Monday, October 31, 2011

Official: 2012 Mini Roadster details, images revealed

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This is the car Mini expects a fair few of you have been waiting for, and the cheeky Anglo-German outfit has dropped a Bunker Buster full of information on it. The 2012 Mini Roadster with its manual soft top is the sixth addition to the relentlessly expanding little family; the first two-seater convertible to ever wear the winged Mini badge.

It sits 20 millimeters lower than a traditional Mini convertible, a fact expected to help its handling just as much as the exclusive chassis tuning, electronic differential lock control, rollover bars and active rear spoiler.

The Roadster's four different flavors will get four different engines, from the 2.0-liter turbodiesel with 143-horsepower and 225 pound-feet in the Cooper SD Roadster up to the John Cooper Works trip with 211 hp coming from a 1.6-liter TwinPower Turbo. There's an evening's worth of reading after the jump and a slew of high-res photos in the attached gallery, though, so no need to dally here taking our word for it.

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