At the same technological base and platform as the coupe, the Roadster now offers open-top driving fun including the typical mini ride.
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Even visually the mini roadster looks very sleek, and also the interior to capture the hearts of friends of the British roadster world beat faster. The mix of classic toggle switches and the latest technology in combination with the fine leather-covered sport seats and the dashboard make the Roadster not only looks great but also a perfectly styled car for convertible fans. It suffers not the operation, all functions are logically placed, easy to find and easy to use.
The two-seater offers a very generous amount of space, only the adjustment requires seat with the doors closed hands with fingers that are similar to the shape and diameter of soup noodles. If you sometimes find the correct seat position, you feel in the sporty roadster designed very well. Even the luggage capacity of 240 liters for a car of this category of vehicles rather generously sized and can be a load-through hatch for skis or snowboard are enlarged.
Very fine and can be operated semi-automatic roof, according to a simple unlocking by hand, the thin fabric roof slides by pressing a button in a few seconds back and enjoy the leaves a open-air feeling.
By pressing a button gives you the 1.6 liter petrol engine to life, and the 211 hp (155 kW), sign up immediately with a sonorous sound of a word. The power delivery provides then with the sound of a race, because the faster you accelerate, the better the sound of the small turbo engine.
With a maximum torque of 260 Nm, which is available 1850-5600 rev / min, it has been down and out of a lot of power and can also drive gearshift. Here, the very short-ordinated 6-speed gearbox very much enjoy when switching, because the programs can be easily sorted and crisp.
Climb strongly on the gas, the mini-sprint in just 6.5 seconds from standstill to 100 km / h and up to 237 km / h. Accompanied by all is the magnificent exhaust note that is always present.
Above all, the road holding falls on particularly pleasant. Mini was the Roadster, the brand's typical go-kart feeling even more perfect, and you stick with the 375 cm long Roadster literally on the street. From 80 km / h, the retractable rear spoiler also supports and provides a better grip of downforce at the rear axle.
When you reach the limit of what is possible, you get feedback from the vehicle a pleasant and can defuse the situation even before the technical means to intervene. The fun factor is the new mini roadster therefore particularly high. Fits perfectly to the very direct steering, the steering follows the commands of the driver without delay and very precise.
We were also pleasantly surprised by the consumer. Anyone who buys a roadster in this class wants to enjoy the fun of driving and get the performance, what is the Mini John Cooper Works can also do roadster, without having to obtain astronomical fuel economy. On average, the open mini with 7.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers is satisfied, which is only 0.2 liters of the work specified by the consumer. When you remove the great acceleration of the roadster, you will surely be well below the 7.3 liters per 100 kilometers.
The Mini John Cooper Works Convertible Roadster is perfect for fans who yearn for pure driving fun. Its strengths are the excellent engine that is not only very powerful but also economical and a handling, which makes one hope for a curve forward to the next, almost as one with the mini "hooked curve" is. The iconic styling and an atmosphere with flair make out the little roadster also an eye-catcher that draws attention to itself joyous.