MINI Officially Reveals Cooper Coupe, Pricing
It's the first MINI 2-seater since the brand relaunched in the US.
Finally — after a slew of teasers, spy shots and other temptations — pictures of the much-anticipated MINI Cooper coupe in full production trim were released on Monday.
The coupe is the first two-seat MINI since the brand relaunched in the United States. It will be offered with three four-cylinder engine choices, topped by a 208-hp John Cooper Works model. Six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes are available, depending on the version.
Additionally, MINI released pricing information: The base coupe starts at $22,000, the S variant is $25,300 and the JCW is $31,900. All prices include $700 shipping charges, and the JCW version gets an aero kit, which is standard for the new model year on all Minis.
The coupe is claimed to have the best acceleration ever for a MINI — to the tune of a 6.1-second 0-to-60-mph time — and it can reach a top speed of 149 mph.
The so-called "helmet roof" is shown more clearly and camo-free for the first time in these shots. It comes standard in a contrasting color from the body. Aerodynamics are fortified with spoilers on the roof and in the rear; the latter deploys automatically at 50 mph.
Despite its two-seat setup, there is stowage space behind the front seats and a wide-opening tailgate, MINI says.
The coupe goes on sale in October and is MINI's attempt to lure more male buyers to the brand.
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That's an amazing feat you accomplished considering they didn't start making Minis until 1962.
But I know what you mean, they're great cars, I've owned 2 of them. My wife now drives a 2011 Cooper S and she loves it.
Someone said "cute"; cute this ain't...
guerragene said "My brother and husband are 6'4" and both of them fit into this car with room to spare. Have you tried to sit in one."
My Countryman arrived on July 11 and is wonderfully loved by both my dogs and myself. It is cute but more important is is roomy ... I am a 5'7" woman (overweight at the gime) with two dogs at 50 pounds each ... we all have room to spare! I also have a MINI Cooper S Convertible for summer driving (and sometimes in MN winters). I traded in my 2009 Mercury Mariner for my MINI Countryman and have no regrets although I loved my Mariner too. I have also had 250-300 pound men in the car that felt that the room was fantastic. Sooooooooo ... if you are thinking that room is scarce ... think again and try it out!