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Bigger 16in alloy wheels, different interior trims and an engine scoop in the bonnet are among the upgrades for Cooper S, which comes with the lower-powered of the two 2.0-litre petrol engines.
Proper hot hatch pace from this 189bhp 2.0-litre engine, with the pop and crackle exhaust note to match. There is a bit of a surge as the turbo kicks in, though, and purchase and running costs are much higher than those for the equally fun Cooper model. Available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.