting it at the 2012 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. According to the car manufacturer, the MINI Roadster is 3.728 mm long, 1.638 mm wide and 1.390 mm high, being actually 3 mm shorter, 47 mm narrower and 25 mm lower than the other drop-top in the lineup, the Cabriolet.

The Mini Roadster unveiled at the 2012 NAIAS in Detroit isn’t coming with anything new and it’s still the same sister car to the recently introduced MINI Coupe and a rival to the iconic Mazda MX-5 and the upcoming Citroen DS3 Cabriolet. The US MINI Roadster is expected to go on sale with the 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine in its three stages of tune, the naturally aspirated version with its 121 horsepower, the twin-scroll turbocharged version with the 181 horsepower and the John Cooper Works with the 208 horsepower. There’s no official word on the US-spec MINI Roadster yet.