Mini Roadster concept. Click image to enlarge
Frankfurt, Germany – Mini has presented two new two-seat concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with the promise that the company will build them, along with new limited-edition models and a new diesel variant.
The company presented the Mini Coupe Concept and Mini Roadster Concept, along with the anniversary Mini 50 Mayfair and Mini 50 Camden that will be built for one year only, and the Mini One D, a new entry-level diesel.
The Mini Coupe and Roadster Concepts are based on a platform specially conceived for integrated production at the company’s plant in Oxford, England. Both use lightweight construction and have only two seats, and are designed to be capable of carrying a very powerful engine, giving them the foundation for a compact sports car in the premium segment. The concept uses a 1.6-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine from the Mini John Cooper Works.
The Mini 50 Mayfair and 50 Camden are available with a choice of two gasoline or one diesel power unit, and include special paint, light-alloy rims, and an anniversary badge on the grille.
The Mini One D will also join the brand’s portfolio as its entry-level diesel, providing an economical start into the brand with a modern diesel engine and auto start/stop function for switching off the engine when the car stops at a traffic light.