• New details on the next MINI Roadster & Coupé

Maybe the most highly anticipated Mini models are the next Coupe and Roadster, both previewed by a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. These models will be showcasing not only a sportier look, but they will also result in a sportier driving experience than any similar MINI product before them. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for either one of them because they will both be unveiled in 2011; first the roadster in the late spring and the coupe a few months later.

Both models will get a redesigned front and rear fascia and unique hood designs. The models will also feature exclusive trim and color options. 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.

We’ll bring more details on the MINI Coupe and Roadster as soon as we receive them.


Source: MotoringFile

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  (542) posted on 05.11.2010

Too low, IMO this is good for 2-3 persons only with it’s low ground clearance there is no doubt that it would touch the ground once it encounters a humps or rocks.

  (462) posted on 05.10.2010

I really like both of them. Low center of gravity will aid handling and styling looks more aggressive.

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