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Mini Cooper S

Mini Cooper S. 2009

fun, an interior that the maximum amount of car in the minimum of space and a myriad of personalization keep the 2009 MINI and Cooper S on top of the small-car premium as sales continue to grow, the previous year’s.

2009 Cooper S.

The body of the latest MINI – introduced in 2007 – evolutionary development from the 1959 Classic Mini, the interior, including styling are evocative of the original and contain the technological advances found And powering either the 2009 Cooper or MINI Cooper S are a of four-cylinder engines resembling the MINI’s in cylinder number and transversely over the front but far more efficient, cleaner and

Performance plays a major in providing driving fun and the four-cylinder of the MINI hardtops deliver. The 1.6-liter version in the Cooper S 172 horsepower, eclipsing the magical measure revered by enthusiasts. translates into 0-to-60 mph in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 139 mph.

The engine in the Cooper, also 1.6 features variable valve and accelerates this agile athlete to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, with top of 126 mph.

Despite their higher level of dynamic and sporting character, both return superior fuel with the MINI Cooper S a preliminary 2009 EPA fuel estimate of 26 City/34 Highway mpg for a preliminary EPA estimate of 29 mpg. The Cooper is even more with preliminary EPA 2009 of 28/37 City/Highway for a combined of 32 mpg.

Both engine are fitted transversely under the and power the front wheels. – instead of conventional cast – and weight-optimized crankshafts are part of the concept of the aluminum power Fuel consumption, in turn, is by a volume flow-controlled oil pump and an water pump for the coolant – two technical features previously to larger and more expensive segments.

The MINI Cooper and the Cooper S both come with a six-speed manual Both models can be ordered an optional six-speed automatic that features a sport and includes steering-wheel-mounted paddle

With its low center of gravity and stance that moves the to the extreme corners of the car, and nimble driving behavior is as is that go-kart feeling. The structure of the body shell as as a wide range of safety in turn, help to ensure the MINI meets or exceeds all requirements. In a recent NHTSA MINI excelled in all aspects four- and five-star ratings.

with the MINI Cooper, the Cooper S has a more sporting set-up, and as an option both are available with sports for an even higher standard of pleasure.

The EPAS Electrical Steering helps make the even more nimble and on the road, as speed-related assistance low steering forces when and precise control at high And when the standard Sport is depressed, EPAS offers a mode that specifically steering forces for an even direct driving experience.

look and a friendly face.

the original to the original” – this was the in creating the body design of the modern MINI. The entire car was from the ground up, with details and features being and enhanced in the process. But in its outer the MINI remains unmistakable, the grill and large circular characterizing the front end of the car and giving it the “bulldog,” friendly appearance.

to the grill on the first modern the new hexagon radiator grill is a unit. The direction indicator on the new MINI are integrated in the headlight giving the front end an even clarity and more straightforward with just two additional marks” instead of the previous four. These are the positioning beneath the headlights which include the optional fog lamps.

generation’s increased length – inches – is hardly noticeable, the car’s overall proportions smooth, uncluttered and particularly The larger exterior dimensions more space within the compartment, as well as the foundation for the future safety regulations.

The end and front design of the car also to distinguish the individual model One significant difference setting the two apart is the more powerful and looking hood, which an exclusive air-intake scoop, of the S, some 0.8-inches higher that of the smooth one on the Cooper.

side-line, powerful rear

Seen from the side, the new is firm, taut and striking, powerfully on its wheels in a look to friends and aficionados of the brand as the on the wheels.” Another characteristic is the uninterrupted “flow” of windows the car, adorning the new MINI a complete, 360-degree band of

The distinct “shoulders” at the rear of the new forms a counter-element to the longer end of the car. The well-known MINI are maintained and are faithful to the original Mini.

Iconic center and toggle switches.

Combined the horizontal geometry of the interior in particular, the dashboard, the displays in purist, round design the overall design theme of the The central element is the MINI-signature speedometer, which for 2009 a new maximum speed of 160 mph/260 The displays and controls for the entertainment as well as the display for the optional system are integrated in the speedometer, the tachometer remains a separate positioned, as befits a sporting behind the steering wheel in the line of sight.

The vertical control knobs, the two cupholders in the bottom section of the center and the racing-inspired toggle switches are all of MINI. The characteristic toggles the optional fog lamps, the power – with express, one-touch up and – and central locking are larger before and, in the new generation, are by duplicates in the roof console for and interior-lighting control.

A round finished in typical MINI replaces the conventional door and key, with the driver engine operation with a button. All instruments and controls are smooth and easy to operate, at the right point for optimum

Background illumination in five

The interior lighting reflects MINI style and class, the addition of ambient lighting can be varied in five stages warm orange to sporting Serving as discreet “waterfall from above and as indirect of the roof lining, the door bins and the door handle this illumination scheme a unique atmosphere inside the MINI.

Natural wood, leather, and chrome as special options.

