BMW's iconic MINI brand is taking another step. It's building a coupe. That's right a two seater fast backed coupe. Will it make it here in the U.S.? No one knows, but Fiat certainly wants in as well. http://www.thedrivechannel.com
Flying Lizard: 24 Hours of LeMans
Flying Lizard Motorsports out of California has grown its team steadily
over the last few years. This year they assault the 24 Hours of LeMans with
a two car effort. The cars, Porsche GT3 RSR's, are rolling art thanks to
Troy Lee Designs. http://www.thedrivechannel.com
F-Type R Jaguar Steals The L.A. Auto Show
The new Jaguar F-Type R is the British marques newest show stopper. The
L.A. Auto Show couldn't get enough of this 550 HP beauty and Jag will sell
everyone it makes...even at $100,000.
2012 Mini Cooper S Coupe - Fun Over Function? Ignition Episode 11
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago finds out if the 2012 Mini Cooper
S Coupe is too quirky for its own good. Does this hard top two-seater go
too far by choosing fun over function?
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2006 Mini Cooper S Custom JCW Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of this highly modified 2006 Mini
cooper S, converted to a John Cooper Works but still retaining the Supercharger + many other modifications.
Showcases the high customizability of mini coopers in general! I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
How it's made: MINI Cooper
With its unmistakeable design and undiluted driving fun, the first example
of the classic Mini sparked a revolution in the car market when it entered
the fray in 1959. Then, in 2001, the new MINI emerged from the BMW Group
stable to lead the premium compact class into the new millennium. And now
MINI is poised to set new standards once again when it unveils the latest
incarnation of this iconic car on 18 November 2013.
The new MINI is one thing above all else: a typical MINI -- in its most
concentrated and contemporary form. A car built for individualists, it
whisks the legendary forms of the classic Mini from 1959 into the present
day and takes to the stage with greater presence and maturity than ever.
"The new MINI generation strikes the perfect balance between MINI heritage,
future-defining forms and innovations," says Anders Warming, Head of MINI
2012 Mini Coupe Review - What makes the new MINI Coupe special couldn't be more obvious
After a day spent at the autocross with the new MINI Coupe, we're having
dinner at Immogine+Willy, a boutique Jeans store in Nashville, Tennessee.
Once a gas station, it's retained much of that old charm but now features
some seriously retro looking equipment for making custom fitted jeans right
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2014 Mini Production
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Mini Cooper Coupe - FIRST LOOK!
Mini is a brand that's all about having fun. The people that drive them
tend to prize motoring enjoyment and the company's cheeky styling, and now
they'll have a new model that might just twist their fun dial to 11. We
present to you the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe, which is the automaker's first
production two-passenger automobile and also the fastest box-stock Mini
The exterior of the Coupe is undeniably Mini, yet very new at the same
time. This is the first Mini to be built with a "three-box" design concept,
which means the body, wraparound glass and roof are three boxes built upon
a horizontal plane. The face is familiar, and looks aggressive in John
Cooper Works guise (shown here) thanks to the chin spoiler that flows into
the large fenders. The posterior, along with its bubbled-up roof, are where
the spots where observers will quickly tell Coupe from standard Cooper. The
stepped rear end hides a bit of active aero in the form of a wing that
automatically deploys at 50 miles per hour. The spoiler goes back into
hiding when speeds dips below 37 mph, and the technology is not just a
first for Mini, but for the BMW family as a whole.
Mini will offer the 2012 Cooper Coupe in three flavors; base Cooper Coupe,
Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe. All three employ a
1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and come paired with a six-speed manual
transmission. A six-speed automatic is also available for the Cooper S
Coupe and Cooper Coupe. The entry-level mill produces 121 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and
118 pound-feet of torque at 4,250 rpm, which helps it run from 0-60 miles
per hour in 8.3 seconds, and on to a top speed of 127 mph. The EU standard
lists fuel economy at 5.4 liters per 100 kilometers, which translates to
nearly 44 miles per gallon, but official U.S. EPA estimates are not yet
The two spicier variants, the S Coupe and JCW Coupe, add a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct-injection to the
1.6-liter four-pot. Power for the S is rated at 181 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and
177 pound-feet of torque at 1,600 rpm through 5,000 rpm. A temporary overBoost function allows for a jump to 192
pound-feet from 1,700 rpm through 4,500 rpm. In JCW trim, the Coupe takes
advantage of 208 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and
192 pound-feet of torque from 1,850 rpm to 5,600 rpm. OverBoost is also available here, and pushes
torque to 207 lb-ft from 1,700 through 4,500 rpm. The S coupe runs from
0-60 miles per hour in 6.5 seconds, and the JCW Coupe needs just 6.1
seconds for the same trip. Each will crest 140 miles per hour, with the S
Coupe capable of 142 and the JCW able to nick 149 mph.
