2012 MINI Coupe

June 9, 2011 Categorized under MINI - No Comment

2012 MINI Coupe
The new MINI Coupe comes with the most powerful petrol engines in the brand’s line up. Outputs range from the 121 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupe, to MINI Cooper S Coupe (181 hp), all the way up to the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe, a thoroughbred athlete producing 208 hp.

MINI Cooper Coupe
The new member of the MINI family displays a contagious spirit and verve – even in entry-level form. The four-cylinder petrol engine in the MINI Cooper Coupe produces 121 hp from its 1.6-liter displacement, reaching this maximum output at 6,000 rpm. Peak torque of 118 lb-ft is on tap at 4,250 rpm.

The MINI Cooper Coupe uses this instant pulling power to deliver impressive acceleration and races from rest to the 0-60 mph mark in just 8.3 seconds. Its top speed stands at 127 mph. This performance contrasts with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 5.4 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 127 grams per kilometer.

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe
2012 MINI Cooper S Coupe
2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe

MINI Cooper S Coupe
The likewise 1.6-liter power unit under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper S Coupe comes with fully variable valve management as part of a package of technology and also features a twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection.
In this type of charge system the ducts of two cylinders are combined with one another in the exhaust manifold and in the turbocharger. This construction leads to instant development of charge pressure. Meanwhile, direct injection allows extremely precise amounts of fuel to be fed into the cylinders, promoting clean and efficient combustion. The combination of turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve management produces maximum output of 181 hp at 5,500 rpm and established the four-cylinder unit in the MINI Cooper S Coupe among the world’s highest rated engines.

Maximum torque of 177 lb-ft is on tap as low down as 1,600 rpm, and can be raised to 192 lb-ft for a short time using the Overboost. This function serves up additional pulling power to ensure particularly dynamic acceleration. The MINI Cooper S Coupe dashes from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.5 seconds, and its top speed stands at 142 mph. These performance figures team up with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 5.8 liters per 100 km and CO2 emissions of 136 grams per kilometer.

MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
The exceptionally sporty MINI models bearing the John Cooper Works badge hold a very special status within the model range. Features such as engine technology derived directly from motorsports mark them out from the norm. The MINI John Cooper Works Coupe adds another top-class athlete to the MINI ranks. A 208 hp four-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection imbues it with unrestrained power, giving it the tools to do what MINI does best – entertaining drivers – even better.

The 1.6-liter engine under the bonnet of the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe is largely the same as the unit powering the competitors in the MINI CHALLENGE Clubsport series. Numerous technical details originate directly from developments in motorsports, including the aluminum cylinder block and bearing mounts, reinforced pistons, a particularly high-strength cylinder head and lightweight crankshafts. The exhaust valves are sodium-filled to provide the extra cooling required by a turbocharged engine, and the intake camshaft features infinite phase adjustment. The modified turbocharger develops even greater charge pressure than the engine in the MINI Cooper S Coupe. The model-specific exhaust system can be identified from the outside by its polished stainless steel twin tailpipes, while its resonant soundtrack – best sampled from inside the cabin – adds a distinctive extra layer to the extreme sports machine’s character.

The engine generates peak output at 6,000 rpm and produces maximum torque of 192 lb-ft; the Overboost function pushes this figure up to 207 lb-ft for a short time. The instantaneous power development ensures imposing acceleration, the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe rocketing from a standstill to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds on the way to a top speed of 149 mph. And yet average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle is kept at an unusually low level for cars in this output class; the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe burns just 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 km and has CO2 emissions of 165 grams per kilometer.
2012 MINI Coupe Pictures
2012 MINI Coupe
2012 MINI Coupe

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