MINI releases the first video of the new MINI Roadster. The sporty roadster joins the extended MINI family and together with the MINI Coupe, will attempt to attract new customers to the brand.

The latest addition to the range is the sixth model in the brand’s current line-up and the first open-top two-seater in its history, an interpretation of the compact, two-seater sports car concept with manually-opening soft-top roof.

The Roadster sits more than 20 millimeters lower than the MINI Convertible and has an elegantly sweeping roadster look thanks to heavily raked A-pillars and a waistline rising up slightly along the length of the body towards the flat rear end.

Under the hood, the MINI Roadster includes latest-generation four-cylinder engines with the most powerful petrol and diesel units in the MINI line-up: MINI John Cooper Works Roadster with 155 kW/211 hp, MINI Cooper S Roadster with 135 kW/184 hp, MINI Cooper Roadster with 90 kW/122 hp, MINI Cooper SD Roadster with 105 kW/143 hp.

Watch below the Roadster in full-driving mode.