The news many of you have been waiting for is now official. MINI USA is pricing the new MINI Roadster at just under the $25,650 base MSRP for the MINI Cooper Convertible. Here’s the rundown:

  • MINI Cooper Roadster: $25,050
  • MINI Cooper S Roadster: $28,050
  • MINI John Cooper Works Roadster: $35,200

That’s a great deal in our estimation and not just because the Roadster is the most gorgeous MINI currently on-sale.

Choosing the Roadster over the Convertible will lose you two seats and a fully powered roof, but save you $600. That’s a great deal in our estimation, especially given that the Roadster will be that much more sporting than its 4-seater sibling, thanks to a more highly-tuned suspension, lower center of gravity and less weight. So who’s in? Who’s got a $500 deposit burning a hole in their pocket?

The Roadster will hit showrooms in February of 2012.

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