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Trim: Cooper S Sport
As the name suggests, this adds some visual clout to back up the punchy 2.0-litre engine. That means bigger 17in alloy wheels in black, a sporty bodykit, a rear spoiler, sports seats, sports pedals, a sports steering wheel and cruise control. You can also have sports suspension at no extra cost but if you value your spine, we’d avoid it.
With 189bhp, the Cooper S feels brisk without being outright fast. Under normal use, it’s very flexible and sounds quite sporty. The penalty is emissions and fuel economy that are on the high side.