The numbers are in from MINI
, and it looks like it will cost you about $3,000 more for the all-new MINI Roadster
than for its MINI Coupe
equivalent. As with most MINI models, three performance variants will be offered.
The least expensive way to to go topless in a two-seat MINI is the 2012 MINI Cooper Roadster, which will start at $25,050 for the 121-horsepower convertible. Expect a leisurely 0-60 mph run of 9.2 seconds, on your way to a top speed of 124 mph.
If you want more power and improved handling, the 2012 MINI Cooper S Roadster will set you back $28,050 for wind-in-your-hair fun with 184-horsepower. This buys you a 0-60 time of 7 seconds, and a top speed of 141 mph.
If you want even more thrust and bigger brakes to scrub it off, only the 206-horsepower, 2012 MINI John Cooper Works Roadster will do. Expect to pay $35,200 for this model, before you begin adding options, but it will get you from 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds before topping out at 147 mph.
Expect to see MINI Roadster models hit dealerships next spring.
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