2014 MINI Cooper S Video, First Look

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The next-generation MINI Cooper made its debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, growing in size and space.

The new MINI Cooper S will feature a four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, though the British automaker explained that torque can be boosted to 221 lb-ft for a limited time. Most noticeable however is that the MINI Cooper S grows 4.5 inches in length, is 1.7-inches wider and 0.3-inches taller.

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But perhaps the biggest change to MINI enthusiasts is the elimination of the traditional central novelty-sized tach. This time around, there’s a digital display screen that’s available up to 8.8 inches in size.

See more of the new MINI Cooper S with our first look video from the LA Auto Show.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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