Many fans of the Mini have been waiting for quite some time for details and photos of the 2012 Mini Roadster to come out. Now, the wait is finally over as more information and photos of the new Mini are finally revealed.
Not a few auto enthusiasts got excited when they learned that the new Mini will have a manual soft top. The sixth edition of probably the most popular compact car available is also the first two-seater convertible in the brood. The 2012 Mini Roadster is also 20 millimeters lower than the previous Mini convertible. The change aims to help improve the handling of the car. Other improvements include exclusive chassis tuning, new rollover bars, electronic differential lock control and active spoilers.
The 2012 Mini Roadster comes in four different variants with four different engines. The Mini Cooper SD Roadster has a 143 horsepower 4 cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower Turbo technology. The Mini Cooper Roadster has a 122 hp 4 cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology. The Mini Cooper S Roadster features a 184 hp 4 cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower technology. Finally, the Mini John Cooper Works Roadster boasts a 212 hp 4 cylinder engine with Mini TwinPower technology and many technological details borrowed from motor sport.
Car fanatics will also appreciate the bespoke colors and materials used for the 2012 Mini Roadster as well as the high-quality equipment in it that include speed-sensitive steering assistance, Park Distance Control, MP3 compatible audio system and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors. Despite the improvements though, the 2012 Mini Roadster will still carry the unmistakable Mini style that car lovers have grown to love over the years.
Optional accessories include black headlight housing, Harman Kardon speakers, Mini navigation system, web radio, Mission Control and RSS news feeds, Google services and even in-car use of Facebook and Twitter.