As MINI gears up for the Coupe launch late this summer the engineers in Munich are turning their attention to the Roadster. The MINI Roadster (like the coupe based on the R57 Convertible platform) is in the suspension testing stage and will soon move to final engineering.

Thanks to sources we also know that initial Roadster prototype production has begun at the Oxford plant. Early prototypes are built by hand in Munich before ‘alpha’ production moves to the plant closer to launch. Check back tomorrow for another little nugget we’ve picked up from inside sources.

Look for the Roadster to make it’s public debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show and be at dealers later in the spring.

Source: Car Magazine