Mini Coupe is not a serious car. That much is obvious. This is not a car anyone important, influential and dignified would drive. Because of its yobbish character though, the car is massive fun. With a roof styled to look like a cap worn backwards, the cheeky Mini is like a go Kart for the streets. Especially in the Cooper S guise. It’s not that fast, but it’s a good sport. It has limited functionality though. That’s a problem.
In this episode of Ignition show, Carlos Lago gets behind the wheel of the car to investigate those limits.
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
- Power 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