Mini Roadster now on sale

* Mini Roadster on sale * Prices from 18,015 * Read our full review later today...

Mini Roadster now on sale

The Mini Roadster is now on sale.

The Roadster is a soft-top version of the Mini Coupe; its the first open-top two-seater in the brands history.

The Roadster is 20mm lower than the four-seat Mini Convertible. It shares its mechanical parts and most body panels with the Coupe, but has the addition of a canvas roof.

Four models will be available: The Cooper, Cooper S and Cooper S John Cooper Works all have turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engines. The Cooper SD has a 2.0-litre turbodiesel unit.

The Roadster mirrors the coupe in terms of specification, including an active rear spoiler, which rises at 50mph, and a ski-hatch through-loading system, which can be opened from either seat.

There is a premium of between 1055 and 1375 over coupe models.

• Mini Cooper Roadster 18,015
• Mini Cooper S Roadster 20,900
• Mini Cooper SD Roadster 21,630
• Mini John Cooper Works Roadster 24,850

Youll be able to read a full review of the Mini Roadster at later today.