BMW Mini Cooper Review
BMW to launch Mini Cooper by the end of this year
New BMW Mini Cooper soon to be launched in Indian car market
BMW Mini Cooper Review by Expert
BMW Mini Cooper is a European small luxury cars that is currently owned by German auto giant BMW. In a bid to enhance its market share in the Indian auto market, BMW India is all set to launch Mini Cooper in the country by early next year in the price segment of Rs 18 to 25 lakh. The car will be rolled out in petrol version only comprising of 6 variants – Cooper One, Cooper, Cooper S, Cooper Cabrio, Cooper Coupe and Cooper Countryman.
Finding its roots in Britain about 50 years back, the BMW Mini Cooper has been owned by a number of international luxury car makers, before finally coming to BMW. After initially made by British Motor Corporation in 1959, the Mini Cooper featured in the popular 1969 film – The Italian Job – and the new generation Mini was arguably a star in the remake of this movie in year 2003.
The launch of BMW Mini Cooper will mark the entry of another iconic European car in the Indian market as the car like Volkswagen Beetle and Fiat 500 have already marked their debut in the Indian auto market. While the base variant Cooper One is expected to be priced at Rs 18 lakh, the top end model will possibly be carrying a price tag of Rs 25 lakh. With the launch of Mini Cooper, BMW is looking to maintain its supremacy in the Indian auto market; rivals like Mercedes Benz and Audi have already firmed-up their plans to launch lower priced luxury cars in the country.
The BMW Mini Cooper is expected to be offered in a petrol version only which will come powered by a 1.6L, 1598 CC petrol engine. The powerful engine of the BMW Mini is capable of delivering a peak power of 120 Bhp @ 6000 rpm along with a maximum torque of 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm. A Six speed manual transmission system is expected to be offers as standard across all variants. A lower priced 1.4L version of the car is also expected to be launched with peak power of 75 bhp and peak torque of 160 Nm.
The BMW Mini Cooper will be offered in two-door coupe, four-door sedan and crossover versions in the country a site variation in features. The major attractions at the exterior of the car will include a unique front and rear profile, 15 inch alloy wheels, LED taillights, and many more.
The BMW Mini Cooper will come blessed with a range of comfort, convenience and styling features that will comprises of automatic climate control, advanced navigation system, a number of optional shades of the Interior fabric, manual rear seat easy entry option, central armrest, adjustable steering are to name a few. The interior shades that are expected to be offered include Gravity leather, Punch Leather and Lounge leather.
The safety features that are expected to find a place in this Small luxury car include ABS (anti lock braking system), EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), multiple airbags, ventilated front disc and rear disc brakes, traction control, auto-delay off head lamps, emergency interior seatback release, post collision safety system etc.
Mini Cooper Mileage and Fuel Efficiency
While the mileage of 1.4L variant of BMW Mini Cooper falls in the range of 12 to 16 km per liter, the 1.6L variant is expected to deliver a considerably high fuel economy at 11 to 15 km per liter. The light weight of the car will enable it achieve excellent fuel economy, and it can prove USP of the car in the mileage conscious markets like India.
BMW Mini Cooper Models and Features
As mentioned above, the BMW Mini Cooper will be offered in six variants, which are enlisted below.
|BMW Mini Cooper One||This is expected to be Mini Cooper lowest priced variant which will come powered by a 1.4L, 1398 CC petrol engine that will be capable of delivering a peak power of 75 bhp. The model come loaded with a range of standard features of Mini series of cars including body colored bumpers, alloy wheels, LED taillights, xenon headlamps, multiple trip meters, parking sensors, fog lamps, ABS with EBD, all power windows, power steering, central locking, rear wiper, washer and defogger, and many more.|
|BMW Mini Cooper||This will be the base model of 1.6L engine version of the car that will offer a peak power of 120 bhp along with a peak torque of 160 Nm. The Major attractions of the car will include 15 inch alloy wheels, parking sensors, four airbags, music system, electrically folding OSVRMs, folding rear seats, steering mounted controls for volume and cruise and many more.|
|BMW Mini Cooper S||This is expected to be the second from the base model will be powered by the same engine. However, the power output of the car is expected to be higher at 184 bhp. The Mini Cooper S will carry all features that will be offered in base variant. The additional features of the car will possibly include AC with climate control, an advanced music system with Bluetooth streaming etc.|
|BMW Mini Cooper Cabrio||This will be a roadster version of the car carrying the same engine as Cooper S hatchback, besides a lower engine power of 120 bhp. Besides having all features available in Cooper S model, the Cooper Cabrio is expected to carry a few additional features including a foldable top, optional leather seats etc.|
|BMW Mini Cooper Coupe||This will be a two-door coupe version of the car that will be blessed with a classy interior and sporty seating arrangement. Most of the features of the car will be same as Cooper S model besides 2- seats instead of four, multiple airbags, sportier dashboard etc. The engine will be delivering a similar output as in Cabrio model.|
|BMW Mini Cooper Countryman||This will be the top end four seater version of the Mini Cooper in the Indian auto market with more luxurious interiors and additional safety features including Electronic Stability Program (ESP), additional airbags for passengers, electric sunroof, Auto headlamps, auto wiper, and many more. Power output of the car is expected to be moderately higher at 121 bhp.|
All variants of the BMW Mini Cooper will be carrying a six speed manual transmission gearbox as standard. However, the company may decide to offer a few of them in both manual and automatic transmission options.
