Here are the first official images of the Mini coupe, after those spy that recently we have published and where the Anglo-German two seater was partially camouflaged. The new model, now even more exciting, ia based on the 2009 MINI Coupe Concept, aims a even more sportiveness and driving pleasure, but this of course is already part of the MINI dna.
DESIGN: as already said in a recent post, the sportiest version of the Mini features just the two-tone color, except for the special version Midnight Black, which will be sold since the commercial launch with its glossy black body with matt black roof. The most featuring details of the new MINI Coupe is the increased inclination of the A pillars, the height reduction of 52 mm and the particular shape of the roof, which seem to cover the rest of the body. The body of the new Mini Coupe stands out the active rear spoiler that comes out when exceeding the speed of 80 km/h, optimizing the aerodynamics of the rear vehicle. The Mini Cooper Coupe features 15-inch alloy wheels, 16 ” on SD and Cooper S and 17 “on the sporty version John Cooper Works Also equipped with runflat tires.
ENGINES: those are the same as for other models in the range: a 1.6 petrol 211 hp for the Twin Scroll Cooper Works version (0-100 km / h in 6.4 seconds), the 1.6 petrol by 184 hp for the Cooper S and the 1.6 petrol by 122 hp for the Cooper version. The diesel 2.0-liter, 143 hp with 305 Nm. Mini Declares very good performance, with speeds between 204 and 240 km/h and on the 0-100 km/h between 9 and 6.4 seconds. In terms of fuel consumption and emissions, the Mini Coupe gives the best with the SD version, which effectively promises 4.3 l/km and 114 g/km of CO2. A six-speed manual transmission is available for all version, while the Cooper S, JCW or SD can Also have the six-speed automatic.
EQUIPMENT: The standard package includes electric mirrors, rear parking sensors, climate control, hi-fi CD MP3 Aux-in, the multifunction steering wheel, adjustable seats and the onboard computer. Among optional extra of the Mini Cooper Coupe, the xenon headlights, automatic climate control, Comfort Access, the John Cooper Works package, Harman Kardon speakers, Bluetooth, USB audio interface, the MINI navigation system and the MINI Connected which provides the web radio, local search and Google Send to Car.
The MINI Coupe will be officially unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show (15-25 September), while we wait the Detroit Motor Show (9-22 January 2012) for the official presentation of the new model called MINI Roadster.
Average prices of European market:
Mini Cooper Coupe 122 Hp: 23,000 Euros
Mini Cooper S Coupe 184 Hp: 27,200 Euros
SD Mini Cooper Coupe 143 HP: 28,450 Euros
Mini JCW Coupe 211 Hp: 29,950 Euros
Steptronic 6-speed gearbox (no JCW): 1500 Euros
Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights with ALC and Rain Sensor: 1100 Euro
Bluetooth and USB Interface: 350 Euro
Interior Fabric/Leather: 900 Euro
Interior leather: 1750-2180 Euros
Metallic color: 350 Euro
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