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.