2012 MINI Cooper Hardtop

2012 Mini Cooper Hardtop This review explains the changes in the model year, is a summary of the 2012 Cooper Hardtop Convertible and Mini Cooper include security, reliability and classifications of fuel economy.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
In essence, the Mini Cooper Hardtop is a three-door subcompact, an economy car with a different name. However, it is elevated above the "working class", the state with a rich history, iconic design, and ownership of the brand BMW. You can get more car for the same price, but there would be so much fun.

Thank you to the new mini-friendly program, it is even easier to customize a Mini Cooper Hardtop like no other on the road. Highlights include a two-tone leather-wrapped dashboard and steering wheel, a special 17-inch alloy wheels and a new "Soda" 3-D design pattern for the exterior mirrors and leather accents. In other news, all standard models "Cosmopolitan" style, floor mats and a new mirror mirror option includes an integrated compass display. The basic models receive a newly designed 15-inch wheel and Mini expands the availability of certain upholstery choice for all models. John Cooper Works models also come with a standard body kit for 2012.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
There is still an element of the bill. If you have $ 52 000 out there, you can get the Mini Inspired by Goodwood limited production model, of which only 140 units will be produced by the SU Basically, this model was produced in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, and is the Mini most luxurious ever made.

Ask what comes with the Mini Cooper Hardtop review, and the company claims a position Bulldog position of the whole drive alert ergonomic front door wide open space, surprising cargo, and a tongue in cheek sample copy of the marketing of humor. Filter fantasy, which is not necessarily something you want to do with a Mini Cooper unless you do a serious investigation into one, and there are four different models for 2012: Cooper, Cooper S John Cooper Works and Mini Inspired Goodwood.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
Standard features include alloy wheels 15-inch Cooper Convertible, leather upholstery, seat height adjustable driver's manual, cascade LED cabin lighting and ignition temperature of a button. Air conditioning is standard with cruise control, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, electric mirrors, power windows with one touch, power door locks with keyless entry and an onboard computer. A sound system with six speakers CD is enhanced with an auxiliary audio input, satellite radio with one year of free service, and the ability of HD Radio. There is also a Sport button that recalibrates the throttle and steering response of a more aggressive.

Move up the trim level offers performance improvements, but not necessarily comfortable. The Cooper S has a turbo engine, alloy wheels 16-inch performance tires run-flat fog lights and sport seats. An air intake air intake, brake cooling ducts, exhaust pipes mounted in the center and a chrome fuel door to identify the model of the Cooper S from the outside, while the interior is decorated with aluminum pedals.

John Cooper Works model takes performance to the next level. This model has a turbocharged engine massaged, a reinforced clutch, front brakes in a hurry with four-piston Brembo calipers, lighter exhaust outlets and alloy wheels of 17 inches. A unique body kit and help reduce the distinction of the John Cooper Works model, and the pedals stand is stainless steel, upholstery fabric, and a speedometer 160 km / h. Mini also includes its dynamic stability and traction control and an electronically controlled differential lock.

For 2012. Mini dives at the end of the pool luxury subcompact Mini with the production and luxuriously equipped Limited Inspired by Goodwood Based on the model of the Cooper S, this version includes $ 52,000 Diamond Black paint Rolls-Royce, Rolls-Royce Cornsilk Interior, 17 inch multi-spoke turbine style wheels, floor mats lambswool, a headliner of the cashmere, walnut veneer, a leather-wrapped wheel Walknappa and control black piano. The only option is an automatic transmission.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
Many options are available to other Mini Cooper hardtop, and it is best to consult the Mini website for more on these cheeky little cars can be customized. Highlights include Bluetooth, integrated Mini connected smartphones, navigation system, audio system Harmon / Kardon, a panoramic sunroof, automatic, locking Comfort Access keyless entry and ignition, Park Distance Control, front seats and heated mirrors, windshield wipers, adaptive xenon, leather, wood or metal interior trim, metallic paint and much more.

The 2012 MINI Cooper Hardtop is equipped with a 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine making 121 hp. If this sounds like a great force, consider the Cooper Hardtop weighs about 2,600 pounds. Compared to most cars, it's a featherweight. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic transmission is optional. Mini Cooper Convertible says accelerate to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds with the manual transmission. If you want to track traffic, you can stick with the stick, because with the automatic transmission, which is 9.7 seconds to hit 60. Fuel consumption has not been completed this review is written, but last year this engine produces 29 mpg city and 37 mpg on the highway with the manual transmission and automatic transmission 28-city/36-highway. Premium fuel is required, by the way.

We recommend updating the Cooper S, if only to take advantage of an exciting small turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. With 181 horsepower at 5500 and 177 pound-feet of torque available between 1600 and 5000 rpm, the Cooper S hits 60 mph in 6.6 seconds, a six-speed manual and 6.8 seconds with optional six-speed automatic with paddle . Ratings fuel economy for the past year amounted to 27 mpg city and 35 mpg on the highway with a stick and move with change 26-city/34-highway paddle. Premium gasoline is required.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
John Cooper Works model is designed to extract maximum performance from Cooper Hardtop. With gasoline direct injection, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder generates 208 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 192 lb-ft of torque between 1,850 and 5,600 rpm. Matched exclusively to a manual six-speed higher up, John Cooper Works model accelerates to 60 km / h in 6.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 147 mph. Fuel economy ratings are 25 mpg city and 33 mpg on the highway, which runs on premium fuel.

All models include a 2012 mini-free maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles, a feature that can be expanded via a prepaid program to cover the car for six years or 100,000 miles.

Mini Cooper Hardtop with six airbags, traction control and stability control, four disc brakes and ABS with electronic brake force distribution and cornering brake control. It 'also a function of the Crash Sensor if the use of air bags, fuel supply is automatically cut the engine, open the doors and activates the hazard lights.

MINI Cooper Hardtop review
The rating assigned to Cooper Hardtop only by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a rating of 5 stars turn resistance. Complete test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Cooper Hardtop gets good marks for his performance in offset frontal impact and rear impact test injury prevention, along with acceptable results for crushing strength roof and side impact crash test.

If the rating impact resistance are not quite perfect, predictions of reliability worse. Consumer Reports says that the Mini Cooper Hardtop is likely to offer below-average reliability, and back in 2010, JD Power and Associates predict that the reliability was slightly lower than the average for the Cooper models.


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