SAFETY.

 

THE DRIVING APPROACH THAT’S CLEVER AND SAFE.

 
 

With its easy handling, who would think so much thought had gone into it? The MINI Cooper S Roadster not only drives like a thoroughbred sports car; it also conveys a remarkable sense of safety. Both active and passive.

 

And if a more serious situation does arise, you’ll appreciate the protection afforded by this high-security block on four wheels. In the event of a collision,
a vast array of safety features provide optimum, comprehensive protection.

 
 
 

Various sensors detect hazards and alert you early on so that you can respond immediately. In tricky situations, the intelligently tuned suspension and the brakes come to your assistance.

 
 
 

ASC+T.

 

Automatic Stability Control + Traction (ASC+T) prevent the front wheels from spinning, guaranteeing ideal starting conditions and plenty of traction.

 
 

ACTIVE SAFETY.

 

YOUR BODYGUARD.

 

Safe at every moment: the MINI Cooper S Roadster gives you every good reason to always feel comprehensively protected.

 
 

BRAKING SYSTEM.

 

Optimum braking behaviour in any situation is ensured by four disc brakes, an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) manages the balance of the braking force between front and rear axle. Brake Assist speeds up the process, enabling maximum braking pressure and thus minimising the braking distance.

 
 

DSC.

 

Standard-feature Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) prevents unstable driving situations by intervening in the engine management and, if necessary, by applying braking force to individual wheels at the front or rear. DSC also includes Hill Assist.

 
 
 

DTC.

 

Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) lets the driver actively make use of the self-steering properties of the MINI. Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) recognises when the wheel slip is too high on the inside wheel during cornering and applies braking force for optimum handling on bends and different road surfaces.

 
 
 

DYNAMIC BRAKE LIGHT.

 

During normal braking, the brake lights illuminate across their entire surface – during emergency braking, they start to flash. This allows vehicles behind to distinguish between gentle and full-on braking. The automatically activated hazard warning lights then help to defuse the critical situation.

 
 
 

REAR SPOILER.

 

The rear spoiler reduces lift on the rear axle, especially at higher speeds, and thus provides aerodynamic balance. This increases safety, particularly when you brake from high speeds to take corners.

 
 
 
 

PASSIVE SAFETY.

 

TOP PROTECTION.

 

High-quality safety equipment prepares the MINI Cooper S Roadster to combat the dangers of the road.

 
 

BRILLIANT LIGHTS.

 

Optimum light on straights and bends alike − thanks to the optional bi-xenon headlights which adapt to the direction of the road.

 
 

STRONG TYRES.

 

A MINI Cooper S Roadster never has that deflated feeling – thanks to Runflat Tyres with emergency running properties. The reinforced side walls allow you to drive up to 80 km at maximum of 80 km/h, even with complete tyre pressure loss.

 
 

FAST AIRBAGS.

 

The MINI has four airbags as standard: driver and passenger airbags protect the head and upper body during a head-on collision. Side and head airbags reduce the risk of injuries to the head, chest and pelvic regions during side-on impact.

 
 

RIGID CHASSIS BODY.

 

"Complete all-round protection" is the principle for the MINI Cooper S Roadster chassis construction. The stiff safety steering column acts as a protective shield. The greatest possible protection in the case of a front impact, rear impacts, side impacts and rollovers.

The active roll-over protection, made from stainless steel, is located behind the headrests and underlines the exceptional design lines of the MINI Cooper S Roadster. In combination with the strengthened A-pillar and the stabilised windscreen frame, it offers both passengers a maximum of safety.

The torsional reinforcements, built into the separating wall behind the front seats, guarantee maximum agility. They stiffen the chassis, enabling sporty driving at any time.

 
 
 

AGILE CHASSIS.

 

Thanks to the multilink rear axle, each wheel can react independently, meaning that an uneven road surface doesn't affect the entire chassis − and that your driving experience remains as relaxed as ever. Even more safety is provided by the single-link spring-strut front axle and symmetrical, equal-length drive shafts.