Depending on the situation, this can either prevent an impact from occurring altogether or else significantly reduce the severity of the accident. The hot-rod Cooper S, of course, gets more of its engine noise piped into the cabin than the base three-cylinder, which has its own audio signature with an uneven idle that we found strangely endearing amidst a seat of sound-alike fours. The 2015 hardtop comes with eight airbags as standard equipment: front, side, and knee bags for the driver and passenger seat in front, and side-curtain bags that cover the entire window opening. Due to a manufacturing error, the passenger frontal air bag may not deploy properly in a low speed crash. Mini Cooper S models have a 2. Drivers can also set reminders for calendar entries and for their own memos if they wish. The sport seats are superbly comfortable in front, and the driving position is close to ideal.
Packaging changes have also been made, and cars equipped with the 6. It's a set-up which is unique within the competitive environment. It may even be tolerable for four, with an inch of headroom and 3 added inches of shoulder room. Interior space in the 2015 Mini Hardtop is limited, with up to 34 cubic feet of cargo space in the two-door with the rear seats folded. For example, the hand movements of the road speed and engine speed display in the instrument cluster are underpinned by parallel light impulses at the edge of the central instrument.
Over rough patches, the Cooper felt no firmer than a typical compact sedan, like a Corolla … but with a rigidity to its frame that denoted a luxury car. It can even be briefly increased to 300 Nm by means of an overboost function. Transmission choices throughout the lineup include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic or sport automatic. The Fit has surprisingly agile handling, and it's a good companion for everyday city driving. In the affected vehicles, the driver and front passenger seatback adjustment mechanism may not be fully engaged. The sport seats offer excellent lateral holding, as well as seat depth adjustment function. The standard alloy wheels are 15-inch, with 16-inch standard on the Cooper S.
Convertible models carry over from the last generation with a less-powerful lineup of engines, with horsepower ratings ranging from 121 to 208. While nichier offerings like the coupe and roadster…. Even the panoramic moonroof I was unable to test could have been wrapped in a package for a nearly identical price. Cooper convertible models are 12. This can be optioned with the Cooper and Cooper D. The 2015 Cooper is more expensive than most of its competitors when it comes to gas, insurance, repair, and maintenance costs.
This powertrain feels underwhelming in most driving situations, but there are better options. Which Is Better: 2015 Mini Cooper or 2015 Fiat 500? I can get over 40mpg on highway trips and average about 35mpg. The increased overall height reflects the improvement in headroom. The display is not a touch-screen. With space a greater priority in this model, the 5-Door also gets an extra 15mm of headroom, along with a 61mm increase in elbow height and 72mm more legroom in the rear. See your dealer for details.
The bright white units provide the light source for both low and high beam. Emergency Call automatically contacts a call centre in the event of a collision so as to initiate fast and effective assistance. Where Was the 2015 Mini Cooper Built? Moreover, not only is the ride better than before, the whole car is considerably quieter, making it less tiring to drive aggressively. The instrument cluster on the steering column displays road speed, engine speed and fuel level by means of superimposed circular instruments. See your dealer for details. You can find any model with either a manual or an automatic transmission.
Performance highlights include go-kart-like handling, punchy turbocharged engine options, and an available manual transmission throughout the lineup. A tall roof means headroom is not an issue. Note: this recall supersedes 14V-815. Overall, we prefer the base model to the Cooper S, given its lower price and the reduced difference in performance between the two versions--at least until the higher-output John Cooper Works versions arrive in a year or two. Route guidance information provided by the navigation system is also visually supported by the illuminated ring: the closer the car gets to the turn-off point, the smaller the lit-up area at the edge of the central instrument. The roads of Puerto Rico were remarkably similar to those in Chicago — at least in terms of condition, if not width.
Despite desperately wanting the transmissions of the two test cars I drove to be swapped, I could certainly tell the S is the car for people who prize performance. Fuel consumption is listed at 4. See your dealer for details. Other light alloy wheels up to a size of 18 inches are available as part of the program of options and accessories. The efficiency of the new diesel engine is reflected in an average fuel consumption of 4. This is a happy fun car inside and out.
See your dealer for details. Access to the rear is also more comfortable. It comes standard with eight airbags, the usual suite of safety systems, and a few novel options as well. It enables the luggage compartment volume to be increased to 941 litres. If you want a small and agile corner-carver, the Mini Cooper should be on your list. The rear backrest with a 60:40 split can be folded down but also angled more steeply so as to create more luggage space.
How Much Does the 2015 Mini Cooper Cost to Own? Plenty of power with the turbo charged engine in sport. Two more large round eyeball vents sit at the outer edges of the dash. Which Model Year of the Mini Cooper Is Best? In some cases pictures of various foreign models may be shown as a guide. In the standard version, the daytime driving lights and the side lights are fitted inside the additional headlights, while fog lamps can also be included here as an optional extra. On a lengthy 600-mile road trip in a manual base model, we logged a solid 40 mpg on the car's trip computer.