2009 MINI Roadster Concept/Coupe Concept (Video) review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 19 September 2009 , 09:09:38 byAlina

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MINI Roadster Concept/Coupe Concept (Video)

Mini celebrates its 50th anniversary at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The carmaker is celebrating the world debut of the Mini Coupe Concept and the Mini Roadster Concept, but presenting no less than two spectacular visions of driving pleasure in the 6th decade of the brand at the event. Both have as base a platform specially conceived for integrated production at Mini Plant Oxford. This underlines the particular identity of the two concept models, each of which stands out through its innovative character and, at the same time, offers one asset in particular, the uniqueness of a genuine Mini. Intentionally limiting the passenger compartment to two seats and focusing on consistent lightweight construction, the very concept of this unique car specifically addresses the demands made of a particularly dynamic and active coupe. Both in its design and in the opportunities to use a truly powerful engine, the Mini Coupe Concept sets the ideal foundation for a compact sports car in the premium segment. Under the hood the Coupe features a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged engine capable of developing 211 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Through its individual and emotional design language alone, the Mini Coupe Concept also promises a particularly impressive driving experience. The unmistakable look of the front end comes straight from the 4-seat Mini, well-balanced contours with large radii on the engine compartment lid, the large headlights, the homogenous sweep of the radiator grille and the extra-wide air scoop at the bottom offering the mimicry typical of every model in the range. The Mini Roadster Concept offers ideal conditions for an emotional experience also on short trips, at the same time urging the connoisseur and aficionado to escape the usual congestion of city traffic. The body design of the Roadster Concept visualizes the identity of the brand and its innovative power in a truly fascinating combination.