MINI adds Coupe to Malaysian portfolio

Posted on: November 4th, 2011


BMW Group Malaysia today introduced the all-new MINI Coupe at the brand new MINI Glenmarie showroom. It’s the first ever two-seater in the MINI family and provides a retro-modern interpretation of the super-compact sports car. The new MINI Coupe will be introduced in the single engine format – the 1.6-litre MINI Cooper S Coupe.

The 1.6 litre unit under the bonnet of the new MINI Cooper S Coupé comes with fully variable valve management as part of a technology package which also features a twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection developing 184bhp at 5500rpm. Not only does it make this mighty four-cylinder unit the world’s most efficient engine in its displacement class, but more importantly, it allows the new MINI Cooper S Coupe to hit the 0 to 100kmph mark in just 7.1 seconds, whilst giving it a top speed of 224kmph.

It’s distinctive and exceptionally sporty characteristics are also reflected in a low-slung silhouette and expressively styled “helmet” roof. Resting atop the new MINI Coupé’s glasshouse, the roof is painted in a contrasting colour as standard; a new take on Sport Stripes is among the additions available as an option.

An active rear spoiler, fitted for the first time on a MINI is also integrated in the boot lid. This spoiler pops up automatically when the new MINI Coupé reaches a speed of 80 km/h, with the four-part control mechanism returning the spoiler to its rest position at speeds of under 60 km/h. This visually striking mechanism serves to reduce lift at the rear axle, optimizing both aerodynamic balance and grip levels of the new MINI Coupe.

The adaptable 290-litre boot is extremely flexible with a large, high-opening tailgate and a high through-loading system that can also be opened from the driver’s or passenger’s seat. The range of exterior paint finishes for the MINI Coupé body comprises eight colours including Chilli Red, Pepper White, Spice Orange, Midnight Black, British Racing Green II, Eclipse Grey, Lightning Blue and White Silver. The car’s roof is painted as standard in a contrasting colour; customers can choose from Jet Black or Pure Silver. The colours of the upholstery, meanwhile is a distinguished Carbon Black.

For this totally fun drive, the retail price (on the road for personal registration, without insurance, with the MINI Tender Loving Care service package) for the new MINI Cooper S Coupe is RM 249,888.

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