2012 Mini Roadster Cooper S Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster - Road Test Specs

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Convertible

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2012 Mini Cooper Roadster S 2dr Convertible (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 2dr 2-passenger Convertible
Estimated MSRP$28,050


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,598/98
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)181 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)177 @ 1,600
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.308, II = 2.13, III = 1.483, IV = 1.139, V = 0.949, VI = 0.816, R = 3.231
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.706


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)14
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size195/55R16 87V
Wheel size16-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)6.7

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)27/35/30
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,745
Length (in.)147.0
Width (in.)66.3
Height (in.)54.7
Wheelbase (in.)97.1
Track, front (in.)57.2
Track, rear (in.)57.5
Turning circle (ft.)35.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.7
Headroom, front (in.)39.6
Shoulder room, front (in.)50.3
Seating capacity2
Trunk volume (cu-ft)8.5
GVWR (lbs.)3,329
Ground clearance (in.)5.3


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles

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