n Portugal and Greece, the MINI One is powered by a 1.4 litre version of the Tritec engine but all other petrol powered MINIs use the 1.6 litre version.Since 2004, a soft-top convertible option has been available across the entire range.
There are numerous styling and badging differences between the models, perhaps the most obvious being that the Cooper S has a distinctive scoop cut into the bonnet. The Cooper S also has twin Exhausts which exit under the center of the rear valance. The (non-S) Cooper has more chrome parts than the MINI One and has a single Exhaust. The MINI One D has no visible Exhaust pipes at all.
In some markets, such as Australia and the US, only the MINI Cooper and Cooper S are sold because the MINI One's engine was considered to deliver insufficient power to run an air conditioner — a necessary feature in those climates. Almost fifty percent of all MINIs sold in Australia and about seventy percent of those sold in the US are the top-of-the-range Cooper S model.
The names Cooper and Cooper S echo the names used for the sportier version of the classic Mini which in turn come from the involvement of John Cooper and the Cooper Car Company. The Cooper heritage is further emphasised with the John Cooper Works (JCW) range of tuning options that are available with the MINI. John Cooper also created a one-off racing model of the MINI One named the MINI One S Works. This car features many extras which help to improve performance, such as a racing Exhaust and air filter as well as uprated suspension. The car also has one-of-a-kind 17-inch racing wheels
From November 2006, the hatchback MINI range has been replaced by an all-new MINI, consisting of MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S models, powered by a new 1.6 litre engine co-developed by BMW and PSA Peugeot-Citroën. The "old" MINI Convertible continues to be sold alongside the new hatchback range. The Mk II MINI One will be on sale in April 2007 with Mk II Convertibles in the 2009 model year. The MINI One has a 1.4 litre engine derived from the same engine in the MINI Cooper and Peugeot 207.
Mini Cooper S JCW Ebrake - France
Une nouvelle session de frein à main. Le mois d'Aout est vraiment pourri
alors on s'amuse comme on peut !
Point Fort : La pluie
Point Faibles : Le Manque d'espace et de vitesse.
Longterm MINI Cooper Review - Kelley Blue Book's Review
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Mini Cooper. At the halfway point in our scheduled year with the MINI,
we've clocked nearly 6,500 miles on the sporty red hatchback, including
three roundtrips from Southern California to Las Vegas. Our MINI has yet to
get up close and personal with a service bay of any sort, and other than a
mysterious dash light that appeared suddenly at 4,500 miles and vanished
almost as quickly, we've had nothing to trouble our minds. In fact, the
only wear and tear to mention is a loose battery cover on the key fob. As
long as we can continue to unlock and start it, we're looking forward to
another six months of happy MINI motoring.
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2009 Mini Cooper S John Cooper Works
Mini buyers have more choice than ever for 2009: the hardtop, the
convertible, and the clubman. All available in standard Cooper and
performance-oriented cooper s trim. Our test car was equipped with the
new-for-2009 John Cooper Works Package, which is offered onl on the Cooper