Mini Coupe (2012)[Reviews]

And then there were five. The next exciting chapter in the MINI success story continues began with the launch of the MINI Coupé, the fifth model in the family only.

Sales next MINI Hatch, Convertible, Clubman and the peasant, the British-built MINI Coupe are the top two sports car in the UK long and proud history of the brand. This is a modern reworking of the concept of authentic performance car classic, which brings MINI heady mix of go-anywhere attitude and practice for a new type of clientele.

MINI Convertible is an easy task to maximize the thrill of being behind the wheel. The pilots are eager rewarded for the level of management agility without the small car segment. Every part of the MINI Cabrio - the choice of engine and chassis configuration is the weight distribution and aerodynamics - is focused on providing dynamic performance. To prove the point, the MINI John Cooper Works Convertible is the fastest acceleration and top speed of any of the volume produced by the MINI.

The four strong MINI will be sold by dealers MINI October 1, 2011 MINI Coupe and customers can expect an exceptionally high level of equipment, including DAB digital radio, air conditioning, Park Distance Control, alloy wheels, 3-spoke leather sports steering wheel and sports stripes in the body. A wide range of accessories and customization options available.

Exclusive design meets practicality

The key to the MINI Convertible appeal is its stunning looks, unlike any other sport compact car segment. Instantly recognizable as part of the MINI family, is an original and attractive re-interpretation of classic design mini tips that have become so familiar, the roads of the United Kingdom over the last ten years. Car design language - a brilliant combination of athletically sculpted surfaces, curves, harmonics, and in parallel - will have the style of the label is an exciting new direction with a particularly fresh and clear DNA Marque sports.
MINI Coupe is an innovative vehicle. This is the first modern MINI, to adopt the conformation of the traditional "three-box, splitting the car in different segments -. The engine compartment, cabin and luggage space so that the length and width are almost identical dimensions MINI Hatch, Coupe overall height is 29 millimeters lower. Visually, it stepped back and gives the car a more aggressive profile-looking stick. The drop top does not come at the expense of the driver and passenger comfort, however. oval depressions in the roof for additional margin, illustrates the MINI is no compromise 'ethos.

The design team led by chief designer Anders Warming MINI Coupé gave a distinctive look from every angle. The spectacle of the most striking is probably the profile with a horizontal stratification of the car at three different levels -. Body, wrapped in glass and a roof "design of the helmets," the catchy-pillars and windshield are strongly inclined 13 ˚ to the MINI hatch, resulting in a reduction of the front surface that offers excellent Coupé MINI aerodynamic properties.

The air flow is optimized by the integrated spoiler on the rear roof spoiler and a unique active hosts the bootlid. It is triggered automatically when the car reaches 50 miles per hour - and falls to 37 miles per hour - but it can be operated manually via a button on the control panel air. The Coupé is the first MINI ever to feature an active rear spoiler, which reduces the lift on the rear axle to improve balance and aerodynamic grip.

MINI enthusiasts will immediately recognize the interior of the Coupé. The beloved big central circular speedometer, chrome switches and MINI many other features are present in the cabin for two people.

Behind a large cargo space of 280 liters - 20 liters bigger than the MINI Clubman - easily accessible by the driver or passenger inside the cabin and externally through the boot. The opening of the large tailgate makes it easy to load and load the car offers excellent opportunities to suit a wide range of needs. Whether the daily routine of weekend leisure travel or fun to visit the more adventurous, for two people, MINI Coupe is the ideal transport.

Engines tested

Power MINI Coupe is the latest generation of BMW Group four-cylinder petrol and diesel. Power from 122 kilowatts hp/90 MINI Cooper Coupe 211 hp / kW in the highly desirable 155 John Cooper Works MINI logo Coupé. The performance of recently launched diesel engine, 143 hp/105 kW Cooper SD, is also available and the line-up is completed by the Cooper S that offers 184 hp / 135kW.
Fuel economy on the combined cycle ranges from 39.8mpg in the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé in a frugal 65.7mpg in Cooper SD model, while CO2 emissions are as low as just 114g/km of Cooper SD. While the MINI John Cooper Works emits only 165g/km Coupe. The full technical specifications of each model are given below.

