Mini announced that it will no longer be producing their Roadster and Coupé derivatives. The duo made their debut in 2011 and both had the honour of being the first ever two-seat models in the brand’s history.
Naturally, the media release issued by BMW waxes lyrically on the pair’s virtue of thrilling dynamics – with that “go-kart” feel and smile-inducing character. And if you’ve driven either of the cars, you’ll probably agree.
But one can’t deny that a hefty price-tag and terribly impractical nature counted against the Roadster and Coupé. Mini said it will now direct its efforts at the Oxford plant towards the new three-door and five-door models. Meanwhile, it seems offerings like the Countryman and oddball Paceman will continue to be a part of the line-up.