I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach. The 2014 Mini Cooper is newly redesigned with new technology and some new engine options as well. They call this great example of emotional design the New Mini. Let’s take a closer look.
2014 Mini Cooper
3-cylinder 1.5L engine, Twin Power Turbo technology with 134hp.
0-60 mph. 7.4 sec
2014 Mini Cooper S
4-cylinder, 2.0L Twin power turbo- charged engine with 189hp.
0-60 mph 6.5 sec.
28 /40 mpg.
Prices start at $19,950 for the Cooper and $23,500 for the Cooper S
The all-new Mini New is a premium small car that’s tall, wider and longer than its predecessor. Our test drive demonstrated how it offers a better balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. The new Mini provides innovative networking technology and clever functionality; including significant advances in the areas of comfort, safety, technology, quality of materials and finish, along with a sporty flair.
Dynamic Damper Control is available for $500, which allows you to switch from Green or Sport modes. The Green mode optimizes the car for fuel efficiency by changing shift points and adding a coasting feature and softens the suspension. Want a stiffer, sportier ride? Select Sport mode and the MINI will be set to its most aggressive capabilities. The center gauge shows a little rocket and a go-kart. The manual transmission worked flawlessly with short, smooth throws.
The center column no longer presents the speedometer, which is now in front of the driver, but it offers a good size navigation screen and optional heads up display and a backup camera.
The Mini is offered in 11 colors, plus the roof and exterior mirror caps can be painted in a contrasting color, white or black. Bonnet strips and chrome line trim can be added to individualize your car.
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The new Mini is the next generation of driving fun. It presents premium quality and individual flair in one beautifully designed package.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in that class before making your final decision. I’m Lauren Fix, The Car Coach.