New MINI Coupe Debuts in Production Trim: 65 High Res Photos and Pricing

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No more hiding under conceptual suits and swirly camouflage for MINI’s all-new 2012 Coupé as the firm’s parent company, the BMW Group, officially lifted the veil off the production model on Monday. The sportiest-looking MINI to date is a coupe-flavored version of the hatchback with seating strictly for two.

The Coupé’s appearance was previewed by the 2009 concept car of the same name and is distinguished by the backwards “helmet roof” design and the more sharply raked A-pillars.

The first “three-box” MINI also sits 52mm or 2.05-inches lower than its three-door hatchback counterpart. Notably, it also features an active rear spoiler that extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph) to optimize airflow at highway speeds.

Inside, the Coupé keeps the hatchback model’s familiar dashboard design and layout sprinkled with new colors and exclusive trim materials. The absence of a rear seat bench creates a larger 280-litre boot that can also be opened from the driver’s or passenger’s seat. Mini has tried to improve the car’s practicality with the larger door bins, three cupholders and a cross-rack behind the seats.

Under the skin, the British company says it has tweaked the Coupé’s chassis to further improve handling over the hatchback models.

Depending on the market, the two-door MINI will offer buyers a choice of three 1.6-liter four-cylinder petrol engines, including a naturally aspirated version with 122HP for the base Cooper, plus turbocharged variants with 184HP for the Cooper S and 211HP for the flagship John Cooper Works model. There’s also a 2.0-liter turbo diesel churning out 143HP for the Cooper SD.

In the UK, on-the-road prices have been set at £16,640 for the 122HP Cooper, £19,775 for the 184HP Cooper S, £20,510 for the diesel-powered Cooper SD and £23,795 for the 211HP JCW model.

While MINI’s press blurb did not mention anything about U.S. prices, Autoweek reported that the company has released pricing information with the base Cooper starting at $22,000, the S variant at $25,300 and the JCW at $31,900, with all prices including a $700 destination fee.

Albeit different in philosophy, it's worth mentioning that the Coupe is priced on par with Chevy’s Camaro (312HP V6 starts at $22,805, 426HP V8 from $31,070) with the JCW being more expensive than BMW’s own entry level 128i Coupe with its 230HP inline-six ($30,950).


EUROPEAN-SPEC

MINI John Cooper Works Coupé:Four-cylinder petrol engine with
twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motor sport.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 2,000 – 5,100 rpm
(280 Nm/207 lb-ft with overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.4 seconds,
Top Speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 7.1 litres per
100 kilometres (39.8 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 165 g/km.

MINI Cooper S Coupé: Four-cylinder petrol engine with
twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,500 rpm,
Max. Torque: 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm
(260 Nm/192 lb-ft with overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.9 seconds,
Top Speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 5.8 litres per
100 kilometres (48.7 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 136 g/km.

MINI Cooper Coupé: Four-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm,
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 9.0 seconds,
Top Speed: 204 km/h (127 mph),
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 5.4 litres per
100 kilometres (52.3 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 127 g/km.

MINI Cooper SD Coupé: Four-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common-rail injection and variable turbine geometry.
Displacement: 1,995 cc,
Output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 305 Nm/225 lb-ft at 1,750 – 2,700 rpm.
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.9 seconds,
Top Speed: 216 km/h (134 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 4.3 litres per
100 kilometres (65.7 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 114 g/km.

Exterior dimensions:

Length: 3,734 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 3,728 millimetres
Width: 1,683 millimetres
Height: 1,384 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 1,378 millimetres)
Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres



NORTH AMERICAN-SPEC

MINI John Cooper Works Coupe: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motorsports.
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 208 hp at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 192 lb-ft at 1,850 – 5,600 rpm (207 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm)
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.1 seconds
Top speed: 149 mph
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers (US EPA estimates not yet available.)
CO2 emissions: 165 g/km

MINI Cooper S Coupe: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group's VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 181 hp at 5,500 rpm
Max. torque: 177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm (192 lb-ft with Overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm)
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 6.5 seconds
Top speed: 142 mph
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 5.8 liters per 100 kilometers (US EPA estimates not yet available)
CO2 emissions: 136 g/km

MINI Cooper Coupe: 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group's VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc
Output: 121 hp at 6,000 rpm
Max. torque: 118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm
Acceleration: 0–60 mph: 8.3 seconds
Top speed: 127 mph
Average fuel consumption according to EU standard: 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers (US EPA estimates not yet available)
CO2 emissions: 127 g/km

Exterior dimensions:

Length: 146.8 inches / 3,728 millimeters (MINI Cooper S Coupe, MINI John Cooper Works Coupe: 147 inches / 3,734 millimeters)
Width: 66.3 inches / 1,683 millimeters
Height: 54.6 inches / 1,387millimeters (MINI Cooper S Coupe, MINI John Cooper Works Coupe: 54.5 inches / 1,384 millimeters)
Wheelbase: 97.1 inches / 2,467 millimeters


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