It would seem that the more interesting versions of the Mini BMW has been promising since it took over the British brand are starting to trickle in.
The first of the approved models to hit production will be a Mini Coupe which is scheduled for August 2011 and it will be followed shortly after by a Roadster version.
According to Mini Vice President, Jim McDowell, both models are confirmed to be coming to the U.S. with out any sort of delays starting with the Coupe in August 2011.
In short the schedule features the Mini Countryman as top of the list, followed after six months by the Mini Coupe which, in turn, will be followed by the Mini Roadster after another half year. To put this into perspective, the Mini Countryman will be hitting stateside dealers somewhere around February 2011.
As a bit of information on the performance of the Mini Coupe we’re told it is designed to fit a 1.6L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder developing 208 horsepower and a peak torque of 192 lb-ft. The Roadster, on the other hand, is designed to carry a 1.6L twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder with 175-hp and 177 lb-ft of torque.