Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

Discussion in '2002 MINI Cooper S' started by Carking HP, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. Do you agree with me? Why?
     
  2. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    i definitly do not. this has better power to wieght ratio, it looks a hell of a lot better, and its made by bmw. . . theres just no comparison. <!-- Signature -->
     
  3. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    This little bad boy has the six speed and 0-60 in 7.3, really not too shaby, i would imagine, being a tiny BMW with amazing power to weight ratio it would handle quite well, i think it would really slaughter the Bug.
     
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    But the bug has 165kw, i think. And its pretty light, as the guy above said, it has great power to wieght ratio. But the mini looks better, the bug still looks like a hairdressers car.<!-- Signature -->
     
  5. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    I have read that the Regular mini runs a slalom quicker than all BMWs, stock perductions ones anyway. Also quicker than some porsches and other high performance sportscars, in slalom that is.

    Slalom I know is not what makes a car a sports car but it tells you how well it can dodge pilons.

    God thing it is so good at dodging pilons because if you hit one god only knows what would happen. In a mini it could be life threatening. <!-- Signature -->
     
  6. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    Actually, the Mini is well noted for its extensive list of standard safety equipment. Front and side airbags for the front occupants, side curtain airbags for the rear passengers, DSC, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, etc.

    In a straightline, the VW should beat it, but not by much (to 60, anyway). I think the Cooper S should have it in the corners. Will have to wait to see...
     
  7. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    For your information, the standard mini cooper on winter tires runs the slalom at 67+ mph.
    Bug has only 150 bhp...i think
     
  8. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    I hate all beetles
    (except for the RSI which is all right)
     
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    in a nonsupercharged mini cooper with standard 15 inch wheels and winter tires, car and driver ran through the slalom at 67.6 mph..a faster speed than any current production car besides the porsche 911 turbo and 911 gt2, which didnt beat the mini by much at all. imagine a cooper s (which has better suspension) with the optional 17 inch wheels and performance tires!!
     
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    well the bug will very soon never again compare to the mini cooper lineup. as everyone in here SHOULD know, bmw's motorsport division "ups" a car and slaps an "M" logo and the number of the series of that car on the back and sells it for more. well, the coopers are getting the exact same treatment!!! bmw already has a Mini Cooper M in the works, designated for 2003, and has upped the supercharged 1.6L L4 from 163 horsepower to a SIMPLY STUNNING 220 horsepower, among other cooper-wide changes to make the car that much better. in terms of size, weight, nimble-ness, and power, i think this car will come very close to knocking the cornering-socks off every other car out there...man, think about that. 220 ponies pulling under something that small and agile. and you can make it's handling even better by dieting!!!<!-- Signature -->
     
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    the turbo s has 180 hp out of 1.8l engine and it also has a 6 speed i dont know its weightr i'll find it its prolly like 400-500 more im not sure though
     
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    Mini Cooper's are cuter and sportier that bugs.
     
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    I have seen many here refering to very beautiful cars as gay cars.The only gay car I can think of is bug.For a woman its allright but for a man it is rather gay.I don't care how much bhp it produces.The new bug hasn't succeded what its ancestor did.Mini is a very good looking car.Bhp isn't all that matters.A car is ment to be beautiful at sight and it should be steady as a rock in turns.So mini IS THE car.I only disagree with the cost but you must think you are buying a BMW.
     
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    I don't think so, I've seen this baby perform quick parallel parking, turns and spins in ways that the beetle turbo s can't. This is the most fun car to drive.<!-- Signature -->
     
  15. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    I am a Canadian and when this baby hits Canada she is comeing home with me i think it is awesome she will have a place right beside my IROC-Z<!-- Signature -->
     
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    what this car loses in horsepower to the bug (if any, i can't remember off the top of my head) it more than make up in handling and overall driveablity<!-- Signature -->
     
  17. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    What the hell r you on!!!
    The Mini Cooper and the Beetles r gay!!!
    Get a Dodge Hennessey Viper Venom 800tt.
     
  18. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    attention attention.. everyone ignore the stupid ignorant comment that is above this one. this site really does need a moron filter!
     
  19. Re: Can't compete with the ne w Beetle S Turbo...

    A moron filter would definetly be on my to do list if it were my site. This car is a gem. Only about 2600 lbs., supercharged, intercooler, BMW quality, handle great, looks great..Beetles arent really my thing..and shouldnt be compared to this.
     

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