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2013 MINI Roadster Convertible - Overview

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$25,550 – $35,700 MSRP

$23,505 – $32,845 Invoice

26 / 35 MPG City/Hwy


2013 MINI Roadster Convertible

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What's New for 2013:

  • Bluetooth connectivity is standard
  • Satellite radio is now optional
  • Revised Technology package
  • Roadster has standard semi-automatic roof
  • Roadster has standard rear wind deflector

Exterior Features
To create the Mini Cooper coupe and Roadster, the company changed the Cooper Hardtop and Convertible models by eliminating the rear seats and decreasing the roofline. New models are offered in standard, S, and John Cooper Works (JCW) trim.

Power exterior mirrors, an active rear spoiler, and aluminum wheels are standard on both models. Mini calls the Cooper coupe's top a "helmet roof," and Cooper Roadsters feature a semi-automatic manual convertible top that employs gas struts to help passengers grab and secure the roof when raising it.

Interior Features
The Mini coupe and Roadster are equipped with air conditioning, power windows, power door locks with remote keyless entry, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, trip computer with outside temperature indicator, floor mats, and leatherette seats. A 6-speaker stereo with HD Radio, USB/iPod connection, and an auxiliary audio input jack are also included, along with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity. An "Openometer" measures the amount of time spent driving the Cooper Roadster with the top down.

Optional Features
Minis can be optioned with a long list of packages, extra-cost features, and accessories.

Under the Hood
All versions of the 2013 Mini Cooper coupe and Roadster have a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission, each driving the front wheels.

The standard version of the engine generates 121 horsepower. In coupe and Roadster S models, it creates 181 horsepower and 177 lb.-ft. of torque, the latter peaking from 1,600 to 5,000 rpm due to turbocharging. The JCW models are also turbocharged, and they deliver 208 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque, with peak torque provided from 1,850 to 5,000 rpm. An "Overboost" function increases torque output for short periods of time in the S and JCW models.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Mini Cooper coupe and Roadster are:

  • Cooper coupe with manual transmission: 29/37/32 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Cooper coupe with automatic transmission: 28/36/31 mpg
  • Cooper Roadster: 27/35/30 mpg
  • Cooper S with manual transmission: 26/35/29 mpg
  • Cooper S with automatic transmission: 26/34/29 mpg
  • Cooper JCW with manual transmission: 26/35/29 mpg
  • Cooper JCW with automatic transmission: 25/34/29 mpg

Six air bags are installed in the Cooper coupe, while the Roadster has 4 air bags (including thorax-protecting side-impact restraints) and a rollover protection bar. Dynamic Stability Control and 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and Cornering Brake Control are standard, with traction control and rear park-assist sensors optional.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has performed crash tests on the 2013 Mini Cooper coupe or Roadster as this overview is written.

Available Trims for the 2013 MINI Roadster Convertible

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Cooper 6 speed manual $25,550 121-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 27/35
Cooper S 6 speed manual $28,550 181-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 26/35
John Cooper Works 6 speed manual $35,700 208-hp / 1.6L 4-cyl 26/35

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