Which used Mini Coupe coupe should I buy?
The standard Cooper kicks off the range. It features the 122bhp, naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four cylinder engine which is perfectly adequate for most buyers. Its acceleration is adequate, too – 0-62mph in 9.0secs. The turbocharged four-pot engine in the Cooper S develops 181bhp, aiding a 0-62mph time of 6.9sec and a 143mph maximum. It’s a flexible and lively engine, and its nature suits the car, but it will be more expensive to run. The 211bhp 1.6 JCW is the performance pinnacle, with 0-62mph in just 6.4secs. The 2.0-litre diesel lacks the fizz of the petrol-engined cars, but competitive CO2 and fuel consumption figures allied to a 7.9sec 0-62mph time makes a great deal of sense.
Our favourite Mini Coupe: 1.6 Cooper