The 2009 MINI to offer a wide range of and special equipment to meet the and personal preferences of virtually any Wood, leather, various combinations mean adjusting the can be tailored for an “exact” fit.

The MINI is offered in 10 body with six metallics available on the and seven metallics on the Cooper S. The look is further customizable to additional color and graphic for the roof and mirror caps. both the MINI Cooper S and the Cooper are available with line interior and exterior featuring chrome surrounds on the dials, a chrome bar on the lower air in the front air dam and chrome rings on the fog on the MINI Cooper, plus, on the Cooper S, chrome bars in the air on the rear air dam and on the rear lid handle.

range of safety equipment.

from its strong and stable structure, the MINI offers a of crash safety unique in its In the event of a collision, optimized paths within the body serve to effectively divert acting on the car, despite the overhangs front and rear.

Reflecting the premium standard of the both models come a wide range of safety including six standard airbags to occupant safety. New for 2009, Stability Control (DSC) is on all models and offered for the first on a MINI product is Dynamic Control (DTC), which is on both models (models production in December 2008).

DTC more spirited driving maintaining electronic stability systems should the need DTC also includes a new EDLC Differential Lock) function controls wheelspin on the drive during acceleration by using brake force to manage the and torque differential between the

Active safety is enhanced in driving situations by the standard brakes (ABS), Electronic Force Distribution (EBFD), Brake Control (CBC), as as Automatic Stability Control + (ASC+T) control standard on the Cooper S with on/off

Brake Assist on both detects emergency operation of the and builds up maximum brake very quickly. Hill start-off assistance, in conjunction DSC, maintains brake for up to 3 seconds after the brake has been released and before the has been engaged, to prevent the car rolling back when off on an uphill gradient.

British at the cornerstone of the MINI’s success.

The new is built in the British production formed by the BMW Group Plants in Swindon, and Hams Hall. In years the BMW Group has made investment in the expansion and modernization of integrated production network, the various tasks and functions by the plants in Oxford (final Swindon (press shop) and Hall (body shop) are on the requirements of the market. Together, all plants currently employ 6,700 associates; the plants’ capacity is going to be increased to up to MINIs a year in the mid-term.

The launch of the latest generation of the was November 18, 2006, marking the birthday of Sir Alec Issigonis, the of the original MINI, whose philosophy, character and flair all on in the new MINI.

This revolutionary car was presented for the first time in 1959 to the public: featuring drive, transverse engine at the short body overhangs, wheelbase and wide track this ground-breaking marque and the MINI the role model for of cars in its segment. The universal defying marketing norms, and success in racing quickly the MINI a genuine milestone in the of the automobile, with production of the MINI amounting for almost 5.4 units by the year 2000.

The of the MINI was knighted in 1969 by the and died in 1988 – at a time production of the classic MINI had exceeded four million – at an age of almost 82.

Exterior Design – A Distinctive Look:

The 2009 is recognizable as a MINI from angle. Thoroughly modern, but remains true and faithful to The body designers created a authentic design reflecting the character of the classic MINI and the appeal of its predecessor.

This not only accentuates the individual and character of the MINI, but also the great demands made by a of a genuine premium car into Superior performance and even safety requirements than which governed the first of the modern MINI have at the time motivated the car’s to re-interpret its body design appropriate and desirable. However, as the proportions have remained the compared to the previous generation, the remains just as unmistakable as retaining the typical MINI and style.

Authentic design: remains MINI.

“From the to the original” – this is and was the philosophy the start in designing the exterior of the MINI. And following this the car’s creators and designers an essential step in the process of along a clearly defined “In its exterior design, this is an evolution of its predecessor”, said Chief Designer Gert For the objective in designing the car was to bring out all and features of distinction not only but also typical of the modern even more consistently and

Indeed, even the first of the modern MINI already from the start in suitably the concept of the classical MINI the year 1959. And now the new model is continuing this concept of

Careful and consistent loyalty in the design of the car and equally consistent in adhering to the traditional icons in the of the MINI help to give the MINI its unique authenticity at first sight. In its individual and design language, the new MINI is carried over from the and mimicry of the human body, these symbols in perfect

An open and fully alert characterizes the front end of the car; shoulders give the side its typical flair and appearance. And soft contours dominate features and design elements as the hood.

The large wheels and window line give the MINI a firmer and more look from the side, expressing the masculine and … of the brand.

Traditional design powerful look.

The face of the remains unmistakable and characteristic of the in every respect.

This is in particular by three elements: the front lights, the positioning accommodated in the front air dam and the hexagonal grille. The round clear headlights have been slightly to the outside in order to the well-known and balanced proportions of the end. The headlights accommodate the indicators formerly fitted as units.

Hence, the lone element reminiscent of previous is the positioning lights serving as marks” in the face of the 2009 and accommodating the optional fog lamps.

