Clean CARFAX. Leather Seats, Sunroof/Moonroof. 1.5L 12V TwinPower Turbo FWDAwards:* JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study * ALG Residual Value Awards, Residual Value AwardsReviews:* Quick acceleration from most versions; sharp handling; impressive fuel economy; premium vibe inside, especially in the hatchback; highly customizable. Source: Edmunds* With the same short overhangs and bulldog stance that made MINI famous, but paired with a sleeker profile and more muscular body, the MINI Hardtop still makes being little kind of a big deal. When compared to previous models, this pint-sized powerhouse is really only bigger where it counts; in the cockpit for even more interior leg, shoulder, and cargo room. Every model in the new Hardtop's lineup comes with a cutting edge MINI TwinPower Turbo that leverages the renowned performance engineering and development expertise of the BMW Group. By supplying immediate torque that holds steady throughout the engine's power curve, the new MINI Cooper Hardtop goes 0-60 2.3 seconds quicker than its predecessor thanks to the 1.5L Inline 3-cylinder engine. Every MINI Hardtop has 3 driving modes you can switch on the fly. For extra punch, use Sport Mode to automatically adjust your engine, steering and transmission settings points for a stiffer, sportier ride. For softer, more fuel-efficient motoring, switch into Green Mode. With optimized fuel delivery, tweaked shift points and a coasting feature that disengages automatic transmissions when your foot's off the gas. Of course, you can kick it into mid-mode for a happy medium. A high-def screen in the center of the dash allows your MINI to integrate with all your tech needs. Bluetooth-pair your mobile device with ease, email directions straight to your optional MINI Connected system, update your Facebook and Twitter status, or just play your favorite tunes and web radio stations through a 6-speaker system or available Harman/Kardon 12-speaker System. There are even apps like Google Local Search, MINIMALISM Analyzer, Mission Control, Driving Excitement and Dynamic Music. Source: The Manufacturer Summary
MINI has added a 4-door model to their hardtop lineup for 2015. The MINI Hardtop 4-door uses the same basic chassis as the 2-door but with a stretched wheelbase, adding more interior room, bigger back seats and of course an additional pair of doors. The 4-door version adds roughly 6-inches to the overall length of the vehicle when compared to the 2-door version but interior space grows in nearly every direction, with additional head, shoulder and foot room for rear seat passengers.
MINI is credited with bringing the first premium compact car to America, proving that high quality and small packaging are not mutually exclusive concepts. Thoroughly engineered with a well put-together feel, all the Coopers in the MINI lineup are praised for their agility and fun-to-drive factor and all of that returns for 2015.
For 2015, the MINI Cooper Hardtop comes with a choice of 2- or 4-door body styles, while each body style is available in either Cooper or Cooper S trim. The MINI Cooper Convertible returns as well, retaining the same powertrains as in 2014. The Convertible also offers a high-performance John Cooper Works trim
The more basic Cooper version is powered by a turbocharged 1.5L 3-cylinder engine. While diminutive and featuring only 3-cylinders, this powerplant, makes 134 horsepower and 162 lb-feet of torque, more than the old 4-cylinder engine found in MINI Coopers of years past. Transmission options include either a standard 6-speed Getrag manual or a 6-speed automatic.
The Cooper S adds an additional level of performance to the MINI. It's powered by a 189-hp turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine. The Getrag 6-speed is also standard on S models. A 6-speed automatic is available, as are steering-wheel mounted shift paddles.
While the MINI Cooper Convertible continues to be available for 2015, but is based on the previous generation platform, which utilizes a 1.6L 4-cylinder engine good for 121-horsepower in the base trim and 181 horses in the turbocharged S trim. The Convertible is available in base Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works trims. The John Cooper Works, however, adds an even more powerful engine tuning for 208 horsepower, as well as a limited-slip differential and sport suspension. The base and S trims are equipped similarly to the equivalent Cooper Hardtop trims.
MINI is a bit different than other brands out there, offering little difference between trim models other than engine choices. Buyers are instead welcomed to option their cars up individually or through option packages, of which there are many. Being a bit of a premium small car, the MINI Cooper Hardtop is available with several upscale features including a heads up display, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, automated parking assist, a Harman/Kardon sound system and leather seating.
In addition, MINI's customization program is legendary. The automaker wants buyers to make the car their own-- allowing them to go beyond simple alloy wheels and paint colors and offering hood stripes, mirror caps, roof décor and a dazzling array of interior upholstery options.