Monday, June 06, 2011

MINI Coupe

MINI Coupe

MINI is expanding its product family with the launch of a model geared squarely to maximising driving fun. The MINI Coupé indulges the keen driver with a level of agility unmatched in the small car segment, along with a unique body and interior concept and the brand’s customary commitment to premium levels of quality and equipment. The first two-seater in its line-up sees MINI not only breathe new life into its successful racing history but also provide a shot in the arm for the super-compact sports car class. The selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties of the MINI Coupé are all focused on delivering optimum performance. As a result, the new car radiates the brand’s hallmark go-kart feeling with a whole new depth of intensity and achieves the best performance statistics ever recorded by a volume-produced MINI.

MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe interior
The latest generation of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
The MINI Coupé can be ordered with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines in the brand’s arsenal. Outputs range from the 90 kW/122 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupé, to the MINI Cooper SD Coupé (105 kW/143 hp) and MINI Cooper S Coupé (135 kW/184 hp), all the way up to the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, a thoroughbred athlete producing 155 kW/211 hp.

The ultimate in go-kart feeling.
A level of chassis quality unmatched in the small car segment gives the new MINI model the handling flair you would expect from the brand. The precise Electric Power Steering, the standard-fitted DSC stability control system, powerful brakes and measures designed specifically to optimise torsional rigidity ensure the MINI Coupé driver can enjoy the ultimate in go-kart feeling.

Distinctive roof form, optimised aerodynamics, impressive storage space.
Its flat silhouette and innovative “helmet roof” lend the MINI Coupé a sporty and individual allure. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler optimises airflow at higher speeds. Helped by its extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility, the MINI Coupé displays outstanding versatility in day-to-day driving, when transporting leisure items or sports gear, and on trips out with a lucky partner.
  • MINI gives the small car segment another fascinating injection of variety with the presentation of the first two-seater in the brand’s current model range. The MINI Coupé represents the faithful transposition of the brand’s sporting DNA into a cutting-edge vehicle concept with a new interpretation of the super-compact sports car class; unrivalled handling agility and the best performance figures of any model in the MINI line-up; innovative design with a distinctive “helmet roof” form and optimised aerodynamic properties; a wide-opening tailgate and large, variable-use luggage area ensuring extensive versatility.
  • Latest generation of four-cylinder engines; most powerful petrol and diesel units in the MINI range; engine technology underpinned by the development expertise of the BMW Group / derived directly from motor sport; MINI John Cooper Works Coupé with 155 kW/211 hp, MINI Cooper S Coupé with 135 kW/184 hp, MINI Cooper Coupé with 90 kW/122 hp, MINI Cooper SD Coupé with 105 kW/143 hp; exceptional efficiency thanks to wide range of standard MINIMALISM technology;
    six-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard, six-speed automatic optional for MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper Coupé and MINI Cooper SD Coupé.
  • A chassis set-up, weight balance and body structure geared squarely to providing unbeatable driving fun gives the car’s go-kart feeling unrivalled depth; Electric Power Steering and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) as standard, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) optional (standard on MINI John Cooper Works Coupé); innovative pedestrian protection systems and measures to enhance body rigidity shift the car’s weight balance slightly further forward, giving the front-wheel-drive MINI Coupé optimised traction; agility and safety boosted by increase in torsional rigidity using carefully targeted, model-specific strengthening elements.
  • First “three-box” MINI with strikingly stepped rear end in the classic style of a gran turismo; sporty, flat coupé silhouette; sits 29 millimetres lower than MINI; new, faithful expression of the hallmark MINI design language; distinctive “helmet roof” with integral roof spoiler; first MINI with an active rear spoiler to optimise airflow at higher speeds; rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph).
  • Strict two-seater concept with extended stowage and loading capacity behind the driver and passenger seats; large, variable-use luggage area; large through-loading facility into the passenger compartment; wide and extremely high-opening tailgate makes loading easier.
  • Engine variants:
    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 1,850 – 5,600 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: 3,728 millimetres (MINI Cooper S Coupé,
    MINI John Cooper Works Coupé: 3,734 millimetres)
    Width: 1,683 millimetres
    Height: 1,378 millimetres (MINI Cooper S Coupé,
    MINI John Cooper Works Coupé: 1,384 millimetres)
    Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres

Design: a unique character cut from the brand’s unmistakable mould.
The MINI Coupé is the brand’s first model to adopt a three-box body structure with a strikingly stepped rear end. Its distinctive, exceptionally sporty characteristics are also reflected in a low-slung silhouette and expressively styled “helmet” roof. Resting atop the MINI Coupé’s glasshouse, the roof is painted in a contrasting colour as standard; a new take on Sport Stripes is among the additions available as an option. The distinctive lines of the Coupé body take their lead from the established MINI design language, while
stand-out design features in time-honoured MINI style also offer clear hints as to the brand identity of the new model.

The two-seater measures 3,734 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 3,728 millimetres) in length, 1,683 millimetres in width and 1,384 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 1,378 millimetres) in height. Its exterior length, width and wheelbase (2,467 millimetres) therefore match the measurements of the MINI virtually to the millimetre, but the MINI Coupé has a significantly lower body height.

