BMW Mini Cooper 2012 – Features & Specs

The BMW Mini Cooper is the perfect car with power packed features. I am gonna write about its superb features and amazing specs that will make it a must have car for you.

BMW Mini Cooper Specs

Dimensions (LxBxH) in mm : 3723 x 1683 x 1407
Engine : 1598cc, 4 Cylinder 8 Valve, Petrol
Transmission : Automatic
Maximum Power : 120.7 bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque : 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Top Speed : 197 km per hour
Acceleration (0-100 km/hour) : 10.4 seconds
Mileage : 10.3 km per ltr. (city) & 15.6 km per ltr. (highway)
Tank Capacity : 40 litres
Boot Space : 160 to 680 litres

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BMW Mini Cooper Features

Braking System : The BMW Mini Cooper comes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard and Cornering Brake Control (CBC). The balance of braking force between the front and rear axle is managed by Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD).

Dynamic Stability Control : This is a great feature in the BMW Mini Cooper, as it prevents unstable driving situations by intervening in the engine management. You can also apply braking force to individual wheels at front or rear.

Airbags : Airbags have become the most essential part in safety of passengers. The Mini Cooper has 6 airbags that are sufficient for all the passengers and a driver in the car. Side and head airbags help in reducing damage to the head and chest during any accident.

Rear Axle : The rear axle present in the BMW Mini Cooper is so flexible that helps each wheel in reacting independently. This means that you will feel extremely comfortable even when the car is moving on a bumpy road surface.

Park Distance Control : The Park Distance Control (PDC) at the rear makes parking easier and handle with care even in tight spaces.

Steering : The Mini Cooper has electric power steering which improves the handling of the car in lower as well as higher speeds. You can turn very easily when moving at higher speed.

Elliptical Ring : The characteristic elliptical ring now extends over two door. Multi-adjustable seats ensure outstanding comfort on even long journey.

All Round Protection : This is what which is not common in every car. In case, your car rolls over in an accident, the rigid collapsible column acts as a protective shield providing optimum protection. This feature makes it the most safest hatchback car.

BMW Mini Cooper Design

Body Design : The body of the BMW Mini Cooper has been designed keeping the safety of the passengers. The BMW Mini aims to deliver the perfect combination of comfort, acoustics and protection.

Headlights : Mini Cooper comes with bi-xenon headlights for low and full-beam settings. The headlight features beam-throw control and headlight washer system.

Side Sills : The dark side sills not only beef up the appearance, but also improve the control of the car when you are moving at higher speed.

BMW Mini Cooper Handling & Performance

As we know that the BMW Mini Cooper comes in a 1598cc petrol engine having maximum torque of 160 Nm @ 4250 rpm with maximum power of 120.7 bhp @ 6000 rpm. It has the capability to reach 0-100 km per hour speed in just 10.4 seconds having a top speed of 197 km per hour. The engine is mated to Continously Variable Automatic Transmission with Steptronic mode. The engine is coupled with the six speed triptronic transmission.

The suspension is brilliant which provides you smooth and bump-free ride. It comes with Flexible rear axle that makes your journey the most comfortable and relaxed one. It has Anti-lock braking system along with Cornering Brake Control. Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) recognises when the wheel slip is too high on the inside wheel during cornering.

The BMW Mini Cooper lacks in mileage. The maximum mileage that company has mentioned is over 10 km per litre but in actual, you can only drive 6-7 km per litre. This makes it the worst fuel efficient hatchback car.

Price : Rs. 25 Lac (ex-showroom)

Conclusion : The BMW Mini Cooper is having brilliant class, brilliant design, amazing safety features and is the most comfortable hatchback in India. What I don’t like in this BMW Mini Cooper is that its mileage and price. If BMW Mini launch the Mini Cooper in diesel variant or they reduced the price, then they will surely improve the sales. Till now, they have sold more than 20 lac units across 90 countries. So, you can guess how brilliant the car is?

These are the features and specs of BMW Mini Cooper.

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