Unsurprisingly, the car comes with less rear headroom, less weight and, well, less of almost everything than its chunkier Countryman sibling. The car sits 0.4 inches lower than the Countryman while losing 1.6 inches in overall height and loses 44 lbs.
As is the norm in Europe, there will be two gas and two diesel engines bearing the “S” badging to denote performance in both fuel forms. In the gasoline’s case, the Cooper engine will make 120 hp while the Cooper S will pack 181. On the oil burning side, the Cooper D will have 110 hp while the Cooper SD will have 141, although those numbers are meaningless to the diesel crowd without torque figures to factor into such a small car.
If past history is any indication, the diesel versions will stay safety across the Atlantic, though there isn’t any official word on which versions will make the swim. The Gasoline-engined car is said to get the same fuel consumption rating on the imperial cycle, which would suggest the Countryman Coupe will get 27/35 mpg city/highway, though it won’t be surprising to find those numbers slightly higher given the car’s changes.
Expect a John Cooper Works model to follow.
GALLERY: MINI Countryman Coupe