Likely to prove popular with many potential customers Coupe MINI Cooper is the SD variant that offers the best fuel economy, lowest emissions higher output torque of any MINI. Moreover, it will still sprint to 62 mph in under eight seconds and lead to a top speed of 134 mph. BIK with a value of only 13% and zero in the first year road tax, the user selects the business drivers and fleet managers also see its obvious appeal. No official figures are yet available, but MINI Coupe should have first-class residual values.

Exceptional dynamic Mini and speed world record

The MINI Coupé, the engine power is converted into pure driving pleasure more direct and complete than ever. This car is the clearest illustration yet of DNA legendary sports car MINI adapted to a new peak. MINI Coupe offers a complete reinterpretation of what a competitor in the sport compact car category must provide the driver.

MINI Coupe takes the legendary go-kart handling of each new MINI to a new level. That each of the four models named after the appointment of Cooper is an indication of faith in the powers of action of its new MINI car. Traditionally, this was a hallmark of exceptional athletic ability and a wink and long term brand's legendary Formula One designer John Cooper.

The level of support unmatched in the small car segment for a new MINI model for the treatment of Flair, you can expect a brand. Designed for maximum expression of a go-kart handling, the vehicle suspension system offers a fun, agile and precise driving.

With a multi-link rear axle and suspension MacPherson strut front, ensuring the high quality of engineering chassis, steering and braking control of the car safe all the time even when pushed hard in dynamic situations. Compared to the Hatch Cup Mini is also equipped with springs and dampers optimized and a revised rear anti-roll bar to further enhance its sporting pedigree.

Work to increase the overall stiffness of the body has a slight lead in the weight distribution of the MINI Coupe is compared to the MINI hatch. This has great advantages for vehicle dynamics, because the slight increase of the front axle is increased traction, helping to ensure the power is easily translated into accelerating sport.

A low center of gravity, long wheelbase of 2,467 mm and a gauge front and rear 1467 mm and 1459 mm, respectively, also contribute to the sure-footed handling. DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) is standard across the range MINI Coupe and makes an important contribution to the safe and expeditious manner. In extreme driving situations and on slippery surfaces, the system selectively brakes individual wheels and reducing engine power to prevent a front or rear tow as soon as possible. The comprehensive system includes ABS, EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), CBC (brake control), brake assist and hill start assistance. DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) and EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock) is on the list of options, but standard on MINI John Cooper Works Coupe.

The optional sports suspension is firmer damper settings and enhanced with an anti-roll front and rear. For more "hard core" driving experience, the range of accessories includes a MINI Convertible John Cooper Works suspension with 10 mm drop in ride height, the ultra-firm damping and continue to update the anti-roll bars.

One of the biggest attractions of owning a new MINI Coupe is its linear velocity. In the case of the MINI John Cooper Works sports car is a record performance MINI. With a 0-62 mph sprint time of 6.4 seconds and a top speed of 149 mph, the fastest MINI volume produced to date on these two points.

Minimalism environmental technology as standard

All versions of the MINI Coupe comes with the technology of the brand MINIMALISM acclaimed environmental standard, offering exceptional efficiency of the powertrain. Features such as Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start / Stop Shift Viewing collimator electric power steering and need an operation based on auxiliary components help make efficient use of fuel with low emissions. Additional features include innovative encapsulation thermal power plant, which reduces fuel undermine the warm-up period after a cold start. All these results in the MINI is the cleanest cut on the market today.
The six-speed manual transmission as standard, establishes a new benchmark in the segment with his short shift travel, precise action. Weight ready-to-disk 44.8 kg, it is the lightest gear of its kind. He carefully examined the ratios to ensure unparalleled flexibility in the mid-range acceleration. In addition, the MINI Cooper S John Cooper Works Cooper and Coupe models all come with an SD self-adjusting clutch innovative. Automatic alignment ensures that the pedal feel you expect from a MINI is there to be enjoyed throughout the life of the car.

Drivers who want the simplicity offered by the six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with transmission function, available in the gearshift can be ordered with an option the MINI Cooper Convertible, MINI Convertible and MINI Cooper S Convertible Cooper SD.

MINI Cooper Convertible has a 15-inch alloy wheels as standard 16-inch version that is installed on the MINI Cooper S Convertible and MINI Cooper Convertible SD. MINI John Cooper Works Convertible is defined by 17 inches, weight-optimized, light-alloy wheels Cross Spoke Style JCW CHALLENGE

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