MINI Coupe 2012 - First Official Footage
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The MINI Coupé.
MINI gives the small car segment another fascinating injection of variety
with the presentation of the first two-seater in the brand's current model
range. The MINI Coupé represents the faithful transposition of the brand's
sporting DNA into a cutting-edge vehicle concept with a new interpretation
of the super-compact sports car class; unrivalled handling agility and the
best performance figures in the model portfolio.
New expression of the distinctive MINI design with extremely high
emotional appeal; unique proportions created by distinctive "helmet roof"
design; extraordinarily sporty presence with sharply raked A-pillars;
hallmark MINI structuring of body, wrap-around glass areas and superimposed
roof; characteristic design principles and exclusive MINI details underline
its brand identity.
First "three-box" MINI with strikingly stepped rear end in the classic
style of a gran turismo; sporty, flat coupé silhouette; sits up to 52
millimetres lower than the MINI; new, faithful expression of the hallmark
MINI design language; distinctive roof form with optimised aerodynamic
properties thanks to integrated 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); MINI John Cooper Works Coupé with John
Cooper Works aerodynamic kit as standard.
Strict two-seater concept with 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.
Latest generation of four-cylinder engines; most powerful petrol and
diesel units in the MINI range; engine technology underpinned by the
development expertise of the BMW Group / derived directly from motor sport;
MINI John Cooper Works Coupé with 155 kW/211 hp, MINI Cooper S Coupé with
135 kW/184 hp, MINI Cooper Coupé with 90 kW/122 hp, MINI Cooper SD Coupé
with 105 kW/143 hp; exceptional efficiency thanks to wide range of standard
MINIMALISM technology; six-speed manual gearbox fitted as standard,
six-speed automatic optional for MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper Coupé
and MINI Cooper SD Coupé.
A chassis set-up, weight balance and body structure geared squarely to
providing unbeatable driving fun gives the car's go-kart feeling unrivalled
depth; Electric Power Steering and DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) as
standard, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with EDLC (Electronic Differential
Lock Control) optional (standard on MINI John Cooper Works Coupé);
innovative pedestrian protection systems and measures to enhance body
rigidity shift the car's weight balance slightly further forward, giving
the front-wheel-drive MINI Coupé optimised traction; agility and safety Boosted by increase in torsional
rigidity using carefully targeted, model-specific strengthening elements.
Interior design clearly emphasising two-seat layout; oval recesses in
the roof liner provide extra headroom for the driver and front passenger;
sports seats fitted as standard (MINI Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper SD
Coupé, MINI John Cooper Works Coupé); two-piece luggage compartment cover
in striking, three-dimensional design.
Exclusive colour and materials concept; roof in contrasting colour as
standard; new interpretation of the optional Sport stripes in the same
contrasting colour on the bonnet, boot lid and rear apron, and in body
colour on the roof; anthracite roof liner as standard; new upholstery
variants, exterior mirror colours, trim strips and Colour Lines offer
additional scope for customisation.
High-quality standard equipment and innovative options underlining the
premium character typical of the brand yet unique in the segment;
speed-sensitive power steering, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors,
Park Distance Control, height-adjustable seats, air conditioning (MINI
Cooper S Coupé, MINI Cooper SD Coupé, MINI John Cooper Works Coupé) and
an audio system with MP3-compatible CD player and AUX IN connection as
standard; optional equipment includes black headlight housing, xenon
headlights, Adaptive Headlights, Comfort Access, automatic climate control,
automatically dimming rear-view mirror and exterior mirrors, storage
package, preparation for a rear luggage carrier rack, the John Cooper Works
Pack and exclusive options from the
MINI Yours range; a variety of entertainment and communications
functions unparalleled in the segment: Harman Kardon Hi-Fi loudspeaker
system, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation, USB audio interface; innovative
MINI Connected functions -- including web radio, Google local search and
Google Send to Car services, reception of RSS news feeds, plus in-car use
of Facebook and Twitter -- available in conjunction with the MINI Visual Boost radio or MINI navigation system.
2015 Mini Cooper 5 Door Review
The mini 5 door is actually quite nimble and packed with technology for the
occupants. I was impressed on the upgraded electronics and was very happy
to see that nice TFT touch screen display. Thank you for listening to your
customers Mini! The 5 door option just puts the icing on the cake.
2015 Mini Cooper Review - Kelley Blue Book
When the MINI Cooper returned to America in 2002 it brought driving
excitement and British charm to our shores, along with some rough edges and
reliability issues. Now in its third generation, the MINI Cooper has
matured, raising the question; can you refine a MINI without endangering
its quirky charm? KBB's Micah Muzio has the answer.
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