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 |  Nov 22 2013, 7:08 PM

8. 2015 MINI Cooper / Cooper S

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For its second generation, the MINI Cooper and Cooper S grow longer, taller and wider with more powerful engines to boot. Using BMW “TwinPower” turbo technology, the powerplants both benefit from output increases.

For the Cooper, that means moving to a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, while the Cooper S comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available in either model, and MINI made some practical changes to the cabin as well. The window switches move to the doors and the cars finally get a more traditional gauge cluster rather than the oversized indicator mounted mid-dash. Jolly good.

  • Larry the pudding pop

    I love tapioca pudding, you jerk!

  • Honest Abe

    So… your number one car isn’t even real?

  • Jim Mc Cool

    Lots of great looking cars and a few odd balls. In real life I would prefer the new Jaguar coupe v6-S.

  • ticleve2

    These all suck! Nothing new, nothing inspiring.

  • Bo Treat

    and we are finally seeing/being sold the technology of the 50′s… we’ve had shit like this for decades, and they just slowly give out reasonable technology, now that oil is decreasing, the manufacturers will stop selling cars that drink it like fucking coke.