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    Mini coupe test drive

    I was driving today in my area when i saw  at my car dealer a car. I was so surprise that  I just said, turn back i think i saw wrong.

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    the new Mini Coupe S and in the JCW version. The Mini is available in Switzerland from the 30 Of september.

    So i went to my dealer to ask questions about it. Is the car already out ? the dealer said: No! the 30 of september. I said cool and what will be the price. CHf 52'000.- for the Basic JCW. After having talk and talk, the dealer said go for a try, the car is here.

    Actually the 2 models are doing a tour of all dealers thru Switzerland and luckly for me, i could try it.

    Conclusion, nice handling, got power and to my big surprise, when you go full throttle, the car doesn't pull you to the right or to the left with the Sport button on. then it has a spoiler that comes out with 80 km/h like on a TT and for the rest, the car is similar to the JCW from now.

    Come back to the dealer and gave him my feedback about the car and he told me that next year the convertible will come out. Smiley

    So still have to wait but i think that i might change mine to that one. The back has much more space for you luggage as they took both back seats out. So this looks good.


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    Re: Mini coupe test drive

    What a beautiful litlle toy, thanks for your short review Smiley

    J.Seven


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    lovely little toy, i agree but don't expect to see the face of the woman or man behind you thru your mirror, the back is so narrow that you can't see much. i also don't like the antenna style and where it's been placed.

    The dealer was telling me that maybe next year, BMW will putt on their Minis, a gear box similar to the PDK or DSG. Sorry didn't remember the name using by BMW. might be good


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    Mini Coupe...with less than 1200 kg weight, 300 hp turbo engine, AWD and below 50k EUR and I would be sold.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    Here the roadster

     

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    already in love, i'm with it and my girlfriend is already dreaming about it.
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    from the back

     

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    GT3, Cooper S & CS


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    from the side

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    sorry if the 3 last pics are a repost


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    RC:

    Mini Coupe...with less than 1200 kg weight, 300 hp turbo engine, AWD and below 50k EUR and I would be sold.


    Perfect, but make it RWD for me please :-)

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    just some litle changes and you get a totally different car

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    Nice :)

    How much headroom and legroom is there inside? 


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    RC:

    Mini Coupe...with less than 1200 kg weight, 300 hp turbo engine, AWD and below 50k EUR and I would be sold.


    A friend of mine was in senior management of MINI.  Before he left, Munich was still evaluating a AWD, 300hp Countryman road car based on the WRC car.  Car was to be developed by Prodrive.  Hope it happens!


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    Cram:

    Here the roadster

     

    028C01EA02416562-photo-salon-francfort-2009-mini-roadster-concept.jpg

    already in love, i'm with it and my girlfriend is already dreaming about it.

    I love this pic!  With black wheels it would be perfect for me.  Maybe I will get one as I miss my Cooper S from a few years back!
     

     


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     Not sure about the Coupe, but the convertible looks great!


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     The convertible looks better the the coupé.


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    I wouldn't like to be seen in either of these cars. They are not just ugly but funny and comical too.

    Sorry


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    WAY:
    RC:

    Mini Coupe...with less than 1200 kg weight, 300 hp turbo engine, AWD and below 50k EUR and I would be sold.


    A friend of mine was in senior management of MINI.  Before he left, Munich was still evaluating a AWD, 300hp Countryman road car based on the WRC car.  Car was to be developed by Prodrive.  Hope it happens!

     

    There is something going on in these regards but no details surfaced yet. Apparently Mini wants to build a car for homologation...

    As to driving a car with 300 horses, 1200 kg weight and RWD...(somebody mentioned it): Have you ever driven a Lancia Delta HF Integrale ? I also can't see how Mini would build a RWD car with the current engine/drivetrain design they are using but RWD on a 300 hp car with under 1200 kg would be just insane for a street model. Not going to happen.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Carrera GTS Cabriolet PDK, BMW X5M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S Countryman All4


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    easy_rider911:

    Nice :)

    How much headroom and legroom is there inside? 

    Mesure 3,71 m  long, the Roadster Concept has a hight of 1,35 m  for 1,68 m large. the volume capacity of the boot is 250 Litre.
     


     


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    Re: Mini coupe test drive

    WAY:
    Cram:

    Here the roadster

     

    028C01EA02416562-photo-salon-francfort-2009-mini-roadster-concept.jpg

    already in love, i'm with it and my girlfriend is already dreaming about it.

