Mini unveils new 2012 Mini Roadster

Size isn’t everything — and who knows more about that than longtime automaker Mini? If we have learned anything from Mini throughout the years it’s the old adage that big things do come in small packages and the new Mini Roadster is a testament to that.

Perfectly combining sportiness with style and size, the new Mini Roadster is a soft-top version of the Mini Coupe and is the brand’s first open-top two-seater. The roadster shares a lot of similarities with its Coupe cousin, but it measures 20 mm lower and offers a larger trunk space.

Under the hood (or bonnet, to satisfy your inner Brit) the Mini Roadster will offer a variety of options. There are four models to choose from, all of which will offer various degrees of performance levels – from the standard Cooper Roadster’s 1.6-liter 122-horspeower engine to the John Cooper Works Roadsters 211-horspower engine. The Mini Roadster is sure to offer up something fun and enjoyable for every driver.

Each of the four models will make its way stateside, but at this time final pricing for the Mini Roadster has not been confirmed.