The grill is particularly conspicuous in its The grill is a single unit and its a modified hexagon grill, is more reminiscent of the air scoop on the MINI. Through its horizontal the grill serves to further the width of the car’s body, the MINI a more masculine

Unique appearance: each series with its striking, style.

The front ends of the Cooper and MINI Cooper S through a number of details each variant a distinctive On the MINI Cooper, the lower air scoop swings up slightly at side, creating the impression of a car. The grill is formed by crosswise, chrome-plated ribs and a grid positioned further again helping to give the front end of the car an elegant and likeable

The front end of the MINI Cooper S is sporting and dominant in its overall with the hood being up nearly an inch higher that of the Cooper to accommodate the engine. “And it is a wonderful of that classic ‘form function,’ making it quite of MINI,” stated Exterior Marcus Syring. “Authentic of this kind shows comes within the car, is precisely why we have intentionally the MINI Cooper S an even powerful and muscular front

The plastic grid within the in its chrome surround accentuates extra size and muscle, the pattern taking up the hexagon of the grill repeated in the lower air As a result, both air intake visualize the power of the turbocharged beneath the hood; another of distinction on the 2009 MINI S being the stylized opening in the

The sideline: large wheels, overhangs.

With its powerful presence, the end of the car flows smoothly and harmoniously the flanks of the MINI, creating a firm and taut look the side. Large wheels and body overhangs front and give the MINI “stance on the character famous for several as if the car were literally resting on its

Continuing the reminiscence of this great-grandfather, launched almost 50 ago, is the diagonal flow of the seam between the engine lid and the side indicators – where the MINI had a visible welding Further design icons are the door handles and the direction lights accommodated in the front panels.

Yet another feature of the modern MINI is the glazed around the passenger cell or On this MINI it is a dark of glass extending around the Also covering the roof this band of glass the impression of a roof hovering in space, once again the muscular stature of the car’s

The rear end: focusing on the horizontal lines.

In creating the MINI, the car’s designers powerful rear shoulders, the unmistakable proportions of the MINI’s These shoulders give the end rounded contours as the car is characterized by horizontal lines at the back.

The created with these build on one another and appear to each other, forming a flowing step structure, the effect and giving it a stable from behind.

An additional panel near the C-pillar as a vertical contour lip to optimize the of air at the back of the MINI. And a further is the small air flow lip at the rear end of the which helps improve the aerodynamics: The drag coefficient of the MINI Cooper is 0.33cd.

The spoiler on the 2009 MINI S increases downforce on the rear as well as optimize airflow. features carried over in looks from motorsport are the two positioned in the middle, a large air in the rear air dam, and the rear fog in two separate sections.

Body fresh, classy and sophisticated.

The MINI is available with a of 10 colors. On the Cooper, the non metallics are Yellow, Oxygen Blue, Red and Pepper White. The metallic are British Racing Green, Silver, Astro Black, Silver, Lightning Blue, and Red.

Two further metallic Dark Silver and Laser are reserved exclusively for the MINI S and join British Racing Pure Silver, Astro Sparkling Silver, Lightning and the non-metallic colors Pepper Mellow Yellow and Chili The customer is able to further the range of colors and combinations the ability to choose a contrasting color in black or white.

within the first half of the model year, two new MINI include Midnight Black, replaces Astro Black, and Blue, which replaces Blue. This color will be for both models.

To an even higher standard of both the MINI Cooper and Cooper S are available with an Chromeline package comprising surrounds and, on the Cooper, a on the lower air intake scoop and in the fog lamps and, on the MINI S, also in the air outlet at the rear end of the And last but certainly not least, the handle in the rear lid of the MINI S also comes in a chrome

Interior Design – Space, More Style:

The of the 2009 MINI is the result of a in design covering all areas and within the car. The result more features and an even range of equipment, optimized more space, more and stylish materials, and quality of reflecting the premium character of “Focusing on the interior, we decided to the car’s design in order to highlight the sporting and masculine and technical progress of the new MINI,” MINI’s Chief Designer Hildebrand.

The high shoulder of the body creates a sporting ambience within the interior, the overall look and impression of the car on a handful of distinctive highlights again serve to emphasize the new and more striking character of the

One example is a smaller number of now offer a wider range of And a significant improvement is the driver and experience of space and roominess the 2009 MINI, even the car’s exterior dimensions grown by only about 2.4 from the predecessor. “Enhancing and the design of the car, we sought the start to offer maximum space within minimum stated MINI’s Interior Marc Girard. And indeed, the centre console provides legroom for the driver and front while the horizontal arrangement of the panel emphasizes the generosity of the

Round air vents moved to the serve to accentuate the greater of the dashboard, emphasizing the horizontal of the cockpit and at the same time as a transition leading over and harmoniously to the door linings.

ergonomics and easy control.

The developers attached utmost to simple and ergonomic control by the Hence, all control elements are in hierarchic arrangement as a function of frequency of use and need for operation.

