The MINI Roadster is the sixth derivative in the current MINI line-up, joining the Hatch, Convertible, Clubman, Countryman and Coupé in MINI’s modest but successful portfolio of motors.
With a retractable roof, a spoiler on the rear and a stylish crust, this four-wheeler is the sportier (and cheekier) follow-up to the popular Coupé - but is it any good? We took it for a spin…
MINI Cooper SD Roadster: Tech
The Roadster comes complete with MINI Connected, the brand’s app-based multimedia system, which gives you access to both your Facebook and Twitter updates via an on-board monitor that’s conveniently placed at the centre of the MINI’s trademark central circular speedo.
There’s also a built-in sat nav system on board – a welcome feature is the ability to export addresses previously searched for on Google Maps to the on-board navigation system - DAB radio and you can even access RSS feeds to keep yourself up to date with the latest goings-on.
MINI Cooper SD Roadster: Specs
6-speed manual gearbox
MINI Cooper SD Roadster: Performance
The MINI Cooper SD (disel) Roadster has two seats, a retractable roof, a top speed of 132mph and goes from 0-62mph in 8.1 seconds.
MINI Cooper SD Roadster: Verdict
It’s solid and stylish, comes loaded with essential road trip kit and with a spacious boot to, err, boot, it’s the ideal weekend getaway motor.
MINI United, the summer festival hosted by MINI, is back with a stellar line-up of top acts including Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Beth Ditto and Gossip, The Ting Tings and a host of events for MINI enthusiasts. Taking place on the 11th-13th May, at the renowned Circuit Paul Ricard at Le Castelle - a three-day ticket costs just £37.00. Tickets are on sale now - www.MINIspace.com/MINIunited
MINI Cooper Roadster Review: Hands-on
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The MINI Cooper Roadster is small, smart and sophisticated but don’t be fooled by its minute frame – there's a beast lurking under the hood
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