The new Mini Cooper Coupe delights and surprises those who doubt in… It is more than a mini.
Why this car exist? This one a question asked by a friend who rode as a passenger in a new 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe.
It is fact, the Mini range seems to be moving further a way from its roots with each new model, but this coupe is a very different.
It is a coupe and it competes with the Audi TT which is more expensive, also it competes with several different European models. Those models like VW Scirocco, Peugeot RCZ. are not available here in North America.
This Mini is designed as a sport car for those looking something different, and in that respect it works, it is a very eye catching car.
The model on the photo is black with silver roof, and racing stripes. With the fancy artistic paint work it looks fantastic. The low roof is helmet like, no wonder it has nickname “Toupee”. If you sit inside, you will realize, the visibility is not great at all.
The windows are tinny and the rear view is further reduced when the driver flick the switch to activate the spoiler.
The interior is pure MINI, with a huge speedometer in the center and industrial switchgear. Build quality is second to none and with, with everything feeling solid and high quality.
But out on the road where it matters. The two-liter 143hp diesel engine is quick and very responsive. Steering is more than entire precise. The grip is outstanding and there’s excellent feedback from the car at all speeds, even in wet and slippery condition.
This along with the fantastic economy and low emissions makes it hard to beat in its class.
Mini Cooper S in our shop with new body kit. She means business with all the modifications. A little go kart on steroids.