    I love this pic!  With black wheels it would be perfect for me.  Maybe I will get one as I miss my Cooper S from a few years back!

     

    Black wheels and black mirror. Funny i was telling my girlfriend the same. And on one way, i just do prefer also the convertible as the coupe.
     

     


     


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    Here the specificity for the JCW Coupe

    ENGINE
    Cylinders / type / valves : 4/en ligne/16
    Displacement : 1598 cm ³
    Stroke / bore:  85.8 / 77 mm
    Power:  211/155/6 000 hp / kW / r / min
    Max.:  280 / 2 000-5 100 Nm / r / min
    Compression ratio / fuel recommended 10/91-98 RON / 1
    charge TwinScrollTurbo
    PERFORMANCE
    Maximum speed
    240 km / h
    Acceleration (0-100 km / h) 6.4 s
    Reprise 80-120 km / h (in 5th) 6.1 s
    Specific power 97 kW / dm ³
    WEIGHT / VOLUME
    Empty weight
    (DIN / EU) ¹ 1 kg 165 kg
    Boot capacity (min. - max.) 280 l
    Power / weight ratio 7.5 kg / kW
    CONSUMPTION
    Intra-urban consumption
    9.4 l
    Extra-urban consumption 5.8 l
    Average consumption 7.1 l/100 km
    CO2 emissions 165 g / km
    Fuel tank capacity 50 l
    Autonomy 705 km
    WHEELS
    Front brakes
    : Ventilated discs (316) mm Ø
    Rear brakes: Ventilated discs (280) mm Ø
    Wheels 205/45 R17 84W
    Size wheels 7J x 17 alloy


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     997 GT3,Cayenne S, Cooper S & VW Cross Polo


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    On the 3 pictures from the roadster concept and from what i know, this is the body or kit from the JCW coupe. Am i right ? 
     

    So then i'm getting confused with the article i red about the Roadster Coupe concept and the JCW Coupe.

    For the coupe concept mini announce 211 Hp for 260 Nm and here what i read for the roadster:

    (Under the hood sits the four-cylinder 175 hp 1.6 Turbo team usually the MINI Cooper S. The Roadster concept is less powerful than the Coupe Concept, which takes for its part, the 1.6 Turbo 211 hp in the Cooper S John Cooper Works.)

     

     

     997 GT3,Cayenne S, Cooper S & VW Cross Polo



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     Perfect wife-girlfriend car...


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     The top looks like a "baseball cap" put on backwards......

     I was going to say a badly-fitting toupée.. 

     


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    Re: Mini coupe test drive

    RC:
    WAY:
    RC:

    Mini Coupe...with less than 1200 kg weight, 300 hp turbo engine, AWD and below 50k EUR and I would be sold.


    A friend of mine was in senior management of MINI.  Before he left, Munich was still evaluating a AWD, 300hp Countryman road car based on the WRC car.  Car was to be developed by Prodrive.  Hope it happens!

     

    There is something going on in these regards but no details surfaced yet. Apparently Mini wants to build a car for homologation...

    As to driving a car with 300 horses, 1200 kg weight and RWD...(somebody mentioned it): Have you ever driven a Lancia Delta HF Integrale ? I also can't see how Mini would build a RWD car with the current engine/drivetrain design they are using but RWD on a 300 hp car with under 1200 kg would be just insane for a street model. Not going to happen.


    Christian I know such beast will never be built, but I'm sure it would be a funny toy to drive and master. Never drove a Integralle, but had the chance to drive a Escort Cosworth with Group N specs(similar to standart car) on Sintra mountain roads and it was absolutly an amazing experience. J.Seven

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    DaveGordon:

     The top looks like a "baseball cap" put on backwards......

     I was going to say a badly-fitting toupée.. 

     


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    It looks very cool, the modern roof with the classic chassis. I think BMW hit the nail with this one in terms of marketing.

    I could never do Mini though no matter how many funky models they come out with...


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    Cram:

    Here the roadster

     

    028C01EA02416562-photo-salon-francfort-2009-mini-roadster-concept.jpg

    already in love, i'm with it and my girlfriend is already dreaming about it.

    If my wife sees that I need to buy it for her - looks fantastic SmileySmileySmiley
     

     


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    as i said, Lars, i'm in love with this white Mini  .

    i don't like the gold  painting and the seats color but this is a detail. i have to follow the progression of this roadster. i think it might be showned at the car show in Geneva next year.


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