Once inside, the two-seater’s distinctive character is underlined by oval recesses in the roof liner; these also serve to optimise headroom for the driver and front passenger. A conspicuously three-dimensional, two-piece luggage compartment cover is another feature of the MINI Coupé interior.

Engines: maximum power, typical MINI efficiency.
The most powerful petrol and diesel variants in the brand’s engine portfolio are primed for action in the MINI Coupé. This drive system technology is underpinned by the development expertise of the BMW Group and offers the hallmark MINI combination of instantaneous power delivery and exceptional efficiency.

Outputs range from the 90 kW/122 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupé, through the MINI Cooper SD Coupé (105 kW/143 hp) and MINI Cooper S Coupé (135 kW/184 hp) all the way to the range-topping sports performance of the 155 kW/211 hp MINI John Cooper Works Coupé. The MINI Cooper Coupé, MINI Cooper S Coupé and MINI Cooper SD Coupé can also be specified with an optional six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the six-speed manual item fitted as standard across the Coupé range.

Chassis: the go-kart driving experience at its most intense.
The bespoke suspension set-up of the MINI Coupé gives the brand’s traditional go-kart driving experience an unmatched intensity. The customary MINI front-wheel drive, MacPherson struts at the front axle, a multi-link rear axle, powerful brakes and Electric Power Steering ensure seductively agile handling properties. Sports suspension, which brings stiffer damper characteristics and sturdier anti-roll bars, is available as an option. And customers in search of an even sharper racing edge can order John Cooper Works suspension from the accessories range.

The MINI Coupé is fitted as standard with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), while Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) – standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, optional on all other models – adds even greater assurance on slippery surfaces and additional sports performance under dynamic cornering.

Body and safety: ideal weight balance, optimised aerodynamics, complete protection.
Like its chassis technology, the body structure and weight balance of the
MINI Coupé are also geared to providing maximum driving fun. Innovative pedestrian protection measures and technology developed to improve body rigidity shift slightly more of the car’s weight to the front, which has a positive effect on the traction of the front-drive Coupé. In addition, increasing torsional rigidity with carefully targeted, model-specific strengthening measures further enhances the car’s agility and safety rating.

An active rear spoiler teams up with the sharply raked windscreen, low-slung silhouette and integrated roof spoiler to optimise airflow at higher speeds. Making its MINI debut, the active rear spoiler is integrated into the boot lid and pops up automatically when the MINI Coupé reaches a speed of 80 km/h (50 mph). In so doing it provides an optimised aerodynamic balance between the front and rear axle. When travelling at maximum speed, the active rear spoiler provides 40 kilograms (88 lb) of extra downforce. The MINI John Cooper Works Coupé also comes as standard with a John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit.

The range of standard safety equipment on board the MINI Coupé includes front airbags and head-thorax airbags, which are integrated into the sides of the seat backrests, three-point inertia-reel seat belts including belt force limiters and belt tensioners, and a Tyre Defect Indicator.

Equipment with premium character: high-quality, innovative, individual.
The customary MINI variety in the range of available exterior paint finishes, interior colours, upholstery variants and equipment features, together with a selection of other options specific to the Coupé, give owners unprecedented scope when it comes to customising their MINI Coupé. The car’s premium character is underlined by an expansive range of standard equipment, which includes speed-sensitive power assistance for the steering, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, height-adjustable seats, air conditioning (MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper SD Coupé, MINI John Cooper Works Coupé) and an audio system with MP3-compatible CD player and AUX IN connection. Optional equipment includes black headlight housing, xenon Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Access, automatic climate control, automatically dimming rear-view mirror and exterior mirrors, the storage package, preparation for a rear luggage carrier rack, the
John Cooper Works Pack and exclusive options from the MINI Yours range.

Also unrivalled in the small car segment is the MINI Coupé’s range of entertainment and communications systems. Customers can choose from equipment such as a Harman Kardon hi-fi loudspeaker system, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation and a USB audio interface. And, if the MINI Visual Boost radio or MINI navigation system is specified, MINI Connected functions such as web radio, Google local search and Google Send to Car services, reception of RSS news feeds, and in-car use of Facebook and Twitter, are also available.

Made in England: MINI Plant Oxford adds the MINI Coupé to its product line-up.
The MINI Coupé also underlines its links to the brand’s successful motor sport history through its British roots; it will be produced alongside the MINI, MINI Clubman and MINI Convertible at MINI Plant Oxford. The arrival of the new model sees the assembly plant on the outskirts of Oxford, the press shop in Swindon and the Hams Hall engine factory near Birmingham playing an even more important role for the BMW Group. The start of MINI Coupé production is part of another increase in capacity, a process which will be boosted further through the ongoing development of the MINI model range. The BMW Group is investing around £500 million in the homeland of the MINI over the next three years as part of the expansion and modernisation of its manufacturing facilities in Britain. MINI already ranks as the country’s third-largest carmaker.
MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe
MINI Coupe

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