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Mini Cooper – 10 Quick Facts

Brian England, Thu, Feb 06, 2014

We’ve been doing quite a few Mini Cooper blogs lately, so let’s keep the fun rolling…. Here are a few Mini Cooper facts you may not know.

The first generation covers 2003-2007. The second generation covers 2008-2013. And now there’s the “New Generation”
the face of the new generation mini cooper s

This New Generation has:

  1. All new chassis and suspension parts.  They have added electronic controls so you can adjust the ride of the vehicle.
  2. 134 horsepower, 1.5 liter, 3 cylinder, turbo-charged engine.
  3. The S model has a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder, turbo-charged engine.
  4. There is a new, 6 speed manual transmission available.
  5. Two new automatic transmissions. If you buy the navigation system, it will learn your routes and even change gears in anticipation of a sharp turn.
  6. Base price: $21,500 for the hatch back. Add $6k for the soft top.
  7. MPG 32 city/40 highway
  8. A stop start feature that shuts off the engine when you stop and starts it when you take off again is what gives you great gas mileage.
  9. The speedometer has moved from center position to right in front of driver.
  10. Total weigh 2550 pounds, so it’s a great bargain at $8 a pound!

Check out our Mini Cooper home page for more info, particularly on servicing a Mini Cooper.





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About Brian England


Brian England, the current president of BA Auto Care (formerly British American Auto Care) got his start with an auto apprenticeship in a small town in the northwest of London. He came to the U.S. in 1972 to work for a Land Rover dealer in Rockville, MD, and a few years later, started British American Auto Care with his wife, Jennifer. A big believer in preventive auto maintenance, Brian's philosophy is to encourage and educate drivers on the benefits of adhering to a regular maintenance plan.