BMW Mini Cooper Engine, Power and Performance
As we have already mentioned above, the BMW Mini Cooper is expected to be offered in two petrol engine options.
1.4 Litre Petrol Engine
The lowest priced BMW Mini Cooper One is expected to be powered by a 1.4L, 1398 CC petrol engine that will have a total output of 75 bhp @ 4500 rpm along with a peak torque of 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm.
1.6 Litre Petrol Engine
The Mini Cooper Base model will also be available in a 1.6L petrol engine option. The powerful will be the Mini Cooper 1.6L with a peak power of 120 bhp @ 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm.
Two other models like Mini Cooper Cabrio, Coupe and Countryman will be powered by the same 1.6L engine used in the base model. While the power output of the Cabrio and Coupe variant will be 120 bhp @ 6000 rpm along with a peak torque of 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm.
The most powerful in the BMW Mini Cooper series of cars will be Mini Cooper S which will be carrying a 1.6L engine and will be delivering a massive peak power of 184 Bhp @ 5500 rpm and a maximum torque of 240 Nm @ 1600 rpm.
All variants of the Mini Cooper will be incorporating a six speed manual transmission system. The mileage of the car is expected to be in the range of 12 to 16 km per liter in the Indian road conditions.
BMW Mini Cooper Pickup and Acceleration
Powered by a massive 1.6L engine, the BMW Mini Cooper is blessed with superior acceleration and Pick-up characteristics. The new generation Mini Cooper model is speculated to be breaking the speed barrier of 100 km per hour in just 6.4 seconds. Small size and light weight of the car enables the car to have a quick responsive pick-up.
BMW Mini Cooper Interior & Features
The interior of the upcoming 2012 BMW Mini Cooper will be blessed with a number of fascinating shades with a number of styling enhancing features with a futuristic design and high quality material. The car will come featured with a series of comfort, convenience and styling features that will comprise of automatic climate control, a number of optional shades of the Interior fabric, manual rear seat easy entry option, central armrest, adjustable steering are to name a few. An advanced 3D navigation system will also be attached to the car. The interior shades that are expected to be offered include Gravity leather, Punch Leather and Lounge leather.
BMW Mini Cooper Exterior and Features
The new age 2012 BMW Mini Cooper was recently showcased at the Frankfurt Auto Expo, where it was admired by a large number of car enthusiasts. The BMW Mini Exterior is blessed with the futuristic designing cues including masculine curves and sporty looks. The 2012 Mini Cooper’s exterior design is altogether different and it is the first ever Cooper series car that will carry a three box design. T he standard wheel size of the 202 Mini Cooper will be 15 inches. The Major attractions at the exterior of the car will include futuristic front profile, LED day time running lamps, rear wiper, washer and defogger, roof built on the horizontal plane, and many more.
The exterior dimensions of the car will be as follows – Height – 1407 mm; Length – 3699 mm; and width – 1683 mm.
Safety Features in BMW Mini Cooper
The company has left no stone unturned in making sure a full proof safety of both passengers as well as of car. The major attractions at the safety front in BMW Mini Cooper will be ABS (anti lock braking system) along with EBD (electronic brake-force distribution), four airbags, traction control, ventilated front disc and rear disc brakes , cruise control, auto-delay off head lamps, emergency interior seatback release, post collision safety system, rear parking sensors, etc. The BMW Mini Cooper has been considered one of the safest small luxury cars in the world.
BMW Mini Cooper Price
As we have already mentioned, the BMW Mini Cooper price may fall in the range of Rs 22 lakh to 25 lakh. The least powerful 1.4L version of the car – Mini Cooper One – is expected to carry a price tag of Rs 22 lakh. This will be the cheapest Mini Cooper car in the Indian market. The base 1.6L variant is expected to be Mini Cooper Base priced at Rs 23 lakh. The high powered Mini Cooper S will possibly be carrying a price tag of 24 lakh. The BMW Mini Cooper Cabrio model is expected to be priced at Rs 22-23 lakh. The Coupe version of the car – Mini Cooper Coupe – is expected to be the second most expensive car in India bound BMW Mini Series at Rs 24 lakh. The top end model will be the Mini Cooper Countryman that is expected to be priced at Rs 25 lakh.
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