The highlight is – of course – the round, speedometer thoroughly re-interpreted the ground up, which for 2009 a new maximum speed of 160 mph/260 The center speedometer stands out and underlines the cockpit ambience. from the analog-face speedometer, the display incorporates the audio as well as the optional entertainment and functions.

The most distinctive however, is the speed indicator surrounds all other functions a 360-degree ring. And with the unit being placed up within the instrument panel, all buttons can be positioned for optimum control.

Absolutely unique: speedometer and toggle switches.

The structure of the cockpit is also by the arrangement of the controls and instruments within the center console beneath the center speedometer. features typical of MINI are the arrangement of the rotary air ventilation the two cupholders integrated in the base of the center console, as well as the switches carried over decades of racing heritage.

to activate the power side central locking and optional fog these toggle switches their appointed functions and with character. They are by toggle switches in the roof controlling operation of the sliding and interior lighting.

Like design, the tachometer is directly the steering wheel in the driver’s of vision. Additional information is by a supplementary digital speedometer as as the on-board computer within the

The conventional ignition key is replaced by a round, electronic transmitter. inserted into the opening to the steering wheel, this enables the driver to start the by pressing the start/stop button. And optional Comfort Access, the can leave the transmitter in his or her pocket or the car to open the doors and start the

Pleasure for all the senses.

Encountering the new is an experience beyond the visual and for within the interior, the discerning will find numerous appealing to the senses of touch and “The touch effect, the you get when feeling a material, is important”, said MINI’s and Color Designer Annette Particularly sophisticated materials, structures, and fine surface highlight the car’s supreme The individual panels and trim have intentionally been small, the rings and surrounds filigree in design in order to the great attention given to detail and the sheer value of the used.

The design language of elements” combined with structures shows clearly in the panels and linings, the elliptical element on the door lining now to the rear. This elliptical encompasses the light-looking armrest, a pocket, and the round door in one unit.

The wide range of colors for the offers the customer a choice of Black, Tuscan Beige, and Red, either in harmony the body color and trim or differing as an exciting contrast.

The is made up of two horizontally separated with a trim division in The plastic surfaces come in fine grain, highlighting the value, class and style of the

Authentic and sophisticated: materials in quality.

Different seat also serves to distinguish the MINI Cooper and MINI “effect-yarn” seams enhance the ambience within the MINI in the “basic” upholstery. The seat on the MINI Cooper S come in a design reminiscent of the chessboard of the checkered flag in racing and as a graphic element.

The checkered used for this purpose the sporting touch of the MINI and may be replaced by a classic pinstripe combining an elegant and fine look with leather in four colors) on the side of the seats.

The wide range of materials, leather, interior panels and trim options each and every aficionado of the exactly the right option to his or her car according to his or her individual taste. The thus created within the car from high-class elegance outright sportiness all the way to superb And, quite regardless of the individual choice, premium and love for every detail is in every 2009 MINI.

The Color Line enables the most discerning customer to the cockpit according to his or her personal color highlights in the lower of the dashboard continuing into the linings and providing a particularly and attractive combination with the materials. Color Line is in four colors (Dark Cream White, Pacific and Rooster Red), with silver trim dash and trim standard with exclusive trims optional: Piano Black, classic Oak, sporty Brushed aluminum and Fluid Silver, a glossy surface inspired by the of liquid metal.

A further of the authentic premium character of the is the use of wood and aluminum, while a closed glove compartment or a CD may be integrated in the trim surface on the passenger’s side.

Power – High-Tech for Even Driving Performance:

The MINI S and MINI Cooper are powered by two four-cylinder engines boasting a range of innovative details. power units are made of aluminum alloy and displace benefiting from years of development and racing technology.

The in the MINI Cooper S and MINI differ in numerous respects. The Cooper S features a 172-hp engine with direct injection, while maximum of the naturally aspirated power in the MINI Cooper is 118 hp, fully variable VALVETRONIC

MINI Cooper S: turbocharged unit for maximum driving

The 1.6-liter turbocharged power featured in the MINI Cooper S impressive performance on the road. output of 172 hp and specific output of hp/liter are impressive figures for a light-alloy power unit in class.

The power unit in the Cooper S achieves its peak at an engine speed of 5,500 Maximum torque is 177 lb-ft and is consistently throughout the speed from 1,600–5,000 rpm. the engine senses that you are hard, torque is briefly even further to 192 lb-ft by the function where an increase in pressure (from 0.8 to 1.0 bar) the MINI Cooper S even powerful “punch.” And overboost exclusively in increased engine not horsepower output.

The MINI S responds instantaneously to the driver’s accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, and from 50–75 mph in 5.5 seconds with a manual The top speed is 139 mph.

Despite much higher level of performance and sporting character, MINIs return superior economy. The MINI Cooper S has a 2009 EPA fuel economy of 26 City/34 Highway mpg for a combined 29 The MINI Cooper is even efficient with a preliminary EPA of 28/37 City/Highway for a combined of 32 mpg.

