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Conclusion – After driving the MINI Cooper S, we can confidently say that there is no car that is as attractive. The MINI Cooper does have its drawbacks. Being a strict 2-seater, it is not as practical as other cars its price. The boot is small and there is no diesel engine on offer. However the MINI Cooper has far more positives which out weigh the small practicality issues. Factor in the splendid performance, excellent handling, retro interiors and head-turning looks and the Cooper S immediately captures your heart.

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Whats Cool

* Eye Catchy Looks
* Rail On Wheels Handling
* Attention To Detail
* Turbocharged Engine’s Performance
* Exhaust Note

Whats Not So Cool

* Stiff Ride Quality
* Rear Seats For Children
* Run Flat Tyres
* Price

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MINI Cooper S Specifications

* Engine: 1598 cc, 16V, Twin Scroll Turbocharger (with Overboost)
* Power: 184 BHP @ 5500 RPM
* Torque: 240 Nm @ 1600-5000 RPM (260 Nm with Overboost)
* Transmission: 6-speed automatic
* Top Speed: 223 km/h
* 0-100 km/h: 7.2 seconds
* Fuel Consumption: 7-9 km/l (City), 9-11 km/l (highway)
* Fuel Type: Petrol
* Tires: 205/45/17 Tubeless Radials
* Safety: ABS, EBD, Cornerning Brake Control, Dynamic Stability Control, Six Airbags, Immobilizer

MINI Cooper S Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 3729 mm X 1683 mm X 1407 mm
* Wheelbase: 2467 mm
* Front/Rear Track: 1459/1461 mm
* Boot Volume: 160 liters, 680-liters (with rear seats folded)
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 50-liters
* Kerb Weight: 1165 kgs

Further Reading

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