MINI CoupJune 7, 2011
The forthcoming two-seater MINI Coupé is designed to be the most driver-focused MINI yet, however it will also promise economy of up to 65.7 mpg.
The Coupé can be ordered with the brand’s most powerful petrol and diesel engines.
The 143 hp MINI Cooper SD Coupé will have a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with a 0–62 mph time of 7.9 seconds, a top speed of 134 mph, average fuel consumption of 65.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km.
The 122 hp MINI Cooper Coupé with its four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine has a 0–62 mph time of 9.0 seconds, a top speed of 127 mph, average fuel consumption of 52.3 mpg, and CO2 emissions of 127 g/km.
The 184 hp MINI Cooper S Coupé with its four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection will accelerate from 0–62 mph in 6.9 seconds, go on to a top speed of 143 mph and achieve an average fuel consumption of 48.7 mpg with CO2 emissions of 136 g/km.
The 211 hp MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, with its four-cylinder 1.6-litre petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, can accelerate from 0–62 mph in 6.4 seconds, and go on to a top speed of 149 mph. Average fuel consumption will be 39.8 mpg with CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.
A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard, with a six-speed automatic optional for the MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper Coupé and MINI Cooper SD Coupé.
Go-kart handling is probably the most common phrase in MINI press releases, and the Coupé promises better handling than any other MINI to date. It will feature Electric Power Steering, DSC stability control system, powerful brakes and high torsional rigidity.
The main visual difference between the MINI Hatch and the Coupe is the roofline, which falls from behind the occupants to the rear of the car. MINI calls it a “helmet roof”. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler extends automatically at 50 mph to optimise airflow. The rear seats are replaced by a luggage area.
The MINI Coupe is due this summer.