MINI Cooper S: fuel injection applying the rail principle.

Like the aspirated version in the MINI the new turbocharged power unit the highest standard of engine The four valves per cylinder are by two overhead camshafts, roller-type arms optimized for minimum and hydraulic lash adjusters. The valves are filled with in order to meet the greater requirements of a turbocharged power

The intake camshaft comes infinite phase adjustment the engine’s valve timing to the respective power and performance The result is optimum output and on low fuel consumption and emissions to a minimum.

Fuel is injected the turbocharged four-cylinder by means of technology. The stainless-steel common connecting all cylinders is filled fuel driven by a high pump mounted at the rear of the camshaft.

Injection valves at the side in the cylinder head fuel within fractions of a and in exactly the right amounts the rail directly into the chambers and the combustion trough in the of each piston ensuring stratification of the homogeneous fuel/air with a lambda factor of Running in cast-iron sleeves and with a compression ratio of 1, relatively high for a turbocharged the pistons are cooled by splash

MINI Cooper S: turbocharger twin-scroll technology.

Featuring a turbocharger, the MINI Cooper S with another feature in this segment. Through its philosophy and principle, the twin-scroll builds up power and performance unprecedented spontaneity. In both the gas manifold and the turbocharger itself, the leading to two cylinders at a time are from one another.

Reducing counter pressure at low engine this arrangement capitalizes on the effect of the pulsating gas columns the manifold in a special process the response of the turbocharger and accelerating its rotors to an optimum speed of right from the start at low speeds.

The charge pressure, by a wastegate to 0.8 bar, starts to at an engine speed of 1,400 rpm, eliminating the “turbo lag” of conventional turbocharged engines. As a the MINI Cooper S accelerates and instantaneously; the 1.6-liter turbocharged unit demonstrating the same of response and behavior as a larger engine.

“The principle to the same output as with a engine on a smaller and more power unit is referred to as stated Erich Sonntag, Project Manager in the development of the new “With its specific output of 110 horsepower per liter, the turbocharged unit of the new MINI is a wonderful of this philosophy.”

MINI powerful but fuel-efficient normal-aspiration

Also displacing 1.6-liters, the Cooper engine combines driving pleasure with outstanding all-round economy. output of 118 hp comes at rpm, with the torque reaching a significant 103 lb-ft at rpm and continuing to a peak of 114 lb-ft at rpm. The wide, useful curve is an example this combines superior power and with equally superior economy in a compact and highly power unit.

The 2009 Cooper accelerates from a to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds and has a top speed of 126 mph. at speed is just as impressive, the high-torque four-cylinder pushing the Cooper from 50–75 mph in top in 9.4 seconds.

MINI Cooper: variable management for optimum power and

Fully variable valve featuring VALVETRONIC technology is one of the technical features incorporated the four-cylinder. With this valve management, the … and period of the intake valves are within fractions of a second to the requirements; the camshaft acting on the through an additional intermediate adjusted in its pivot point by an shaft driven by the VALVETRONIC Depending on the position of this arm, intake valve is varied infinitely between 0.2 and the entire process of changing from minimum to maximum lift taking about

Over and above variable of valve lift on the intake valve timing on the intake and sides is spread out variably as a of engine speed. Again, is also an infinite process over when necessary one extreme to the other in 300 milliseconds.

fast reaction time is by a high-performance 32-bit processor in the engine control system. valve lift and speed-dependant control serve to optimize the curve and the engine’s power

Engines with innovative features.

The engines featured in the Cooper S and MINI Cooper are in the BMW Group’s Engine Plant in Hall, Great Britain. with the former generation, engines have been around by 180 degrees, with the facing front.

The basic block is similar in many on both the normally aspirated and versions, both power sharing a distance between the of 84 millimeters/3.31 inches, bore of /3.03 inches, … of /3.37 inches and, engine displacement of 1,598 cubic cubic inches.

The two-piece structure of the crankcase is a technology over from racing, the cylinder block and bearing both made of cast Integration of the timing chain the engine housing helps weight, reduce running and minimize the number of components.

The on both engine variants are structures, not typical cast with cam rings made of stainless steel shrunk-fitted on to the itself. The camshafts are fine-polished to an of 1#8725;1000th of a millimeter. The eccentric for phase adjustment is also in this process, helping again to reduce weight to a

Compact dimensions and high

The lightweight concept applied in the power units for this of MINI also involves reduction of frictional losses. is why the crankshafts on both engines are in design and structure, and come special bearing shells and small journals measuring or 1.77 inches in diameter.

On engines, the alternator and air-conditioning are driven by a single poly-V-belt, the coolant pump is driven by a wheel connected to an electric that engages the pump the engine management system it necessary. Again, both of design concepts help accessory drive system of the MINI compact – they are the shortest four-cylinder engines in engine-displacement class.

