MINI Cooper S Coupe review (2011 onwards) – MSN Cars UK

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MINI Cooper S

Coupe (2011 onwards)

Bodystyle: coupe

Engine:  1.6 petrol

Transmission:  six-speed

MINI

Where does it

The crop of supermini-based coupes a bumper one at the moment, if indeed it has been. There are a few small out there but MINI has a soft-top of this car, dubbed the to square up to those. There are of hot hatches too but the MINI Cooper S is fighting that battle.

This unit has got 184hp and can the 0-60mph sprint in 6.9s

If after sporty hard-tops in the £20,000 financial ball as the MINI Cooper S Coupe, Scirocco and Peugeot’s RCZ are options. you have the likes of Audi’s TT and GT-86 for a few grand more. All of cars are a good deal than the MINI Coupe, retains the cosy footprint of the hatch.

Is it for you?

So what we’ve got is a two-seat, hard-top MINI compact dimensions and an upright position that promises to it a touch more practical a conventional compact sports It’s got those MINI looks too, though in the office are divided over the way the plonks a sleeker glasshouse what ostensibly seems to be the body of the standard MINI

Mini Cooper S

The Cooper S Coupe has MINI’s 1.6-litre turbo engine in its This unit has got 184hp and can the 0-60mph sprint in 6.9s. quick and in S form, the Coupe gains firmer sports to help it make the most of performance.

As ever, those who want to go … can upgrade to the John Works version with

MINI

What does it do

The joys we’ve come to from fast MINIs are in evidence in the Cooper S Coupe. got that hyperactive character instantly gets you grinning and a tactility to its controls. The steering’s weighted and coupled with the inherent compactness, it makes the car at home in urban traffic or down twisting B roads.

The manual gearbox has a short, action perfect for fast and the engine is smooth in its delivery but real potency as well.

The youthful exuberance does at the expense of the big car comfort

The ride is very firm but manages to take the edge off the bumps. The car also displays a neutral balance with body control and a dogged to understeer. Unusually for a compact coupe, the tail end can become lively, binging an extra of excitement on the wet roads of our test

What doesn’t it do well?

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