The upcoming MINI Coupe was caught completely undisguised by the UK publication CarMagazine. With the new Coupe, MINI is expanding its product family offering a product geared squarely to maximising driving fun.
When it goes on sale later this year, the MINI Coupe can be ordered with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines in the brand’s arsenal. Outputs range from the 90 kW/122 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupé, to the MINI Cooper SD Coupé (105 kW/143 hp) and MINI Cooper S Coupé (135 kW/184 hp), all the way up to the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, a thoroughbred athlete producing 155 kW/211 h.
The car sports the typical MINI design language: distinctive “helmet roof” with integral roof spoiler; first MINI with an active rear spoiler to optimise airflow at higher speeds; rear spoiler extends automatically at 80 km/h (50 mph). The two-seater Coupe offers extended stowage and loading capacity behind the driver and passenger seats; large, variable-use luggage area; large through-loading facility into the passenger compartment; wide and extremely high-opening tailgate makes loading easier.
The precise Electric Power Steering, the standard-fitted DSC stability control system, powerful brakes and measures designed specifically to optimise torsional rigidity ensure the MINI Coupé driver can enjoy the ultimate in go-kart feeling.
Length: 3,728 millimetres (MINI Cooper S Coupé,MINI John Cooper Works Coupé: 3,734 millimetres)
Width: 1,683 millimetres
Height: 1,378 millimetre (MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI John Cooper Works Coupé: 1,384 millimetres)
Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres
MINI Coupe will first launch in Europe and the decision to bring it to the US has yet to be made.