The new 2012 Mini Coupe may be a small compact sports car, but Mini says the model features “an extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility” that allows it to be a good daily driver for those with an active lifestyle.
“The spacious boot has a capacity of 9.8 cubic feet (280 liters) and offers enough room to swallow a large number of luggage items available from the MINI Lifestyle Collection,” Mini said in a statement. “From the robust, hard-shell Rooftop series cases to easy-going Black Jack luggage and retro bags from the Shout range, MINI conjures up the right gear for any trip. These clever luggage solutions are available at www.MINIMOTORINGGEAR.com and select MINI dealers.”
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Refresher: The 2012 Mini Coupe is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder making 122-hp at 6,000 rpm and 118 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 9 seconds with a top speed of 127 mph. Prices for the 2012 Mini Coupe start at $22,000. The 2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe, which starts at $25,300, is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder with a twin-scrool turbocharger making 184-hp at 5,500 rpm and 192 lb-ft of torque between 1,600 – 5,000 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph. The top-of-the-line 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe starts at $31,900 and is powered by a 1.6 liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 211-hp at 6,000 rpm and 192 lb-ft between 2,000 and 5,100 rpm. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.
– By: Omar Rana