Mini Coupe Spied Ahead Of Official Debut

Harry Lay
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mini coupe spied ahead of official debut

The all-new eagerly anticipated MINI Coupe is almost here. The all-new two-seater coupe is described as being an important competitor within the compact sports car class, a greater focus on performance compared to other MINI models. MINI describes its fine balance of the selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties, delivering optimum performance and superb driving pleasure.

The MINI Coupe will offer the Cooper, the Cooper S and the John Cooper Works Model. Surprisingly there will be no engines changes for the Coupe. Power will remain the same at 122-hp(base), 180-hp(S) and 208-hp(JCW). Both the Cooper and Cooper S Coupes are available with an optional six-speed automatic transmission or the six-speed manual transmission that comes fitted in all models as standard. An active rear spoiler is also offered on all Coupe models.

Outside, the car still retains the same MINI styling, but comes wrapped in a more aggressive package. Interestingly, the Coupe is actually based on the MINI Convertible, but with added bracing on the rear and sills, making it even stiffer than the current hatch. Pricing and weight have not yet been announced but we will soon have more information in the next few days.


[Source: MotoringFile]

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  • Gloria Hitchcock Gloria Hitchcock on Jun 06, 2011

    I love my Mini Cooper just coming up to one year old. Only do about 2,000 miles per year as I live abroad half the year... might change it again in 2013. I have had 2 mini Coopers and 2 Mini 1's and my daughter has a Mini 1. Like the look of the Mini VP Coupe Roadster..... Cheers, Gloria

  • Mike Whiles Mike Whiles on Jun 09, 2011

    I know you'll think Im mad but I was travelling towards Banbury (Oxfordshire) yesterday morning and I believe I saw a Coupe running on the opposite lane of the M40, I was travelling south, it was going north. This happened just after 10:30 and was between junctions 12& 11... I have a Cooper and a keen eye for all things MINI/Mini - could have been wrong - perhaps it was just wishful thinking - but was shocked to my boots!!