2012 Mini Coupe and Roadster images leaked
After Mini unveiled the Coupe and Roadster concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, they announced both would be followed by a production version shortly. Today we can bring you the first illustrations, patent-office drawings actually, of the production version models.
The Coupe Concept is powered by a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged power unit carried over from the MINI John Cooper Works. The engine delivers 211 hp and a peak torque of 192 lb-ft. The Roadster concept is powered by a 1.6 Liter twin scroll turbocharged engine, the same power plant that is used in the MINI Cooper S. Boasting go-fast-goodies, like direct gasoline injection, the boosted mill generates a maximum output of 175 HP and peak torque of 177 lb-ft.
These models seem to follow closely to the forward momentum Mini is trying to gain to expand its market and boost sales. The use of the John Cooper Works engine further illustrates this point considering Mini has been using this model to appeal to the male portion of the population. Both models will be priced at just over $30,000, with sales to begin next summer.
Source: Inside Line