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2010 MINI Cooper S

2010 MINI Cooper Review

(4 Stars)  Mini drivers smile for a reason

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Cars that get good gas mileage are always dull behind the wheel, right? Not so, says the Mini Cooper. Born from BMW in 2001, the Mini has been hugely successful since its introduction. Growing into a second generation in 2007 the Mini continues to evolve and delight owners with its' cute good look, razor sharp handling, not at all unimpressive performance, and its respectable fuel economy. Add to that the Mini is the most customizable car in its class and you have the recipe for a vehicle which will continue to sell well for years to come. Most options that come in packages can also be ordered individually, so the possibilities for personalization abound. The mini is available as either a hatchback or a convertible, and three trim levels.

The standard Mini is powered by a 118 HP 1.6 liter four cylinder engine. A six speed manual is standard with a six speed automatic transmission being offered as an option. The S model uses the same drivetrain but adds a turbocharger to the engine, bringing power up the 172 HP. A John Cooper Works edition does even better bringing the Turbo four's power up to 208 HP.

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2010 Cooper S Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbo compressor
Engine: 1.6L in-line 4 double overhead cam with VVT ( 10.5 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 26 (mpg); highway= 34 (mpg); combined= 29 (mpg); vehicle range: 383 miles
Gasoline direct injection fuel system
13.2 gallon fuel tank
Power: 172 HP ( 128 kW) @ 5,500 rpm; 177 ft lb of torque ( 240 Nm) @ 1,600 rpm

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'10 MINI S Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Outlet(s)
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Steering Wheel Tilt
Trip Computer
Cup Holders
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Engine Immobilizer
Front Fog Lights
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc Player
Sport Suspension
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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