British Magazine What Car? has awarded the Mini Cooper S Roadster the title of best open-top at their Car of the Year Awards 2013.
Jochen Goller, director of Mini UK, collected the Roadster's award saying, "We are delighted to receive this award as it is a prestigious endorsement of the MINI Roadster. The critically acclaimed Mini Cooper S Roadster starts from £20,935 ($32,865) and is packed with technology and a high standard specification."
The Roadster encompasses the spirit of classic British roadsters, providing the driver with an elegant and high quality interior with class leading engines to deliver the brand's characteristic agility and legendary 'go-kart' handling. As well as extra storage space behind the two seats
When talking about the award, Chas Hallett, the editor of What Car? explained that: "Minis are all about fun and the Roadster delivers it in spades - in face we think it's the most fun Mini yet. Drop the roof and the Roadster feels like a modern-day version of classic British sports cars such as the MGB and Lotus Elan - only better."
The Mini Roadster has been available in the UK for just under a year, and has surpassed its sales expectations since its launch in April 2012. The car was built at Mini Plant Oxford, and offers a two seat soft-top with a 184hp turbocharged engine that means the car can go from 0 - 62mph in just 7 seconds. The Roadster has a top speed of 141mph, but delivers combined fuel consumption of 38mpg U.S. ––Paul Duchene.
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