Why the new cooper Mini car is the same as the previous Mini? The same frog like shaped headlights, compact and frantic pace, flattened back and the oval shaped interior. Is there no more inspiration from the BMW designers for the new generation of the small British car?
No way, everything is about looks. The cooper mini car is one of the few examples that success is based on the classic looks of the car. People are used with the cooper mini car look and its shape is very well recognized.
Mini Cooper Convertible has a petrol engine with four cylinders, with fully variable valve management based on BMW Group's Valvetronic technology. 120 hp 1.6-liter engine accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 9.8 seconds. Top speed is 198 km / h Average fuel consumption is 5.7 litres/100 km and CO2 emissions are 137 g / km.
Mini Cooper S Convertible has a petrol engine, four-cylinder with Twin-Scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection. 175 hp 1.6-liter engine accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 7.4 seconds. Top speed is 222 km / h Average fuel consumption to EU standard is 6.4litres/100 km and CO2 emissions are 153 g / km.
Models also have the start & stop technology and gear indicator.
The Convertible weight was reduced by 10 kg, and was mounted behind the rear seats a bumper in a rollover. Mini Cabrio will become convertible in 15 seconds at a speed less than 30 km / h.
The front-wheel steering cooper mini car has (Electromechanical Power Steering / EPS), anti-lock brake system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), cornering brake control (CBC) and Brake Assist, and Dynamic Stability control (DSC), including assistance to start -all available standard. Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), optionally available.
The cooper mini car S is a compromise. It isn’t a great sport car, but no car is polite. It is a fashion item, so it should be. It’s sportier then most of the cars in its class. The cooper mini car behaves like a small predator in urban areas. It’s very agile it takes only 7 seconds to reach 100 km/h. Small and agile, extremely maneuverable and stable, despite the small size, with low discomfort due to the sport suspension. This is how you can describe the cooper mini car S in a few words.
The cooper mini car S is by definition a car for fun. On the technology list we can put the Sport function, the Overboost and the Start/Stop system, radio CD with Mp3 and USB, parking assistance, the computer that has a warning function which reminds you when to shift gears, air condition, and also DTC and Xenon headlights.
BMW has transformed the cooper mini car into a premium brand and probably this is the moment when they lost a few historic fans but gained a lot of new fans.
Overall the cooper mini car is a great machine which is a lot of fun but it can also give you the real sport car feel.