2011 Mini Cooper S Hardtop, an AW Drivers Log Car Review – Autoweek

28 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on 2011 Mini Cooper S Hardtop, an AW Drivers Log Car Review – Autoweek

2011 Mini Cooper S an AW Drivers Log Car Review

Shopping for a NEW or vehicle? Click here to your search.

ASSOCIATE JONATHAN WONG: A friend’s disgust greeted me when I up in the 2011 Mini Cooper S. I those cars, my friend I tried to explain the appeal of the from a driver’s standpoint.

But it was a car in my friend’s mind. OK, fine.

That’s too bad because this S hardtop is better than with the small improvements made for the 2011 model From a styling standpoint, a new front fascia with fog lights, functional brake-cooling new side-marker lenses, restyled taillights and reverse lamps. there are redesigned audio and controls and a few small trim-color

The turbocharged 1.6-liter gains Valvetronic variable-valve-timing system to output by 9 hp to 181 hp, which some naturally assume would the car’s torque-steering tendencies. thought of that, too, and has an antitorque steer program to the electric-power-steering system. It works. maneuvers are easily accomplished the force-induced four-cylinder churning out of power with the sport pressed.

Keeping things pointed in the direction doesn’t require a grip. Steering response is with good feedback and tuned in. This car is easy to around and simply to enjoy.

The Mini’s six-speed manual offers precise and crisp and the suspension keeps things around corners while providing enough absorption for normal commutes–at least to me. may consider it a little harsh. As all BMW products, I’ll have to the run-flat tires to task.

are annoyingly loud, and I recommend who purchases a Mini to replace right away. Replacing the will certainly improve quality, too.

For a small commuter car, few can match this Mini S for the combination of fuel economy and fun Maybe the Fiat 500 Abarth it gets here? We’ll have to wait and see about one.

Later on that when I left, my friend told me, Enjoy your I said I would, but then for a second and looked at this S. With its spice-orange paint job and Mini Yours funky images on the side, I sort of where my friend was coming

2011 Mini Cooper S

Base Price: $23,700

Price: $27,700

Drivetrain: turbocharged I4; FWD, six-speed

Output: 181 hp @ 5,500 rpm, 177 @ 1,600-5,500 rpm

Curb Weight: lb

Fuel Economy (EPA/ AW ): mpg

Options: Sport package 17-inch alloy wheels, traction control, xenon ($1,250); Mini Connected keyless entry ($500); front seats ($500); exterior paint ($500); Mini Yours tattoo

Get more car news, reviews and every day: Sign up to the Autoweek Daily Drive right to your inbox.

commenting is currently disabled for in the meantime, connect with us on @AutoweekUSA. @AutoweekRacing. or Facebook at .

Tagged as:

Other articles of the category "Mini Cooper":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Car Catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about cars