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BMW has revealed the new 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe through a massive hi-res gallery and a promo video that can be found below the jump. The car represents the first two-seater to wear the MINI badge, and some of its highlights in terms of design include a distinctive, superimposed 'helmet roof', sharply ranked A-pillars and a wrap-around glass area, all part of a sporty, flat coupe silhouette.

In terms of dimensions the 'three-box' MINI is 3,734 m long, 1,683 m wide and 1,384 m high, plus it sits 52 mm lower than the regular MINI and it has a wheelbase measuring 2,467 m. 

Some of the other exterior features, which according to the automaker, play an important role in optimizing the airflow at higher speeds include a roof spoiler and a rear spoiler which extends automatically at 80 Km/h (50 mph), plus of-course the  John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit which comes as standard.

The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe engine lineup will contain the automaker's new 4-cylinder plant, and depending on the market, customers will be able to choose between three 1.6-litre petrols (a 122 HP/90 kW for the base model, a 184 HP/135 kW unit for the Cooper S Coupe, a 211 HP/155kW unit for the JCW version) and a 2.0-litre diesel delivering 143 HP / 105 kW and fitted on the Cooper SD.

A 6-speed gearbox is offered as standard on all models, while a 6-speed auto is also available.

At the interior everything it typical MINI, and the absence of rear seats enabled the automaker to create a loading space behind the driver and passenger seats, and also create a 280-litre boot which can be opened from the inside. 

In the UK the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe price list has already been specified, and the base model starts at 16,640 GBP while the other three versions - the Cooper S Coupe, the Cooper SD Coupe and the JCW Coupe start at 19,775 GBP, 20,510 GBP and 23,795 GBP respectively. 

MINI John Cooper Works Coupé:

Four-cylinderpetrol engine with
twin-scroll turbocharger and directinjection, plus numerous technological details carried over directlyfrom motor sport.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
output:155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm,
max. torque:260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 2,000 – 5,100 rpm
(280 Nm/207 lb-ft with overboost at1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration:0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.4 seconds,
top speed: 240km/h (149 mph).
Average fuel consumption according to EUstandard: 7.1 litres per
100 kilometres (39.8 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 165 g/km.

MINI Cooper S Coupé:

Four-cylinderpetrol engine with
twin-scroll turbocharger, directinjection and fully variable valve management based on the BMWGroup’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement:1,598 cc,
output: 135 kW/184 hp at5,500 rpm,
max. torque: 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at1,600 – 5,000 rpm
(260 Nm/192 lb-ftwith overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.9 seconds,
topspeed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
Average fuel consumptionaccording to EU standard: 5.8 litres per
100 kilometres(48.7 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions: 136 g/km.

MINI Cooper Coupé:

Four-cylinder petrolengine with fully variable valve management based on the BMWGroup’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement:1,598 cc,
output: 90 kW/122 hp at6,000 rpm,
max. torque: 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at4,250 rpm,
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 9.0seconds,
top speed: 204 km/h (127 mph),
Averagefuel consumption according to EU standard: 5.4 litres per
100 kilometres (52.3 mpg imp),
CO2 emissions:127 g/km.

MINI Cooper SD Coupé:

Four-cylinderturbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common-rail injection andvariable turbine geometry.
Displacement: 1,995 cc,
output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm,
max. torque: 305 Nm/225 lb-ft at1,750 – 2,700 rpm.
Acceleration:0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.9 seconds,
top speed:216 km/h (134 mph).
Average fuel consumption accordingto EU standard: 4.3 litres per
100 kilometres (65.7 mpgimp),
CO2 emissions: 114 g/km.

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Video :

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