MINI Coupé | “Ultimate Go-Kart Driving Experience”

By - September 6th, 2011

MINI Coupé | Ultimate Go Kart Driving Experience

In advance of the Frankfurt Auto Show, MINI introduced the MINI Coupe. Rounding off its extensive vehicle portfolio, the new MINI Coupe is the company’s 5th model since relaunch as a BMW subsidiary. And like its larger Bavarian cousin, the MINI Coupe aims to be an “ultimate driving machine”, of the sub-compact kind. A total of 4 powertrains to select from – the starting range of MINI Cooper Coupé with 122 hp, mid-range MINI Cooper SD Coupé with 143 hp and 184 hp on MINI Cooper S Coupé, to the top dog, a chart topping 211 hp on MINI John Cooper Works Coupé. A distinctive chassis and a helmet-like roofline, both more rigid and aerodynamic sound, still honor the classic MINI signature visually. Thanks to its active rear spoiler, in use when the car reaches 50 mph, an additional downforce of 88 lbs further stabilize the ride, even at maximum speed. But to truly instill that “go-kart driving experience”, a bespoke suspension system along with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) and other high-tech features give the driver a greater leeway to live their dreams as race car drivers, albeit for a short period of time. Like all other MINI creations, an unprecedented array of customizations is also available for the Coupe. Most importantly however, the MINI Coupé also spells a £500 million investment from BMW Group to various MINI manufacturing facilities around Oxford and Birmingham, England. To further the legacy and fun of MINI onto the next generation.

MINI Coupé | Ultimate Go Kart Driving Experience

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