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Facts about Mini Coupe car. The Mini Coupe was a hardtop coupe made by BMW under the Mini marquee.
History of Mini Coupe car
The original concept car for the Mini Coupe came out in 2009. The Mini Coupe was first made in 2011, built on the second generation of the Mini. The Mini Coupe sold 27,350 cars in 2014. The Mini Coupe had only one generation and no major redesigns during its run. The Mini Coupe's last year was 2015. The Mini Coupe was not continued when the third generation of the Mini car came out.
Design of Mini Coupe car
The Mini Coupe was a sport compact car based on the Cooper Mini and Mini Cabriolet. The Mini Coupe is mechanically related to the Mini Hatch, though that is a “supermini” car. The Mini Coupe is a front engine, front wheel drive vehicle sharing the body of the Roadster. The Mini Coupe is essentially the hard top version of the Roadster.
The Mini Coupe has only two seats, instead of the Cabriolet’s four. This gives the Mini Coupe a larger trunk. The Mini Coupe's windscreen has a greater angle and lower roof to give it lower wind resistance. The Mini Coupe has a spoiler that comes up when the car is going over fifty miles per hour. The spoiler can be raised on demand by pressing a button. The Mini Coupe actually weighs slightly more than the four seat Mini car models because of the sturdier unibody, which has reinforced rocker sills. This gives the Mini Coupe an unusual helmet roof.
The Mini Coupe had several trim lines: the Cooper, the Cooper S, a Cooper SD (which other Mini cars don’t share), and John Cooper Works or JCW.
The Mini Coupe's basic version has a six speed manual transmission. The basic trim line has a 1.6 liter four cylinder 121 horsepower engine. The Cooper S trim level has a 1.6 liter 181 horsepower engine. The JCW version has a sport suspension as standard, whereas the other trim lines have it optional, along with a 1.6 liter 208 horsepower engine.
Performance of Mini Coupe car
The Mini Coupe achieved 29 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway, according to the EPA. The Cooper JCW high performance version gets 35 miles per gallon on the highway and 26 miles per gallon in the city.
The Mini Coupe had below average reliability for the 2015 model year according to JD Power and Associates.
There were no safety recalls for the Mini Cooper Coupe.
The Mini car marquee has been awarded a best resale value award by Kelley Blue Book for a decade, but that is for the entire line, and cannot be assumed to apply to the discontinued Mini Cooper Coupe.
Rivals of Mini Coupe car
A major rival to the Mini Coupe is the Mini Hardtop, which comes in two door, four door, and convertible forms.
Other rivals to the Mini Coupe include the Ford Mustang, Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S, and Volkswagen GTI.
Trivia about Mini Coupe car
The Mini Coupe had the internal BMW code R58. The Roadster was identified as R59. The Mini Roadster is essentially a convertible version of the Mini Coupe.
The Cooper SD version of the Roadster has a two liter 141 British horsepower engine. However, the Coupe does not have an SD trim line.
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