2012 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The production version of the new Mini Roadster is revealed.
- The 2012 Mini Roadster will make its public debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
- Mini dealers in the U.S. will begin selling the Roadster in the spring.
OXFORD, England — The final production version of the new 2012 Mini Roadster has been revealed, ahead of the car's public debut in January at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. U.S. dealers expect to begin selling the Roadster in the spring, with prices expected to start from around $24,000.
The two-passenger Roadster will be built alongside the recently released Mini Coupe at the BMW Group brand's plant here in the U.K. Both cars were shown as concepts at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show.
The Roadster will be offered with a choice of four-cylinder engines, including the familiar 1.6-liter that makes 121 horsepower in the base Cooper, as well as turbo variants rated at 181 hp in the Cooper and 208 hp in the top-of-the-line John Cooper Works.
Transmission choices include six-speed manual and automatic.
Edmunds.com says: The Mini family continues to grow.