2012 Mini Coupe First Two-Seater in the Mini Lineup
At a time when Mini is moving upsize (relatively speaking) with models like the Clubman, Mini has come out with a model mostly aimed at the weekend racing class. This new Mini coupe, with its selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties, is focused on delivering optimum performance and is the fastest-accelerating MINI ever and has the highest top speed.
That top speed is going to come courtesy of the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe that produces 208 hp from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motorsports. Even the Mini Coupe S will put out a respectable 181 horsepower from its 1.6-liter four-cylinder gas engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s valvetronic technology.
Estimated 0-60 time is 6.1 seconds for the Cooper Works Coupe. The two base models both come equipped standard with six-speed manual transmissions with a six-speed automatic transmission optional.