Mini is expanding its product family with the launch of a model geared squarely to maximising driving fun. The Mini Coupé indulges the keen driver with a level of agility unmatched in the small car segment, along with a unique body and interior concept and the brand’s customary commitment to premium levels of design, quality, equipment and individualisation. The first two-seater in its current line-up sees Mini not only breathe new life into its successful racing history but also provide a shot in the arm for the super-compact sports car class. The selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties of the Mini Coupé are all focused on delivering optimum performance. As a result, the new car radiates the brand’s hallmark go-kart feeling with a whole new depth of intensity and achieves the best performance statistics ever recorded by a volume-produced Mini.
The Mini Coupé is the brand’s first model to adopt a three-box body structure with a strikingly stepped rear end. Its distinctive lines are expressed in the customary Mini design language and combine with unmistakable styling features. All of which accurately showcases both the new model’s distinctive characteristics and its brand identity. Its flat silhouette and innovative “helmet roof” lend the Mini Coupé a sporty and individual allure. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler optimises airflow at higher speeds.
Inside the car, the two-seater concept is emphasised by features such as oval recesses in the roof liner. With its extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility, the Mini Coupé displays outstanding versatility in day-to-day driving, when transporting leisure items or sports gear, and on trips out with a lucky partner.
The Mini Coupé can be ordered with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines in the brand’s arsenal. Outputs range from the 122 hp of the Mini Cooper Coupé, all the way up to the Mini John Cooper Works Coupé, a thoroughbred athlete producing 211 hp. A level of chassis quality unmatched in the small car segment gives the new Mini model the handling flair you would expect from the brand. The precise Electric Power Steering, the standard-fitted DSC stability control system, powerful brakes and measures designed specifically to optimise torsional rigidity ensure the Mini Coupé driver can enjoy the ultimate in go-kart feeling.
The striking roof of the Mini Coupé is painted in a contrasting colour as standard, while the options list includes a new interpretation of the Mini Sport stripes. An extended selection of seat variants, door trim, trim strips and Colour Lines can be specified for the interior. Customers can also dip into the exclusive Mini Yours range of products, as well as options and accessories with a strong sporting flavour from John Cooper Works.
Mini Connected functions such as web radio, Google local search and Google Send to Car services, reception of RSS news feeds, and in-car use of Facebook and Twitter, are available in conjunction with the Mini Visual Boost radio or Mini navigation system.