2014 MINI MINI-Roadster Overview
The Mini Coupe and Roadster are sport-oriented offshoots of the regular Hardtop that have room for two people. The Coupe has a unique helmet-style roof design, and both body styles are available in base and S trim levels, with S models turbocharged for more power. Although there's no car quite like a Mini, competitors include the Volkswagen GTI, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Scion FR-S.
Chrome roll bars and a manual soft-top with glass rear window give the Roadster a signature look from its counterparts. 15-inch wheels come standard, but available 16- or 17- inch alloy wheels optional. Additional features include xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and fog lamps.
The Mini has two seats in simulated leather, cloth, or leather upholstery in multiple colors. Air conditioning with a climate-controlled glove box; available automatic air conditioning, center-mounted speedometer, multifunction steering wheel with audio and speed controls, and an openometer tracks how much time you've driven with the top down. Additional options include heated seats, navigation system, Recaro sport seats, Mini Connected system with a 6.5-inch screen, USB/iPod port, smartphone connectivity and voice recognition, and Harman Kardon premium stereo.
Under the Hood
The Roadster is fitted with a 121-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with an available 181-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder in the S models. The engines use premium gas, come standard in front-wheel drive, and six-speed manual transmission; available six-speed automatic. Performance-oriented suspension comes standard with an available electronically locking differential.
Antilock brakes, electronic stability system, and side-impact airbags come standard with the Mini Roadster. Rear parking sensors available for upgrade.
*Overview Courtesy of Cars.com