Twilight Approaches For The MINI Coupe And MINI Roadster
|   Saturday, March 21, 2015
Changes are happening at the MINI plant in Oxford: while global demand for the new three-door MINI, respectively the five-door one (the latter launched a few months ago), is still growing, two types of model approach their final destination.

The two models in question are the MINI Coupe and MINI Roadster - both two-seat models – and will finish their career together, according to schedule. By this move the British manufacturer continues its generational change program in terms of production at its plant in Oxford.
Now, the new five door MINI is produced out there in seven motorization variants, as well as the three doors MINI.

Initially, the MINI Coupe was launched in the Green Hell: the new model had its world premiere in the 24 hour race which takes place at Nordschleife at the Nürburgring, shortly before its appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in 2011. The MINI John Cooper Works Coupe endurance had a successful participation in the famous endurance challenge, highlighting not only the sporting qualities, but also the reliability of the first two-seater model in the MINI range.

Since then, the MINI Coupe offered a special driving experience by offering a brand specific go-kart feeling ensured by specific suspension tuning, lowered center of gravity and a rear spoiler that extends automatically at high speeds. Perfectly adapted to its dynamic, with an unmistakable shape of the roof, along with an integrated spoiler, the flat silhouette made the MINI Coupe enjoy a sporty and distinctive aura.

The latest proof of popularity enjoyed by the MINI Coupe was the victory in the category "Best Cars 2015" poll conducted among readers of the German magazine "Auto, motor und sport". Now the leaderboard winner in the category of small cars enters the home stretch with the MINI Roadster, whose career has been defined by pure fun and pleasure of driving a convertible, which will conclude its career.

The British manufacturer of premium models managed to conquer an attractive segment with the MINI Roadster model. The first two-seater convertible in the history of the brand has a fabric roof that opens very quickly - either manually or semi-automatic as an option. Furthermore, the MINI Roadster - the MINI Coupe also - provides an impressive degree of functionality through the spacious trunk.

The new MINI generation continues to offer the unique excitement of the brand in a growing diversity. Like the three-door MINI, the new five-door MINI offers four petrol engines and three diesel ones, covering a range between 55 kW / 75 hp and 141 kW / 192 hp. The latest member is the supreme athlete, the MINI John Cooper Works, whose four-cylinder turbo engine sets in motion the greatest power mounted on a series model of the brand: 170 kW / 231 hp.

However, the MINI plant in Oxford will continue to produce a convertible. The MINI Convertible is available with three options of petrol engines and two diesels and the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible model comes to finish the formula.

In the premium compact class segment, the MINI Countryman and MINI Paceman continue their successful journey. The five-seater and the Sports Activity Coupe also have a wide range of engines. In addition, both models can be fitted with an optional ALL4 all-wheel drive system, which was developed specifically for MINI.
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