Mini Cooper 2.0 S Sport 5dr Auto Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP£31,950
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The new Mini Cooper has its charms, being thoroughly stylish, powerful and – for the most part – good to drive. It has its flaws, but the Cooper has always appealed more to the heart than the head. Our favourite variant is the entry-level Cooper C. Sure, the Cooper S’s engine may be that bit stronger and smoother, but the S is no more fun or engaging to drive, unfortunately. What’s more, the C’s unit remains a treat.

The price of range-topping Sport trim is steep, but in return you get the sportiest looking Cooper, plus adaptive suspension, so you can stiffen or soften the ride at will. We don't think it's worth the extra cost, though.

The sportier Cooper S version gets a 201bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine that's good for 0-62mph in 6.6sec. It's effortlessly strong, but not as tuneful or exciting as engines found in other hot hatches.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

44.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

275

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

142

g/km