2007 MINI Cooper S

2007 MINI Cooper S

2007 MINI Cooper S

The next generation Mini Cooper S is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre normal-aspiration engine developing maximum output of 175 hp (128 kW).

The four-cylinder petrol engines come from a brand-new range of power units developed from a clean sheet of paper and boasting a number of highly innovative technical features. The interior is also brand-new in its design, while the exterior has been through a process of design evolution maintaining
the unmistakable character of the Mini. Indeed, the specific features of the car’s body and interior now come out even more convincingly, clearly reflecting the typical character of the brand. And together with the modified chassis and suspension, the modern power units further sharpen the already legendary go-kart feeling so characteristic of the modern Mini.

In its dimensions, the new Mini has grown slightly over the size of the first generation. The larger dimensions at the front serve inter to fulfil future safety standards.

The changes in the interior design of the new Mini are far more significant than on the exterior. Both the design of the control units and the special surfaces inside the car clearly symbolise a new car.

The most striking and conspicuous feature within the cockpit of the new Mini is the Center Speedo even larger than in the former model. It now comprises not only the analogue speedometer, but also all entertainment and, as an option, navigation functions. With the entire centre console becoming even slimmer and more subdued as a result.

The new Mini is due to enter the market in late 2006.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $ $21 850 USD
engine Inline-4
position Front, Transverse
aspiration Turbocharged
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed Direct Fuel Injection
displacement 1598 cc / 97.5 in³
power 128.3 kw / 172 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output 107.63 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 144.66 bhp per tonne
torque 240 nm / 177.0 ft lbs @ 1600 rpm
redline 7000
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Unit Steel
front brakes Vented Discs w/ABS
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Solid Discs w/ABS
r brake size mm / in
steering Rack & Pinion w/Power Assist
f suspension MacPherson Struts w/Lower Wishbones
r suspension MacPherson Struts w/Lower Wishbones
curb weight 1189 kg / 2622 lbs
wheelbase 2767 mm / 108.9 in
front track 1453 mm / 57.2 in
rear track 1461 mm / 57.5 in
length 3714 mm / 146.2 in
width 1683 mm / 66.3 in
height 1407 mm / 55.4 in
transmission 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.31:1, 2.13:1, 1.48:1, 1.14:1, 0.95:1, 0.82:1, :1
final drive 3.65:1
top speed ~225 kph / 139.8 mph
0 – 60 mph ~6.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~17.0 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile ~15.5 seconds