If you liked the new Mini Cooper but didn’t want an electric drive, you can now indulge in both a three-cylinder and a four-cylinder.
The new Mini Cooper was recently introduced as an electric car, but now it is also being followed by versions with gasoline engines. The basic variant is marked C and under its hood you will find a three-cylinder with a volume of 1.5 liters, which reaches an output of 115 kW (156 hp) and a maximum torque of 230 Nm. You can overcome the hundred in 7.7 seconds with it. The Mini Cooper C costs CZK 670,800 on the Czech market, which is a little less than the Mini Cooper E with 177 hp.
The second variant with a combustion engine is the Mini Cooper S. Here you can already find a four-cylinder two-liter tuned to 150 kW (204 hp) and a torque of 300 Nm. This version costs CZK 780,000. In both Minis with a combustion engine, the design kinship with the electric car is clearly visible. Inside, it’s really very different compared to the previous design, so you have to say goodbye to the classic lever for controlling the transmission. And of course the manual.
Now you’ll find both the starter and the rocker switch for the dual-clutch automatic transmission on the dashboard. Mini directly states in the press release that placing the gear selector in a prominent switch bar has freed up space for a wireless charger on the center console. You will also find a circular display with OLED technology with a diameter of 24 centimeters, in the lower part of which you will control most of the important functions, including the air conditioning. The first cars will arrive to customers in May.
The original Mini was a British icon of the 1960s. In the eighties, the production of the original Mini was discontinued, and in 1994, the brand belonging to the Rover Group came under BMW.
In 2001, a new generation appeared in the form of the Mini One and sporty versions of the Cooper.
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