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Overview for the MINI

The MINI is an iconic city car now built by German manufacturer BMW.

The Coupe version was the first two-seater in the MINI ranks and adopts a three-box body structure with a stepped rear end.

The silhouette is low and the roof is painted in a contrasting colour.

The two-seater measures 3,734 millimetres in length, 1,683 millimetres in width and 1,384 millimetres in height. Its exterior length, width and wheelbase match the measurements of the MINI virtually to the millimetre, but the MINI Coupe has a significantly lower body height.

The interior has oval recesses in the roof liner and a three-dimensional, two-piece luggage compartment cover.

The most powerful petrol and diesel variants in the brand’s engine portfolio are available in the MINI Coupe. Outputs range from the 90kW/122hp of the MINI Cooper Coupe, through the MINI Cooper SD Coupe – 105kW/143hp – and MINI Cooper S Coupe – 135kW/184hp – all the way to the range-topping 155kW/211hp MINI John Cooper Works Coupe.

The MINI Cooper Coupe, MINI Cooper S Coupe and MINI Cooper SD Coupe are offered with an optional six-speed automatic gearbox as an alternative to the six-speed manual fitted as standard across the Coupe range.

The suspension has MacPherson struts at the front axle, a multi-link rear axle, modern brakes and electric power steering. A sports suspension with stiffer damper characteristics and anti-roll bars is an optional extra.

Dynamic stability control is fitted as standard in the MINI Coupe while dynamic traction control with electronic differential lock control is standard on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé and optional on all other models.

Pedestrian protection measures are fitted. There is an active rear spoiler and a sharply raked windscreen and integrated roof spoiler. The active rear spoiler is integrated into the boot lid and pops up automatically when the MINI Coupé reaches a speed of 50 mph.

When travelling at maximum speed, the active rear spoiler provides 88lb of extra downforce.

The MINI John Cooper Works Coupé also comes as standard with a John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit.

Standard safety equipment on board the MINI Coupe includes front airbags and head-thorax airbags, which are integrated into the sides of the seat backrests, three-point inertia-reel seat belts including belt force limiters and belt tensioners, and a tyre defect indicator.

The MINI coupe has a range of available exterior paint finishes, interior colours, upholstery variants and equipment features, together with a selection of other options specific to the Coupé.