Over the world, there are many Mini adepts, and that’s natural, since Mini has built some fairly interesting vehicles over the years.
The Cooper S Roadster is no exception. There are three power options for this vehicle. The standard one is a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 181 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, while reaching a top speed of 141 mph and accelerating from 0 to 60 in 6.7 seconds. The fuel consumption for this engine is 27mpg in the city, and 35mpg on the highway. The second model is a naturally-aspirated version of the same engine that delivers 121 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque. The more powerful, thus much more expensive John Cooper Works Roadster boasts 208 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.
The transmission is either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic (except for the JCW Roadster that is exclusive to the manual transmission). These transmissions send power to the Cooper S Roadster’s front-wheel drive.
The interior design isn’t that much different from the Cooper S Convertible. We still get the gigantic speedometer, which is now getting pretty old. The top is either automatic or manual. We recommend you get the automatic model, but if you opt for the manual, it isn’t very hard to operate either. The extra cost for the automatic is $750.
Thanks to the wind deflector between the headrests, the noise while driving with the top off isn’t excruciating, and one can have a conversation with the other person in the vehicle, even at high speeds.
The pricing starts at $25,000 for the standard model, which can go up to the mid 30s with all the options installed. The most expensive model, the JCW Roadster starts at $35,000, and can cost as much as $50,000 with every option available installed.