Archived from on 19 January 2012. Details like the oval headlamps, the down-swept grille and the vertical tail lamps provide visual links to the original 1959 model produced by British Motor Corporation, and all Cooper models sport a power dome hood bulge. Billed as the most powerful engine ever bolted in the engine bay of a regular-production Mini, the turbo four sends the John Cooper Works from zero to 60 mph in 6. Certain features may be optional. All engines send power to the front wheels via six-speed manual transmission developed by Getrag.
Space is ample up front, while the rear seats are sufficient for small adults and children. In a bid to make the Cooper more ergonomic, Mini moved the speedometer from the center of the dashboard to behind the steering wheel. As well as folding up or down, you can also opt for sunroof mode, which lets the breeze in. We've listed our favourite small. The Convertible gains a power cloth soft top that can be opened and closed in 18 seconds at speeds of up to 18 mph.
Connectivity The real estate freed up by the speedometer has been replaced by a high-definition color touch screen that runs the automaker's infotainment system. The hardtop Coupé was unveiled in June 2011 and formally launched at the in September 2011. Bigger, more potent but less precise drop-tops like the and are potential cross-shopping candidates. Standard and optional features The Convertible comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, a 6. For every-occasion fun and serious speed, here are our favourite performance bargains that. In some cases pictures of various foreign models may be shown as a guide.
In February 2015 Mini announced the end of production for both models. The screen can be updated to an 8. Of course, if you want to make any adjustments, just use your steering wheel controls to speed up or slow down. Under the hood Closely following the industry's downsizing trend, the entry-level Cooper is powered by a 1. Rain Warner The sky is a fine indicator of weather conditions overhead. A lowered suspension setup and a John Cooper Works-specific sport brake system developed jointly with Italy's Brembo help the driver make the most of the Mini's grunt both on and off the track.
The Cooper reaches 60 mph from a stop in 8. For practical, sensible reasons, the buying public largely shuns small, purpose-built roadsters in favour of a sludge-grey montage of cheaper, more accommodating beheaded hatchbacks and casually cropped superminis. Key competitors The is the only true rival to the Cooper Convertible - it's smaller and slower but less expensive than the Mini. The Coupé is known by the internal code R58 and the Roadster by code R59. Although every effort has been made to ensure that all such information is correct and up to date, no guarantee is provided that all such information is reliable, complete, accurate or without error.
Power 2017 Initial Quality Study based on 77,419 total responses, evaluating 189 models, and measures the opinions of new 2017 vehicle owners after 90 days of ownership, surveyed in February-May 2017. One-dimensional to drive, but a desirable class entrant all the same The affordable roadster would, in a perfect world, be at the cornerstone of the automotive experience. Some images may not reflect U. The electrically operated top required the driver to unlock it and then could be opened using a toggle switch above the rear view mirror. Sport Mode will tighten your steering and adjust the throttle profile for a more aggressive, thrilling drive.
For the Mini Coupe aircraft, see. Interestingly, an Always Open Timer that tells the driver how many hours he or she has spent driving with the top down. . Unfortunately, the world is not perfect. Given their power and size, the Cooper S and John Cooper Works convertibles really don't have any true competitors. Performance and Fuel Economy The Cooper trim is powered by a 1. The Cooper S sprints from zero to 60 mph in 6.
Other Mini models include the 2- and 4-door Hardtop, the Countryman crossover, and the Clubman wagon. It is the first two-seater Mini. It will even alert you to gas stations when you need them and can help find parking in unfamiliar areas. Cornering is gleeful and the turning radius is ridiculously small. John Cooper Works editions get improved fuel economy and the option of an automatic transmission. The actual transaction price will be dependent on innumerable variables, from the dealer's inventory to the buyer's bargaining skills, so this figure is an approximation. Top speed is reached at about 150 mph.