The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is a compact car offered in standard, S, and John Cooper Works (now available with an automatic transmission) trim levels. The standard FWD Cooper Coupe is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 121 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque while the Cooper Hardtop S comes equipped with a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 181 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. For even more performance MINI offers the John Cooper Works trim, powered by a twin turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual comes standard on both trims but drivers also have the choice of an optional 6-speed automatic. The standard Cooper Hardtop gets an EPA estimated 29 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Features include HD radio, adaptive xenon headlamps, performance suspension, fully electronic throttle, and the MINI center-mounted speedometer. Safety is comprised of dynamic stability control (DSC), dynamic traction control (TCS), 4 airbags with side thorax protection, and anti-lock brake security (ABS). The Cooper Coupe is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, Bluetooth has been made standard; it replaces SIRIUS Satellite Radio, which is now optional at $250, and includes a one-year subscription. The Technology Package now includes SIRIUS Satellite Radio, a center armrest with iPhone adapter and Comfort Access for MINI Connected features. Additionally, all Roadster models get the semi-automatic roof system and rear wind deflector as standard.
Quick acceleration; responsive handling; fun-to-drive qualities; great gas mileage; easy to park and maneuver; distinctive color and trim options
The MINI Cooper Coupe and Roadster models are among the smallest vehicles for sale in the U.S., yet they're true sports cars in many ways, offering quick acceleration and excellent, go-kart-like handling. The Roadster brings top-down thrills no matter how fast its driven. MINI claims the coupe is the fastest-accelerating model from the brand ever and it has the highest top speed in the brand's history. Those who crave high performance will want to head straight to the John Cooper Works (JCW) Roadster and its stronger engine and additional performance upgrades. It's a feat that even considering that, the JCW earns up to 35 mpg on the highway.