Friday, July 22, 2016

2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe

BMW's revived Mini brand has been on a tear in the past few years with lots of new models and generally positive press.  Mini released the Coupe at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show with raked windshield and funky backwards baseball cap styling attributed to Marcus Syring who is probably best known for his work on the BMW Z3 / M Coupe Clownshoe. Worldwide sales through 2014 totaled under 28,000 units for the Coupe, so Mini canned the car at the end of the 2015 model year.  Find this 2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe offered for $13,500 from a small dealer in Houston, TX. This post is part of DT's 2016 Birthday Celebration of 100 cars; enjoy the ride!


The Couper was powered by the same 1.6 liter turbocharged transverse mounted 4-banger rated at 181 horsepower and 180 ft-lbs of torque that you could find in the non-coupe Cooper S.  However, the 2-seat Coupe is actually slower than the regular Cooper S because it somehow gained mass with the coupification, but it still hits 60mph in about 6.6 seconds with the 6-speed gearbox, which this one does not have.  


4 comments:

  1. Mini lost their way after the standard model. None of the rest count for squat.

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  2. Mini lost their way after the standard model. None of the rest count for squat.

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    1. beg to differ: MINI Superleggera
      [image src="http://cdn.bmwblog.com/wp-content/uploads/MINI-SUPERLEGGERA-VISION-photos-25.jpg" width="600px"/]

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  3. I disagree. I have an 11 Clubman S and it's just as fun as any Cooper S hardtop for sure. Plus I have a longer wheelbase which makes it ride better and room for real people in the rear. Sure the rear is a bit weird but I still love every minute of it!

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