Mini Coupe from 16,640 (updated)

* Sportiest Mini yet * Two-seat coupe * On sale October...

22 June 2011

Mini Coupe from 16,640 (updated)

The Mini Coupe will cost from 16,640 when it goes on sale in October.

We've driven pre-production cars, but this is our first look at the version that will hit showrooms.

The Coupe is Mini's first production two-seat car. It's based on the Mini Convertible, but has a more steeply raked windscreen and bespoke rear end.

New: We've added new video of the Mini Coupe. Scroll down to the bottom of the page

The most distinctive aspect of the car's styling is what Mini calls its 'helmet roof'. As with Mini hatchback models, it's separated from the rest of the car by a horizontal line. It also comes, as standard, in a contrasting colour.

The roof incorporates a built-in spoiler with an open centre section that directs airflow over the rear of the car.

There's also a spoiler that automatically raises from the bootlid above 50mph to improve downforce, or which can be operated manually.

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Although its length and height are almost identical to a Mini hatchback's, the Coupe is 29mm lower. Recesses in the roof liner are designed to provide extra headroom. The rest of the cabin is very similar to the hatchback's, but set apart by bespoke materials and details.

Four versions will be available from launch: the 121bhp Cooper, 181bhp Cooper S, 208bhp John Cooper Works and 141bhp Cooper SD diesel.

There's a premium of between 1465 and 1860 over the price of the equivalent hatchback model. Prospective buyers can register their interest now, but the official on-sale date is Octobter 1.

Mini Coupe Prices
Cooper S
Cooper SD
John Cooper WorksAverage MPG