2014 MINI ROADSTER: Mini Roadster owners have been soaking up the sun and moon since the classic Mini officially first open top 34 years ago. The Mini Roadster is a tad more radical than the Convertible model when it comes to combating the airstream. Its A-columns have a greater tilt angle, and from a speed of 80 km/h the active rear spoiler automatically extends to optimise aerodynamic balance. As all Mini Coopers, the two-seat soft-top Roadster is devilishly fast, containing the soul of a sports car and heart of a Mini. For MY2014, the Roadster is available in Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works, as well as Premium, Sport, Cold Weather and Technology packages. Each variant offers a bulldog stance, rigid body structure, rip-roaring ride, fuel-sipping engine and unlimited headroom that's more fun than one person can handle. Hence the two passenger cockpit. Standard equipment for this model year includes semi-automatic roof and rear wind deflector, as well as Bluetooth. Three of the most-popular options add dual-pane panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers and automatic climate control. There are three variations of the 1.6 liter four-cylinder engines offered, starting with the 121 horsepower edition, then, moving up to the middle level that adds a turbo and packs 181hp. Or, tear up the pavement with the John Cooper Works edition, which is fitted with a well-tuned 208hp 1.6L turbo and matched to a six-speed manual Getrag gearbox. That setup clocks 0-to-60 mph in six-seconds, while achieving up to 35 mpg on highways. Factory-issued accessories include handpick tuning kits, chassis upgrades, exterior parts, and cockpit elements to create your own race-inspired demon.
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