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Mini roadster takes aim at TT

2009-09-15 13:50

Following the MINI Coupé Concept, BMW is showing a Roadster version at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

When it goes into production in 2010 it will rival popular two-seaters such as the Audi TT and Mazda MX-5.

With typical MINI styling cues the Roadster also has a much sportier stance with a low roofline, high waist and oversized wheelarches. Like the Mini Convertible the Roadster Concept gets a fabric top which folds neatly behind the occupants’ heads.

Regardless of whether the roof is raised or lowered, there are 250 litres of luggage space.

Furthermore there is a clever lockable compartment linking the cabin to the boot which means one can reach into the rear storage area from inside the car.

Under the bonnet lies the same 1.6-litre turbocharged engine as in the Cooper S.

A clever dash-mounted display called NatureGuard reveals how efficiently the car is being driven.

There are also gearshift and gravity indicators, the latter showing cornering force. 


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