A feature in the MINI segment is the use of a volume-flow-controlled oil Driven by a chain, this delivers as much oil at any given in time as the engine requires, no no less. The result is a reduction in uptake by the ancillary engine resulting in approximately 1.68 hp at an speed of 6,000 rpm and reducing consumption by about one percent.

The water pump on the coolant offers a similar effect, in when the engine reaches its temperature. This helps to fuel in the warm-up phase, at the same time the catalyst the temperature required for optimum even faster and with a effect.

Manual and Automatic – Precise, Spontaneous:

Both the MINI Cooper and MINI S come with a standard manual gearbox and offer an 6-speed automatic transmission.

The gearbox comes in two different on the MINI Cooper S, the first two are synchronized by means of double while the MINI Cooper carbon friction linings for the purpose. All gears on both are in helical design and all – including – feature synchromesh, thus for light, precise and efficient changes.

The six-speed manual within the Cooper S is available an optional mechanical limited-slip that minimizes the drive from spinning on slippery or in bends. To set off different frictional the differential instantaneously feeds engine power to the drive with better traction.

button: even more gearshift at the touch of a button.

The of an automatic-equipped 2009 MINI is to shift gears by means of 1-inspired paddles on the steering allowing him or her to keep both on the wheel even during

In the automatic mode, the transmission gears according to the driver’s with virtually no interruption of and pulling force. This is possible by a converter activated setting off and a converter clutch immediately after the car has started to – an operating mode combining comfort with a sporting and gearshift. Should the driver to enjoy even more performance, all he or she has to do is press the Sport for an even faster electronically-controlled

Chassis and Suspension – A New of Go-Kart Handling:

MINI’s in suspension technology enhance the go-kart feeling to an even standard which is further from front-wheel drive, a low of gravity and wide track.

spring struts on the front ensure precise wheel keeping the steering almost free of drive forces in bends, when accelerating and applying the brakes. The central-arm axle, a concept unique in the segment, ensures optimum contact at all times through its

Mini Cooper S

Generously-sized anti-roll bars on the MINI Cooper S and the MINI make an additional contribution to the agile and safe handling.

for a brand-new steering experience.

generation of the modern MINI the EPAS Electrical Power Steering system offering a of motoring comfort and driving The steering is sporting and direct; the provided is geared to the car’s speed on the road.

With its control, the steering system can be to various settings. The “basic” provides well-balanced power as a function of road speed, the driver to maneuver and park the car minimum effort. In the interest of and enhanced precision, steering have to be increased at higher and the integrated, active return moves the steering wheel precisely to its central position in all

The driver is able to set the electromechanical system individually to his or her personal by pressing the Sport button to the sport mode that a more dynamic control map by higher steering forces and steering precision.

Introduction of steering technology in the MINI the BMW Group’s general development of improving efficiency while driving. Compared with hydraulic systems, the steering in the reduces weight significantly and is only when power is required or desired by the driver, efficiency.

Differences in the suspension

The two versions of the 2009 MINI differ in their suspension The sporting configuration featured on the Cooper is raised to an even level in the MINI Cooper S, models offering agile at the same time, comfortable and driving behavior.

The sporting-minded can choose a sports suspension on the Cooper S and MINI Cooper stiffer springs, performance absorbers and stiffer anti-roll With this kind of the 2009 MINI comes closer to the extremely direct behavior of a genuine go-kart.

The systems are designed to work in with the chassis and engine. front disc brakes, inches on the MINI Cooper S and inches on the Cooper) are complemented by discs at the rear. The fade-free of both models are enhanced and by an anti-lock brake system, BFD Force Distribution and CBC Cornering Control.

The brake assistant in the new MINI emergency braking maneuvers and in good time, immediately up maximum brake pressure required to keep stopping as short as possible.

On-demand control (ASC+T) featured as in the MINI Cooper S as well as Stability Control (DSC) — on all models — offer additional in critical situations. Intervening in the as required or reducing engine whenever necessary, DSC prevents the car possibly swerving out of control.

available for the first time on a vehicle (starting production in 2008) is Dynamic Traction (DTC), which is essentially a mode of DSC. Like DTC controls wheel spin by engine power or individual application as needed, however, it is intrusive and restores power more vehicle slide and yaw before making corrections.

part of DTC is the Electronic Differential Control (EDLC), which when DSC and DTC are off and only during EDLC controls wheel while accelerating like but does not reduce engine and applies the individual brakes to the spinning wheel, with no vehicle yaw or stability.

Yet another is Hill Assist start-off on uphill gradients. Available in with DSC, Hill activates the brake system setting off on an uphill gradient and prevents the car from rolling

Runflat tires standard on the Cooper S.

The MINI Cooper standard with 15-inch rims and 175/65 R 15 tires. The Cooper S, in turn, is equipped 16-inch light-alloy rims and tires. Even larger rims running on 205/45 R 17 are optionally available.

