New and Used MINI Cooper: Prices, Photos, Reviews, Specs – The Car Connection

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The MINI Cooper is available in a of different styles, but the most recognized models are the three-door and convertibles. The MINI brand was in 2002 to reflect the design of the from the 60s and 70s. Since a BMW-owned brand, there are styles to choose from: the a compact crossover, the Paceman, the crossover, the Clubman, the two-seat and roadster.

Each model has a John Cooper Works version, which takes the up a notch.

For more information on the latest Cooper range, including prices, and specifications, see our full of the 2013 MINI Cooper

Various MINI models with different cars, the lineup that’s most similar to the Cooper range from the Fiat 500. The car, reintroduced to the U.S. a decade after the MINI already includes not only a hatchback, but also a convertible, the hot-hatch version, and then an 500L larger five-door that goes head-to-head the MINI Countryman. But as a style the MINI also competes vehicles as varied as the Volkswagen Mazda Miata, and perhaps the Nissan Juke–plus a handful of pedestrian subcompacts like the Fiesta and Honda Fit.

The original 1959 Mini the front-wheel-drive “econobox” with a front engine that has become the standard layout for cars. Small numbers sold in the U.S. through and in Canada into the 1980s. in 2002, the all-new and larger proved that even drivers would purchase if they offered style, sporty handling, and good value for money.

The first of the new MINI Cooper, from 2002 to 2006, was the sold in the States since Unlike its U.K. home which included an ultra-fuel-efficient MINI One it was only offered here in Cooper trim and two model The standard MINI Cooper, a 115-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine, and Cooper “S”, with a supercharged version of the same A convertible was added for 2005.

A five-speed manual gearbox was and a continuously variable transmission served the function of an automatic.

redesigned for 2007 (the followed in 2008), the latest Cooper closely resembles the model but offers a number of and safety refinements. The second-generation introduced a new 120-hp, 1.6-liter which in the “S” model received a that took its power up to 175 hp. A manual gearbox was standard, a six-speed automatic optional.

A John Cooper Works was also available.

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For 2011, the range was upgraded to 121 horsepower in models through reduced engine friction, while the S increased to 181 horsepower with tuning. The John Cooper models from 2011 now rate 208 horsepower, and include an suspension and unique appearance

Other updates for the 2011 and model years include exterior appearance elements a new bumper, a new set of interior and exterior options, and, for 2012, a new Yours personalization program. A manual transmission continues to be the while an automatic is available on the and Cooper S variants. John Works models remain

The MINI Countryman crossover, in late 2010 as a 2011 also shares the same powertrain options as the rest of the range. It expands the Cooper to all-wheel-drive (optional) and larger, off-roady proportions. For 2012, a new Coupe model joins the again sharing the same trims, and basic options as the Cooper, and soon, a convertible of the Coupe, dubbed the Roadster, reach retail sales as

The Clubman wagon, launched a few before, provides a rear that’s actually usable, due to its wheelbase versus the original and convertible. They’re really cars despite the vestigial seat.

On the 2013 MINI —and actually, on the entire lineup, the brand made the optional Bluetooth system and connectivity standard. There’s a special John Cooper GP edition on the way in spring of 2013.

below $19,000 (though add up quickly), the MINI Cooper has had few competitors in the premium mini-car though the upcoming Fiat 500 right at it, as will the Audi indeed it is sold in the U.S. A MINI Cooper lineup. both gasoline and diesel variants, is expected to arrive in

Used MINI Cooper

The MINI Cooper range hatchbacks, convertibles, and the three-door Early versions of the reinvented weren’t particularly known for or quiet powertrains, but acceleration is enough even with the four-cylinder engines. Through the handling has been exceptional and quality very stiff, rough on the John Cooper models.

Almost every we’ve driven has shown a to rattle and squeak even at mileage, with some on second-generation cars.

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