• MINI Coupe and Roadster could hit dealerships by 2011

MINI’s two new birthday cars are closer to seeing the production line, according to MotoringFile.

The MINI Coupe and Roadster, which made their world debut at the
Frankfurt Motor Show as part of MINI’s 50th year anniversary, also made an appearance at the just-finished LA Auto Show and those in attendance dreaming of the day that the two cars would find its way to the assembly line may soon have their wishes granted.

MotoringFile is reporting that engineering for the Roadster and the Coupe has already begun and that the expected date of full production will be around October of next year.

If this in fact is true, then there should be a lot of whooping and hollering among MINI-holics the world over that have waited with baited breath for news that the Coupe Concept and the Roadster would be more than just two pretty birthday treats from MINI.


Source: Motoringfile

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  (428) posted on 02.9.2010

It looks sporty. There aren’t really that much in difference in power between a diesel and a gasoline SUV for me. I don’t really think that it needs that much speed as I like to see them as family cars. I just hope that this will be affordable though.

  (708) posted on 01.13.2010

This one is a "must" wait moment for Mini series, the coupe and the roadster. I think in the history of Mini, this is the first time they will release a car like this one and this is great especially competing with other cars and I feel that this one will attract retailers.

  (1332) posted on 12.10.2009

I remember the time when Smart cars were getting popular and today, they aren’t so popular anymore. I just wonder on what people’s preference are nowadays. Do they like smaller cars that burns less and travel more or just go with the hybrid.

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