11. JULy 2011
A NEW RECIPE FOR DRIVING FUN: THE ALL NEW MINI COUPé.
Fifth MINI family member, and first two-seater, gearing up for Q4 Middle East launch.
UAE: MINI is expanding its product family with the launch of the new MINI Coupé, a model specifically geared to maximising driving fun. This October, MINI’s newest addition will give the small car segment further variety with the launch of the first two-seater in the brand’s diverse model range.
Driving enthusiasts across the Middle East can look forward to a level of agility unmatched in the small car segment. With a unique body and interior concept as well as the brand’s customary commitment to premium levels of quality, technology and go-kart driving experience.
The MINI Coupé sees the brand’s sporting DNA transferred into a cutting-edge vehicle concept with a new interpretation of the super-compact sports car class. As the sportiest model yet in the MINI line-up, the MINI Coupé sees the brand breathe new life into its successful racing history.
The brand’s innovative design comes into play through its flat silhouette and innovative “helmet roof” which gives the MINI Coupé a sporty and individual appeal. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler optimises airflow at higher speeds. Helped by its extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area, the MINI Coupé displays outstanding versatility in day-to-day driving and has a range of eight exterior paint finishes to choose from with the roof painted as standard in a contrasting colour. The MINI Coupé is the brand’s first model to adopt a three-box body structure with a strikingly stepped rear end. Its distinctive lines are expressed in the customary MINI design language and combine with unmistakable styling features.
Inside the car, the two-seater concept is emphasised by features such as oval recesses in the roof liner which emphasis the two-seat layout. With its extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility, the MINI Coupé displays outstanding versatility in day-to-day driving.
The ultimate in go-kart feeling
The MINI Coupé offers a level of chassis quality unrivaled in the small car segment giving the new MINI model the handling flair you would expect from the iconic brand. The precise Electric Power Steering, the standard-fitted DSC stability control system, powerful brakes and measures designed specifically to optimise torsional rigidity ensure the MINI Coupé driver can enjoy the ultimate in go-kart feeling.
The latest generation of four-cylinder petrol engines
The selection of engines, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties of the MINI Coupé are all focused on delivering optimum performance for MINI drivers. As a result, the new car radiates the brand’s hallmark go-kart feeling with a whole new depth of intensity and achieves the best performance statistics ever recorded by a volume-produced MINI.
The MINI Coupé can be ordered with the most powerful petrol engines with outputs ranging from the 122 hp of the MINI Cooper Coupé, to MINI Cooper S Coupé (184 hp) and all the way up to the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé, a thoroughbred athlete producing 211 hp.
The new MINI Coupé will be available for sale through BMW Group importers across the Middle East from October 2011.