MINI Roadster

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How much does the MINI Roadster cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical MINI Roadster to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Convertible segment, it will make the smallest dent in your wallet.

The MINI Roadster 2.0L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 63 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Mercedes Benz SLC 2.1L diesel and the more thirsty Mercedes Benz SLK 2.1L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 24, which is lower than the Fiat 124 Spider 1.4L petrol, but higher than the Mazda MX-5 1.8L petrol. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Mazda MX-5 has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
mpg52.3 - 62.8
emissions118 - 143
tax£160.00 - £30.00
insuranceGroup 24

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

MINI Roadster: How big is the boot?

The MINI Roadster has an above average boot space (240 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the Mercedes Benz SLK convertible is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and one large bag with its 335 litres.

Is the MINI Roadster easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Roadster is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just under three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Convertible class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 1066mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which MINI Roadster has the best performance?

The fastest MINI Roadster from 0-60, is the 2.0L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 305 lbs/ft torque and 143 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 8.1 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW Z4 2.0L petrol, which will beat your MINI Roadster to 60 by 0.2 seconds. That doesn’t sound much, but in 0-60 terms it’s actually a big gap.

Engine options

model2.0L diesel
zeroTo628.1 - 8.3