The Mini Cooper S is not just famous for its name, but also for the brand and model’s long history. The model has also sustained its stake in the market by providing optimum performance in its diesel and petrol engines. And as the vehicle continues to be sold in the industry, the company maintains its mark by offering not just updated features but also a distinct style that has allowed the MINI to stand out since 2001.
The latest Mini Cooper S sports a design that’s not as small or compact as the original. But the larger dimensions are a necessity given that the contemporary audience requires a larger interior and exterior. The current design still takes cues from the original, yet assures a design that would make it distinct from the Volkswagen and Fiat’s classic models.
The Mini Cooper S’ incredible driving performance makes it a notch apart from the Fiat or Volkswagen models. A 1.6-litre turbocharged engine found in the Peugeot Models make the Mini Cooper S a top choice on the road. The engine is quite efficient at 136g/km carbon dioxide and has an average economy of 48.7mpg average economy. It can arrive at the 62mph sprint in just 7 seconds from standstill; the time limit may not be the top speed of other brands, but it is more than enough for those who want just the right pace on the road.
The model also overtakes well thanks to a strong in-gear pace. Flexibility is another great factor of the Mini Cooper S, allowing the driver more freedom on twisted roads. You’ll only have to shift into the third or fourth gears and nothing else. Transition into the sixth gear is smooth as you go into the motorway and performance is refined overall. The 1.6-litre engine comes with a six-speed manual, but you can also have a six-speed automatic that arrives at the 62mph in 7.2 seconds CO2 emissions of 149g/km, and a fuel economy of 44.1 mpg. The diesel engine is another great option: the 2.0-litre turbodiesel is found in the Cooper SD. The 225lb ft. engine has a torque that ranges between 1750 and 2700 rpm.
Handling is another great feature of the Mini Cooper S. The car has an agile body, responsive steering, and a good grip. Steering is also light and never too heavy and allows you to turn tightly into different circles. Suspension is another great feature even if the Cooper S is stiffer than other Mini models.
Although the Mini Cooper S has more than enough head and legroom, the back area is much smaller in terms of space. The rear seats are not suited to children and are only comfortable on short trips. At the most, two adults will find the most comfort in the Mini Cooper S. The boot isn’t too practical either; its small size can only fit in a few shopping bags. If there’s no one seated out back, you can get the extra space from the rear seats. Folding up the rear seats makes the boot space more flexible.
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