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The Mini Roadster is a two-seater convertible car from the British brand Mini. It is manufactured by BMW. The Mini Roadster is the sporty convertible version of the Mini Coupé. This version was released a year later, in 2012. As was the case with the Coupe, Mini discontinued its production in 2015.

This convertible version of the Mini Coupe went on sale in 2012, although they were both presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. The Mini Roadster was sold with gasoline engines, although in some markets (such as Europe), 2-liter diesel variants were also offered.

Depending on the market, the Roadster’s soft top could be controlled manually or automatically. The electronic hood version operated by means of a lever located on the rearview mirror. Unlike the Mini Cabrio R57, this model keeps the hood just behind the driver, and is flat, while in the other model, it is collected above the trunk, leaving part visible. The hood of this Mini could not be customized, being the black color the only possible option.

It also had several versions, called Mini Cooper Roadster S and Mini Cooper Roadster John Cooper Works, which was the most radical variant.

Mini Roadster. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Mini Roadster models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Mini Roadster.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Mini Roadster I – First Generation (R59) (2012)

Roadster / Convertible

Diesel Engines

  • N47C20A 2.0 Cooper SD 136 CV (2011 – 2015)
  • N47C20A 2.0 Cooper SD 143 CV (2011 – 2015)

Petrol Engines

  • N16B16A 1.6 Cooper 122 CV (2011 – 2015)
  • N18B16A 1.6 Cooper S 163 CV (2011 – 2015)
  • N18B16A 1.6 Cooper S 184 CV (2011 – 2015)
  • N18B16A 1.6 Cooper S JCW 200 CV (2011 – 2015)
  • N14B16C 1.6 John Cooper Works 211 CV (2011 – 2015)

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