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The two-seat MINI Roadster brings its "sixth sense"
To a continually expanding range of creative luxury

MINI Roadster, active rear spoiler: up at 80 km/h+ and down under 60 km/h.

Active rear spoiler: up at 80 km/h+ and down under 60 km/h.

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Suspension

The suspension uses McPherson struts at the front axle and a multi-link rear axle. The standard electric power steering (EPS) comes with speed-sensitive power assistance. The more torsionally rigid body has special strengthening elements (to compensate for the lack of a hard top), which enhance the benefits of the lowered centre of gravity.

A sports suspension with upgraded springs and stiffer damper characteristics and anti-roll bars is available as an option.

A Sport Button on the centre console (standard on MINI John Cooper Works Roadster variants), allows the driver to adjust the steering characteristics and accelerator responses. With the optional six-speed automatic gearbox, pressing this button also shortens shift times.

MINI Roadster, the middle button in the control panel of the windscreen frame allows the user to operate the automatic rear spoiler manually.

The middle button in the control panel of the windscreen frame allows the user to operate the automatic rear spoiler manually.

 Chassis

The aerodynamic balance is enhanced at higher speeds by a rear spoiler which extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph). When the cars speed drops back below 60 km/h (37 mph), a four-part control mechanism returns the spoiler to its rest position.

The active rear spoiler, which can also be operated manually using a button in the control panel on the windscreen frame, provides up to 39.9 kg (88 lb) of extra downforce when travelling at maximum speed.

 Active safety

The MINI Roadster range comes with standard a tire pressure monitor system, the DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) system which selectively brakes individual wheels and reduces engine power to prevent a front or rear-end slide.

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The system includes ABS anti-lock braking, EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), Brake Assist and Hill Start Assistant.

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