|2-door coupe, production car
|Miles Per Gallon:
|172 bhp @ 5500 rpm
|177 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
|f: 57.2 / r: 57.5 in
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For 2007 the next generation MINI hardtop makes its appearance on the road as the best-selling small car in the premium segment boasting evolutionary developed body design, a revolutionary change in the interior, as well as brand-new four-cylinder power units. And at the same time new features enhance both motoring comfort and driving pleasure.
The new model generation is entering the market first in the guise of the 172 hp MINI Cooper S. The MINI Cooper S is powered by a new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine with extremely high specific output of more than 100 hp per litre allowing acceleration to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and providing a top speed of 139 mph.
Despite its much higher level of dynamic performance and sporting character, the new Mini ensures superior fuel economy at all times, with the Cooper S rating at 29City/36 Highway mpg for a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 32 mpg.
A wide range of optimisations on the engine, transmission, suspension, steering and brake system serves to further enhance that go-kart feeling so typical of the MINI. A low centre of gravity, wide wheel track, and the wheels moved far out to the extreme corners of the car guarantee extremely agile and nimble driving behaviour at all times. The modified structure of the body shell as well as a wide range of safety features, in turn, help to ensure that the new MINI by far outperforms all international legal requirements in terms of accident protection.
Clear Look in a Friendly Face
“From the original to the original” – this was the philosophy in creating the body design of the new MINI. So it was with this in mind that the entire car has been completely re-designed from the ground up, with many details and features being modified and enhanced in the process. But in its outer look the MINI remains truly unmistakable, the radiator grille and large circular headlights characterising the front end of the car and giving it a truly friendly appearance.
New Turbocharged Engine
The MINI Cooper S is powered by a brand-new 1.6-litre turbocharged engine developing maximum output of 172 hp. This superior power is provided by a twin-scroll turbocharger driven by the separate flow of exhaust gases coming out of two cylinders on each side.
This configuration enables the turbocharger to build up its extra power and boost with virtually no delay even from low engine speeds. And the effect achieved in this way is most significant, the 1.6-litre four-cylinder power unit of the MINI Cooper S developing its power and performance in a style quite exceptional for an engine of this size: Maximum torque of 177 lb-ft is maintained consistently between 1, 600 and 5, 000 rpm, and when accelerating all-out torque is raised to an even higher peak of 192 lb-ft by a brief increase in charge pressure (overboost).