BMW introduced the new Mini Cooper with traditional motors in the US. The machine will be offered both in the normal version, and in the «heated» – Cooper S. Interestingly, the revealed power is only in the top version – it amounts to 201 l.s.
Such power comes with a volume of 2,0 litres. The base Cooper will also have a 2.0-litre motor, but with clearly less power. For comparison, in the US and Australia the base Mini Cooper has a three-cylinder 156-horsepower motor under the hood. Since the engine volume of the Mini Cooper for the US market is larger, it can be assumed that the power will be higher at 156 hp.
The updated Mini Cooper for the US received «powerful brakes» (what is powerful about them – not reported) and did not receive a mechanical box transmission.
The machine received improved driver assistance systems (including adaptive cruise-control), which rely in their work on a millimeter-range radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors. There is also a navigation system with 3D-visualization and image output on a large round OLED screen, panoramic roof, wireless charging for smartphones, projection display.
Price Cooper S in the US starts at Rs 32 thousand. dollars, production of this machine will start in March of this year. To collect the usual Mini Cooper will start selling, in July, price – from 28 950 dollars.