We will continue to update our 0 to 60 results as new Mini Cooper cars are released and as new 0 to 60 mph test data is made available for Mini Cooper vehicles. The Base trims, including the Base Cooper Hardtop, Base Convertible, Base Coupe and Base Roadster, continue to receive a 1. The Mini is truly a captivating piece of work. Run-flat tires and a tire pressure monitoring system are also included as standard equipment. The excitement increases exponentially with the John Cooper Works option, with horsepower rising to 208 and torque boosted to 192 lb-ft. Well, now you can get that opportunity! This model will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 8. The base Countryman has a naturally-aspirated 1.
The coupe and Roadster are offshoots of the regular Mini Cooper hardtop and convertible as opposed to the longer Clubman and larger Countryman. The ladies set a Guinness World Record for the number of people inside a 2012 Mini, breaking their previous Guinness world record of 27. It develops 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, and with the temporary overboost engaged, torque bumps to 192 lb-ft, pushing the S trims to 60 mph in 6. For those more socially proactive, the Clubman - with its longer wheelbase and third door - makes a more credible argument for carrying passengers or things. The Fiat 500 only comes with one engine option: an all-new 1. There's always the aftermarket for that. Only 108 feet were needed to stop the Clubman from 60 mph, an impressive number for the 2792-pound car.
Active rollover protection bars and reinforced A-pillars help keep passengers safe in the event of an accident. Base Cooper models receive a naturally aspirated 121-hp 1. Compared to the base Mini hatch, the Clubman is roughly 9. And, while giving up a degree of utility, the Convertible is just the ticket for maximizing headroom. Beyond that, owners have a wide range of customization options. These results are based on the latest information on Mini Cooper vehicles derived from the best 0 to 60 tests available. While they are priced higher than other small cars, all Mini Coopers should continue to command much better-than-average resale values.
I'm young, so I prefer handling to Buick ride quality, but it's certainly a turn off for more mature buyers. I suppose all of England would revolt if they sold a Mini that handled poorly, and they've succeeded in making a vehicle that handles the opposite of how it looks. Body styles: Hatch, convertible Engines: 1. He currently resides in California. Other manufacturers have tried to catch up, but Mini remains the target and has even bumped the bar higher by introducing a variety of models, including the Convertible, the Clubman, the Countryman and, just recently, the astonishing 2-seater Mini Coupe reviewed separately. A Sport button on the center console changes throttle mapping to a hyper-aggressive setting and adds loading resistance to the electric steering. Whether you are behind the wheel of one of these cars or happen to spot one in the next lane over, think twice before you step on the gas pedal.
All are powered by different versions of a 1. Compare the three trim levels. I would have loved to see a backup camera and blind spot warning system in this vehicle. Prices will be announced at a later date. Typical owners don't mind the lack of rear-seat legroom and cargo space, with some keeping the rear seatbacks folded down to make it simpler to carry around groceries, gear and pets. But as with the in-the-wrong-place toggle switches, dog-dish speedo, and other Mini-specific cabin features, it didn't take long to get accustomed to its quirks. With 181 horses and 177 lb-ft on tap from its twin-scroll turbocharged 1.
The suit was filed in the U. As with the four-seat hatchback, its structure has the feel of something forged rather than assembled. Driving the S Clubman for a week made me feel like that eager kid again. Some say the cupholders are too small, and others have trouble finding a place to store small bags or purses when the passenger and second-row seats are occupied. Combine that with poor visibility to the rear and the tiny rear windows, and you might start to panic a little if you get uncomfortable in tight spaces. I'd say as far as mechanical and market similarities go, it's probably the.
Sports cars with this rate of acceleration are generally classified as. Crash Sensor is also standard, which automatically turns on hazards, interior lights, unlocks doors, and cuts off fuel supply once the airbags are deploy in the event of a crash. When I was driving, I was grinning from ear to ear. In fact, by American standards it's still smaller than a lot of the stuff we buy in bulk. Looking at the Mini lineup in 2010, there were only three versions: the two-door Cooper coupe and convertible, and the three-door Clubman. Finally, when introduced to the U.
Even in its stretched Clubman form the 2012 Mini Cooper does not provide an expansive interior. Find out where your car stands among the. To the four-bucket-seats interior layout, complete with a rail running through the center of the interior, to which you can attach things like an integrated sunglasses holder. The first time I saw one in person, other than under the glaring lights of an auto show, was in my own neighborhood. Brits, with their curbs on the opposite side of the road, are appropriately perplexed by the arrangement, but we find it a game-changer in the world of Mini motoring. Air conditioning, a climate-controlled glove box and power windows and door locks are among the other standard features. On the opposite end of the spectrum, at around 5 feet, 1 inch tall, I had to slide the seat all the way forward in order to barely reach the steel pedals -- anyone mini-er than me would probably have a problem on their hands.