The MINI S boasts run flat tires as yet standard feature, modified in case to reflect the suspension of the MINI. Thanks to their running characteristics, these allow the driver to go on motoring when a tire is completely covering a distance of up to 90 miles at a speed of 50 mph.

And every MINI is equipped with a Pressure Monitoring system that permanently monitors air and informs the driver in the event of an

Safety – Six Airbags Standard:

The 2009 MINI a high level of passive MINI meets or exceeds all requirements in all countries in which it is on and has all the features and technologies required for best results in all crash relevant the world over.

the wide range of safety boasted by the 2009 MINI, the specialists also considered the findings in the BMW Group’s accident And from the start they on future standards and requirements, for in the area of pedestrian safety and

Six airbags come as standard in a comprising frontal, side and head airbags for both the and front passenger. The frontal inflate as a function of the type and of an accident, as determined by sensors and by a central computer. The two side are integrated in the side supports of the seats and effectively protect the and front passenger from injury.

The curtain head as the name indicates, inflate required as large “curtains” down from the roof thus offering the occupants front and rear protection head injury. Three-point belts are fitted on all four featuring belt latch belt force limiters, and warning signals on the front

Keeping impact energy from the passenger cell.

crosswise at the front in the 2009 the engine placement is optimized for safety, allowing extra-large zones around the front end of the In the event of a collision, therefore, a lot of the acting on the car is absorbed by the body from the start.

Highly crossbars and reinforced door also serve to help impact energy away the passenger cell, an effect enhanced by the front axle taking up energy diverted the floor of the car. In a severe the electrical fuel supply is automatically deactivated, the central is opened and the interior lights as as the hazard warning flashers are on.

Features and Equipment – in the Compact Class:

Choosing a Cooper or Cooper S brings a array of equipment, but MINI have an extensive list of features to choose from to personalize their vehicles. The portfolio ranges from for the body to advanced entertainment and systems to leather seats to a suspension and, of course, light-alloy wheels.

Hand-sewn for a touch of elegance.

In creating the of the MINI, the designers paid attention to all the details and refinements a car of caliber deserves. Hence, the has all kinds of options in personalizing the MINI. Surround rings for the air cupholders and instruments – for example, to make the interior even elegant and sophisticated.

The optional upholstery offerings – Carbon Punch leather, Tuscan Gravity leather, Carbon and Redwood Red Lounge Leather – evoke the British heritage of MINI. The hand-sewn piped of these exclusive seats a feeling of quality and flair.

all the way: special illumination in favorite color within the

Ambient illumination, acting as “waterfall illumination” from and as indirect illumination of the roof door panels and door recesses, creates a unique in the interior of the MINI Hardtop. And in typical MINI fashion, the of the light may be changed at any time in stages from warm to sporting blue, depending on the and passengers’ personal mood and

Adding color is also the of the game with optional Line allowing very and personal styling and flair in the of the 2009 MINI. Color on the lower elements of the dashboard to the door panels, allowing an and effective combination with the materials offered.

Color is available in the four color Dark Gray, Cream Pacific Blue, and Rooster The trim surfaces come in the configurations, as well as with a of four exclusive variants: Piano Black, dark Oak, sporty Brushed aluminium and Fluid Silver, an gloss surface resembling metal. The premium character of the is further enhanced by the use of natural and aluminium.

In addition, an optional storage box or CD changer may be integrated in the surface on the front passenger’s

Navigation system.

Cutting-edge and navigation systems can be specified by the buyer. The optional navigation features a 6.5-inch TFT color housed within the center the corners on the monitor rounded off and adjusted to the circular shape of the speedometer.

TFT monitor technology an easy-to-read display, free of even in bright sunlight; brightness is driver adjustable. In the background illumination ensures clarity and readability. And the presentation of graphics also reflects the style in both its configuration and scheme.

The navigation and audio comes complete with a CD positioned above the removable panel that houses the DVD for the navigation disc. A joystick on the console, enables the driver to and conveniently control navigation, and communications functions in conjunction menus displayed on the screen.

The also enables the driver to select a destination on the map presented in the The driver moves the cursor on the map the joystick to the desired destination and selects it by pressing down on the

External music systems as an MP3 player are easy to connect to the system through the standard AUX IN allowing the driver and passengers to their personal music in the MINI at any time. A specific adapter for an Apple iPod is providing convenient control of the via the MINI’s entertainment system.

surrounds and 17-inch light-alloy setting additional highlights.

The Chromeline further sets the Cooper and Cooper S apart the pack. The option group chrome-plated surrounds on the instruments and a bracket for the lower air intake chrome surrounds on the positioning and foglamps and, respectively, the air in the rear air dam (Cooper S) as well as the on the rear lid (Cooper S).

The aficionado to really highlight the sporting of his or her MINI also has the choice of a suspension with stiffer shock absorbers and anti-roll on both the MINI Cooper and Cooper S. And to provide the final the sports suspension may be supplemented by a of 16-inch or 17-inch wheels.

