Founded in 1959, this British car maker gained a huge fame with the unveiling of its first economy car Mark I Mini. Since then the Mini has gained huge laurels and still the legacy continues. With the new Cooper under its roof, the brand has created a huge uproar in the auto market. Designed by John Cooper in 1961, this Mini turned a huge success for the brand and was surely the sales booster of the marque. Bestowed with dynamic body work and a decent power package, the Cooper is available in two trim levels, one is the standard Cooper and the later being the Cooper S.
This classy wheeled British beauty comes in two body styles- Mini 3 door and Mini 5 door, each having a standard Cooper and Cooper S as trim levels. Behind every great car there is a great engine. Robust hood of the Mini accommodates a powerful engine of 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine and 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine. This TwinPower turbo engine of the Cooper churns out maximum power ranging from 100 kW to 141 kW (between 4500 rpm to 6000 rpm). Front wheel drive arrangement of the Cooper is availed with a peak torque value ranging from 220 Nm to 280 Nm (at 1250 rpm). Compact body style of the Cooper allows it to attain a top speed of 235 km/h. At the same time, with automatic transmission implanted in the engine, the Cooper hits 100 km/h in just 6.8 seconds. Efficient dynamics of the Cooper allows it to deliver a brilliant mileage of 22.22 km/l.
Exterior of the Cooper would impress you from every angle of view. Redesigned radiator grille with glossy finished honeycomb structure gives the car a bold look. Wide open air inlets to the bumper and extra air scoop to the hood allows the car to gasp ample air to the engine bay. Protruding wheel arches and the side scuttle with trademark S symbol on the Cooper S throws a sense of elegance to the compact silhouette of the car. Dynamic roof line and the sporty rear spoiler of the Cooper adds a plus point to the aerodynamic factor of the vehicle. Double exhaust tail pipes and bigger tail lamps offers an athlete build to the car. Measurement range of 3821-4005mm X 1727mm X 1414-1425 mm (LXWXH), suits the compact body structure of the car. Machine designed alloys of the car accommodates a tyre size ranging from 15-inch to 17-inch.
Scoring high on interior, the sports car inspired cockpit of the car gives you a brilliant driving experience. Leather sports seats with multi functional 3-spoke driving wheel gives you full fledged driving experience that you have never experienced before. Dark cottonwood finishes on the trim and multi tone dash surfaces keeps you surrounded with fine luxury all over. Innovative design of the infotainment screen on the centre lets you access each and every operation thus offering you a fatigue free driving experience. Harman Kardon sound system housed in the Cooper avails you with quality acoustic all in the cabin. Boot space of 278-litres lets you settle a decent set of luggages during travel.
Disc brake incorporated to all the wheels comes with anti-lock braking system that offers you efficient and safe braking even at high speeds. McPherson suspension at the front and multi link suspension at the rear avails you with comfortable and stable ride, thus maneuvering sharp turns with ease. Park distance control lets you park your Cooper in tight areas by displaying the rear portion via. a camera affixed on the dash unit. Tyre pressure indicator system alerts the driver if there is lose of pressure in the rollers. High intensity fog lamps pave even the dense weather condition thus nurturing your visibility during harsh weather conditions.
Upscale cabin material and better fuel economy has surely made it a segment leader. But looking on to the cabin space, the Cooper falls a step behind.