Mini 2.0 Cooper S Sport Premium 3dr Auto Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £27,915What Car? Target Price£27,102
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
3 doors

The Mini 3dr is a hugely desirable small car that has plenty of substance to match its style. We’d recommend a peppy yet frugal Cooper in Exclusive trim to make the most of the Mini’s biggest strength, its well-appointed interior. It's disappointing that automatic emergency braking is optional, and it's worth pointing out that there are plenty of safer small cars. If practicality is high on your list of must-haves, though, we’d point you in the direction of the even more impressive Audi A1.

Upgrade to Sport trim from Classic and you’ll get 17in alloy wheels, piano-black exterior detailing with a black roof and mirrors, a John Cooper Works bodykit and sports seats, piano-black interior trim, ambient lighting, cruise control, driving mode selection, intelligent adaptive suspension and rear parking sensors.

This turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has 176bhp to give a best 0-62mph time of just 6.6sec with an automatic gearbox and three doors. It feels strong on the road, if not as punchy as similarly priced hot hatches like the Fiesta ST, and managed 37.2mpg in our True MPG tests. Even so, we prefer the cheaper Cooper. Available in all trims apart from the John Cooper Works with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.


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Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH6.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

47.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

211

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

133

g/km