Mini (finally) reveals the Coupe
New model loses camouflage and says a big friendly hello to the world. But will you say hello back?
Posted: 22 Jun 2011
Two years after the concept first doffed its backwards-styled cap at us, Mini has finally uncovered its newest model, the Coupe.
But you've seen it all before, right? You know it's the first three-box 'helmet-roofed' two-seat Mini. You know it's 52mm lower than the standard hatch and is set up - like all Minis - to drive like a luxurious go-kart.
The range-topper is the 211bhp John Cooper Works edition, sporting a 1.6-litre turbo'd four-pot with 192lb ft of torque. 0-62mph takes 6.4 seconds and top speed is 149mph, while the range-topping diesel - the Cooper SD - boasts 143bhp, 225lb ft of torque and a 0-62mph time of 7.9 seconds. It also returns 65.7mpg if you drive with sandals made from recycled daisies.