– Unique Features for the

Supplementing the car’s standard as well as the options offered by the the new MINI may be further personalized a wide range of Genuine Accessories. All of these items a perfect match for the 2009 and meet the quality and safety of the BMW Group.

Sporting highlights John Cooper Works

Components from John Works provide the latest MINI with classic technology. The wide range of Accessories named after the MINI tuner includes like the 12.4-inch, cross-drilled discs for the MINI Cooper S. To these larger brakes, Cooper Works offers double-spoke light-alloy wheels, the wheels approved for MINI (7J x mounting 205/40X18 low-profile, (and featuring optional run technology).

The Dealer installed Cooper Works Tuning Kit for manual and automatic transmission the output of the MINI Cooper S to and the maximum torque to 185 lb-ft the over boost function to 200 lb-ft). The kit enables the car to accelerate 0-60mph in 6.5sec.

Another of the John Cooper Works line is the Aerodynamic Kit with the and rear air dam, an all-black grille and new side skirts, a sporty and aggressive look to the Cooper and MINI Cooper S. aero kit can also be supplemented by two spoilers: The John Cooper roof spoiler with a surface approved for both the Cooper S and MINI Cooper; and the roof spoiler finished on in body color. The youthful of the package is enhanced by multi-spoke light-alloy wheels carrying tires.

Roof Graphics and components made of carbon-fiber.

By special roof graphics and caps play an important in customizing the MINI. The 2009 offers the Union Jack, Flat and the letters “MINI” its roof graphics.

Mirror and door handle trim the Union Jack and Checkered motifs highlight the British and sporting DNA of the MINI. And to add to this, the MINI is also available exterior components from the Cooper Works Tuning made by hand from plastic. These include for the front air scoop, the exterior and the grab handle on the tailgate.

interface, illuminated door strips.

Portable music are becoming increasingly significant for premium-car buyer. The 2009 supports this trend, an interface to integrate the Apple into the car’s radio and systems. This music is controlled either via the MINI the multifunction steering wheel or the buttons, while the interface is located in the glove compartment.

features for everyday motoring.

To the interior of the MINI from use, the range MINI include textile floormats.

the accessories range offers to further raise the MINI’s Apart from an aluminium rack for bicycles, skis or these include a roof-carrier (compatible with ski and bicycle as well as roof boxes), bolts for the car’s light-alloy and additional high-beam headlights the most advanced clear-glass with a look reminiscent of the headlights on the MINI Cooper was the three time winner of the Carlo Rally.

Production Tradition and Quality, Made in

The modern MINI’s sales is mirrored by its production triumph. The plan launched in 2000 for an annual output of 100,000 but demand by 2005 had doubled the

Growth of this magnitude the utmost performance and great on the part of the production plants as as the suppliers. To facilitate this, the new of MINI is built by three plants of the BMW Group production in Oxford, Swindon, and Hams These three plants a closely-knit production system, a integrated structure further in recent years by the BMW Group some 200 million pounds (approximately Euro 290 million) in the and modernization of plant facilities.

all three plants currently some 6,700 associates; the maximum capacity is going to be to up to 260,000 MINIs a year in the

The concept of sharing out the workload the plants in Oxford (final Swindon (press shop), and Hall (engine production) is to the requirements of the market. The BMW Group in Oxford and Hams Hall are in Great Britain as role for flexible work-time concepts, production continuing in up to three on seven days a week a maximum of 140 hours. The production in Swindon and Hams Hall are to respond to changes and modifications in ensuring optimum just-in-time of individual components exactly as

Production consistently maintaining the BMW high quality standards.

The plants comply with the and quality standards of the BMW Group and are for environmental management to ISO 14001. with the BMW Research and Innovation (FIZ) in Munich, Germany, the and Engineering Center (QEC) in played a decisive role in the technical development of the MINI. And now the QEC monitors production quality by of advanced and sophisticated inspection

Apart from a test a four-… rig for detecting material a rain and climate chamber a temperature range from – 40 to + 90 the Quality and Engineering Center has a dynamic test rig complete a rolling road where the can be tested under laboratory in all kinds of situations, and, if up to the car’s top speed.!

BMW Group Oxford: final assembly of the

The origins of the Oxford plant, 62 northwest of London, begin in the as the place where William started series production of the he had developed.

The BMW Group purchased the 1994, then in use by the Rover and thoroughly modernized it for the 2000 of MINI production. A further of 100 million pounds Sterling 2005 by the Group prepared the for the production of this MINI and an annual production run of 240,000

Most of this investment has into the modernization and expansion of the shop as well as the construction of a paint shop, which is the within the BMW Group to use the Integrated Process (IPP). This applies the rust proofing and together with the first of paint, formerly separate This accounts for significant in the amount of material required, and time.

And the new process fully the BMW Group’s strict quality

(source: BMW Mini)

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