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MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept

MINI Roadster Concept interior
Make MINI
Model Roadster Concept
Concept year 2009
Production year -
Engine 1.6 litre turbocharged

The MINI Roadster Concept was unveiled alongside the Mini Coupe Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The front end is the same as on the MINI Convertible all the way to the A-pillars, however the windscreen is raked back at a greater angle which gives the Roadster a more sporting appearance befitting the model.

A short luggage compartment lid forms the rear panel behind the roof folding up into compact dimensions and providing convenient access to the luggage compartment separated from the passenger compartment. With the roof closed this gives the car a notchback look clearly identifying the MINI Roadster Concept from the MINI Convertible.

The high waistline highlights the sporting character of the MINI Roadster even more than on the current production models. In conjunction with the large wheels and the black stripe extending round the body at the bottom, this creates a particularly compact look.

The passenger compartment, which is limited to two seats, is protected whenever required by a high-quality textile roof designed to fit snugly over the cockpit. The distance between the windscreen frame at the front and the rear end of the roof behind the seats is deliberately kept to a minimum, with the soft roof merging smoothly into the body. A low seating position means that despite the low roof there is plenty of headroom for both driver and passenger.

The soft top on the MIIN Roadster opens and closes manually in taking only a few seconds thanks to the compact dimensions of the roof. The decision to not give the MINI Roadster a powered top was done to reduce weight and cost.

The interior of the MINI Roadster features the same quirky and unique style as all other MINI models. Wide-opening doors allow easy entry and exit even with the top up. The sports seats are finished in high quality Lounge leather with a striking weave pattern covering the central sections. The steering wheel is a three-spoke, leather wrapped affair with multifunction buttons. The rev counter on the MINI Roadster Concept again comes directly behind the steering wheel, with the speedometer forming part of the central instrument in the upper section of the centre console. A new instrument is added to the MINI Roadster's equipment called the 'Nature Guard'. This function tells the driver how efficiently they are driving at the moment and whether the position of the gas pedal is appropriate for the speed at which the car is traveling and the gear selected. At a glance, therefore, the driver can see how to save fuel.

The MINI Roadster measures 3,714 millimetres (146.2") in length and 1,683 millimetres (66.3") in width. Height of the car is 1,356 millimetres )53.4").


Similar and related vehicles:
MINI Coupe Concept
MINI Crossover Concept
MINI Traveller
MINI Concept Geneva
MINI BioMoke
MINI ACV 30
MINI Spiritual


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