Mini Coupe 2012: Drole de bibitte
Mini Roadster 2012: Capote manual deployment
In 2009, the manufacturer had unveiled in Frankfurt inedits two concepts: the Mini Coupe Concept and Mini Roadster Concept, two concepts become, the next year, the series of models. However, in all likelihood, the cut will be the first to set foot on the tarmac. Both models are developed in series based on the Mini Convertible.
Today, the manufacturer we present the first official pictures of the cut accompanied by a press release ... only 23 pages!
The Mini Coupe
Here we are in the presence of the first two-seater claw Mini brand. Although dimensions equivalent to those of the standard Mini Cooper, the cut is much lower, since we amputate 29 mm height.
Aesthetically, it is very obvious that we are in presence of a Mini, except that this section looks funny in a bibitte, especially at its roof will certainly not unanimously. The latter receives a spoiler that deploys the car exceeds 80 km / h to then automatically lower 60 km / h. This flap can also be active manually.
The interior is similar to that of other models of the brand, but he lost two seats, which were replaced by larger storage spaces. The boot offers 280 liters of cargo and can be accessed from the inside through a large hatch amenagee this purpose.
Mini Cooper Coupe will be offered in base versions, Cooper S and John Cooper Works whose respective powers, european data, will be 122, 184 and 211 horsepower. Two sections will be offered a diesel engine which will power 136 and 143 horsepower. Of manual and automatic transmissions have six speeds will be at the rendezvous. Declination John Cooper Works This section does not trust that at the manual gearbox.
The engineers had to work very hard on the chassis and the distribution of masses of this section so that it can be as rigid as possible and thus ensure to offer a car very dynamic behavior.
The version that is disclosed here we take all decorative "bands sport" optional.
It will be available in Europe this fall, after making his debut before the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
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