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MINI Cooper Review

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MINI Cooper Review

The MINI is ingrained in British culture and even though it is now owned by BMW its spirit remains British through and through.

29 April 2004 Melanie Carter

The MINI is ingrained in British culture and even though it is now owned by BMW its spirit remains British through and through. BMW have taken this motoring icon of the last four decades and transformed it into the most advanced and entertaining car of its size on the market.

Built in Oxford (the original home of the Morris Minor) the MINI retains all the cheeky charm of its predecessor combined with German reliability.

With the launch of the new MINI, BMW have rekindled public enthusiasm for the MINI brand worldwide and it is now available in over 70 countries. In April this year the MINI reached an important milestone when the 100,000th MINI, a silver Cooper S was registered in the UK.

The range now includes the MINI One, MINI One D (diesel), MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S and the MINI Convertible (launched this summer). The only model lacking is an estate (traveller).

Join me on my MINI Cooper adventure.

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MINI Cooper Road Test Data
Model ReviewedMINI Cooper
  
Body Type3 Door Hatchback
ColourINDI Blue Metallic With Contrasting Black Roof and Wing Mirrors
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph9.2 Seconds
Top Speed 124 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol - Unleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban31.4 mpg
Extra Urban53.3 mpg
Combined42.2 mpg
  
Insurance Group8
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/unlimited mileage warranty
6-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee
3-year Pan-European roadside assistance package
Price (when tested on the 29/04/04)£ 12,100

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