$24,350 gets you the base Cooper Roadster, which is powered by a 121-hp 1.6L. It will reach 0-60 mph in 8.7 seconds and has a top speed of 124 mph. It also gets 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
The Cooper S Roadster starts at $27,350 and is powered by a 184-hp turbocharged 1.6L. It only takes 6.7 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and has a top speed of 141 mph. Even with the extra power, the Cooper S Roadster has the same exact fuel economy ratings as the base Roadster at 27/35 mpg.
The most powerful version of the Roadster is the John Cooper Works Roadster that starts at $34,500. It’s powered by a 208-hp turbocharged 1.6L and reaches 0-60 mph in 6.3 seconds and has a top speed of 147 mph. It’s rated at 25 mpg city and 33 mpg on the highway.