Rendering: MINI “Roadster” to launch at Frankfurt Auto Show

MINI | June 3rd, 2009 by 5
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There are several reports coming from different trusted sources who speak of the imminent unveiling of a MINI Roadster Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show …

Rendering: MINI Roadster to launch at Frankfurt Auto Show

There are several reports coming from different trusted sources who speak of the imminent unveiling of a MINI Roadster Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.

The two-seater concept is expected to offer a sportier and more dynamic look than the current MINI Convertible and it will feature a steeply raked windshield  and soft top.

It will use all the qualities that turned the MINI brand into a popular choice for many enthusiasts, but will take them to a new level, creating a small Roadster which will expand even further the offerings coming out of the Oxford plant.

The popular engines found in the MINI and John Cooper Works line-up, will make their way into the Roadster model as well, including the powerful but yet efficient, 1.6 liter twin-scroll turbo engine which outputs 211 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque.

The Roadster will go on sale in 2010 as the fifth model in the Mini range, after the forthcoming Mini crossover, followed shortly by a MINI-i model part of Project i initiative.

[Source: Autocar | Photo Credit: De Lusi /Larson ]

  • bunker

    Interesting…someone added Ben Harper behind the wheel in the rendering!

  • Randy

    That looks great!

  • Randy

    Nice looking car with just as much rear passenger room as the original MINI!

  • txdesign

    Hopefully it will be this daring. The concept on the cover of this month’s Auto, Motor und Sport is decidedly more pedestrian. Basically a convertible with a more slanted windshield and painted arches.

  • tony

    Woww im nt a big fan of Mini’s but i like this 1.

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