MINI Roadster: First drive review

2011 was a bumper year for MINI, with sales totalling a record 50,138. So, with the British-built BMW baby brand showing a 2.01% market share year to date, it is time for the fastest growing premium brand to launch its sixth model - the Roadster.

On sale from now, the second of MINI's two-seaters is aimed at sportscar fans who might be considering either a Mazda MX-5 or an Audi TT Roadster.