The all-new Mini Roadster will cost from £18,020 when it goes on sale in spring next year
17 April 2012

The all-new Mini Roadster will cost from £18,020 when it goes on sale this month.

The two-seat Roadster is the sixth variant in Mini’s range and will join the Hatch, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman and Coupe.

Like the Coupe, the Mini Roadster is available with a choice of four engines - three petrol and one diesel. The three petrol units found in the Cooper, Cooper S and flagship JCW (John Cooper Works) produce 120bhp, 181bhp and 208bhp respectively. The 2.0-litre diesel Cooper SD produces 141bhp and a claimed 62.8mpg.

Gearbox choices on all models include the standard model's six-speed manual or the optional six-speed automatic 'box (apart from on the JCW, which retains a manual set-up.)

Standard kit across the Roadster board includes rear parking sensors and an MP3-compatible DAB audio system. Also on the list are front and occupant head airbags and polished stainless-steel roll-over bars.

Mini Roadster UK OTR pricing:

Mini Cooper Roadster £18,020Mini Cooper S Roadster £20,905Mini Cooper SD Roadster £21,630Mini JCW Roadster £24,860

Simon Truscott

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17 April 2012

[quote Autocar]The all-new Mini Roadster will cost from £18,020 when it goes on sale in spring next year[/quote]

Next spring? I didn't realise it was still that far away. I'm surprised any company is willing to release prices for a car that won't be launched for another year.

I first thought it was an Autocar typo, yet the official Mini press release also says: 'MINI Roadster will arrive in UK showrooms next spring'

17 April 2012

[quote Paul123]Next spring? I didn't realise it was still that far away. [/quote]

My thoughts exactly. It'll look dated by then.

Myk

17 April 2012

[quote Fidji]

It'll look dated by then.

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Which on top of already being ugly isn't a great start in life.

17 April 2012

[quote Myk]

[quote Fidji]

It'll look dated by then.

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Which on top of already being ugly isn't a great start in life.

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But then again, all babies look wrinkly and ugly.

DKW

17 April 2012

Funny how BMW has protected the dignity of the Rolls Royce brand but has done the opposite with Mini. And what happened to the 'Mini by Goodwood' with the Rolls Royce interior we were promised?

17 April 2012

[quote DKW] what happened to the 'Mini by Goodwood' with the Rolls Royce interior we were promised?[/quote]

It is on sale, in Harrods.

Edit: You can buy one through any dealer, but there is one on display in Harrods and you can order there too.

Myk

17 April 2012

[quote The Colonel]

Edit: You can buy one through any dealer, but there is one on display in Harrods and you can order there too.

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Don't rush now everyone. Form an orderly queue.

17 April 2012

No, it's definitely a mistake. The car is on the Mini website (order a brochure/pre-book a test drive) and they are showing lots of TV ads for it with two guys perched precariously over a ledge in one. It's a bizarre ad.

There's no way they'd be doing all that for a car that's still a year away. The fact that the same description was in both the Mini press release and the Autocar article simply proves that most news reports on this site are just regurgitated PR trimmed to fit the required word count. Having compared the two docs side by side, there is nothing in the Autocar article which is not cut n' pasted from the Mini PR spiel.

17 April 2012

[quote disco.stu]No, it's definitely a mistake. The car is on the Mini website (order a brochure/pre-book a test drive) and they are showing lots of TV ads for it with two guys perched precariously over a ledge in one. It's a bizarre ad.[/quote]

It is a rubbish advert, but I think you're right - the Roadster isn't a year away.

17 April 2012

Well I saw one in something akin to BRG last night. It was 100% a roadster. It went past me as I parked and I thought it was a cab and I was seeing things, but it went back past as I walked away from my car. Looked OK but just like a 2 seater convertible, not exciting...

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