Los Angeles 2013: MINI Unveils 2014 Cooper, Cooper S

TTAC Staff
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los angeles 2013 mini unveils 2014 cooper cooper s

MINI’s new Cooper and Cooper S aren’t so mini anymore — which is wonderful for the backseat occupants in your life, for starters — but the BMW brand had done its best to maintain the spirit. Under the bonnets are either a three-pot pushing 134 horses out the front gate with 162 lb-ft of torque or, for the S, an extra cylinder helping to produce 189 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, with either engine paired to a six-speed manual or automatic.

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  • Russycle Russycle on Nov 22, 2013

    Loved my '09 Mini. This one, I'm not feelin it. Why dump that sweet 1.6 liter mill for a 3-pot?

    • Mcs Mcs on Nov 22, 2013

      >> Why dump that sweet 1.6 liter mill for a 3-pot? Theoretically lower cost, less parts, lighter weight, and more engine bay room - although I haven't checked the numbers to verify they accomplished those goals. The U.S. base model with the triple does 0-60 in 7.3 seconds now versus 8.5 with the old 4, so there is some improvement in performance. The Euro version is lighter than the predecessor, but due to a couple of added knee air bags, the US version might actually be heavier.

  • Jerome10 Jerome10 on Nov 23, 2013

    Here come the 3 cylinders. Great. I'm so excited. These motors suck. Period. You think a 4cyl is rough or sounds bad? Wait till you try a 3. Vibration is awful. And they sound like a tractor. V8s dying off for V6, maybe boosted. V6s being phased out for 4cyl only. 4s going to 3s. N/A is a dying breed. I have liked the turbo 4s I've driven quite a lot, but better than a N/A 6? No way. But I will never buy a 3. Just awful engines. When will we see the V-Twins??

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