The British based automaker MINI has recently released a new video with the Roadster model hitting the road one more time after it made its official debut in Detroit, earlier this year.
After the MINI Roadster has impressed the over-seas audience at the January Detroit Motor Show (NAIAS), the BMW sub-brand might have a surprise for us and bring its small drop-top at the Geneva Motor Show next month too. As a reminder, the MINI Roadster is using a manually operated soft top and it’s coming with a stainless steel roll-bar and an active rear spoiler (just like the Coupe), which automatically comes out at 80 km/h.
MINI says that the entry-level version of the Roadster will be powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine, developing a total output of 122 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 118 lb-ft available at 4,250 rpm. The 0 to 62 mph acceleration will be done in 9.2 seconds and the top speed will be 124 mph. The MINI Cooper S Roadster is next in the lineup and it’s coming with the same 1.6 liter engine, but this is now generating 184 HP and 177 lb-ft of torque. The JCW’s 1.6 liter engine will be developing, in the top of the line version, 211 HP and 192 lb-ft of torque, which will help the drop-top to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 6.5 seconds before hitting a top speed of 147 mph.