So you’re interested in the new 2012 Mini Coupe but don’t know if the car will fit your daily wants and needs. Well, we’re here to help with today’s episode of top 10 most important things you need to know (our 6th one). Let’s get started people.
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Top 10 things you need to know about the 2012 Mini Coupe:
- In the 1970s, there was actually a single engine aircraft called the ‘Mini Coupe’ that was powered by a Volkswagen engine – and that has nothing to do with the British company’s new model (just thought it’s something you would like to know).
- If you’re taller than 6 foot-2 inches stop reading here and wait for the Mini Roadster.
- It has 2-doors, 2-seats and 9.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
- The 2012 Mini Coupe is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder making 122-hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in 9 seconds with a top speed of 127 mph. The 2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe is powered by a 1.6 liter 4-cylinder with a twin-scrool turbocharger making 184-hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 143 mph. The 2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe is powered by a 1.6 liter twin-scroll turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 211-hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. 0 to 62 mph comes in 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 149 mph.
- It’s available with a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic.
- If you buy the base Mini Coupe with a 6-speed manual you will average a fuel-economy of 29/37 mpg (city/highway). If you drive 15,000 miles a year, you’re annual fuel cost will be $1,728. Each tank (13.2 gallons) will get you about 488 miles according to Mini (380 miles according to the EPA).
- Recaro sports seats will become an option in March 2012.
- It has an automatic spoiler that goes up and down at certain speeds.
- Each exterior color is available with a black or silver roof and side-view mirrors.
- Prices for the Mini Cooper Coupe start at $22,600; Mini Cooper S Coupe starts at $25,300; Mini John Cooper Works Coupe starts at $31,900.It’s possible to price the Mini Coupe over $40,000 (we got up to $41,029), if you pick a fully loaded Mini John Cooper Works Coupe.
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– By: Omar Rana