The Mini Cooper is a small economy car created by British vehicle manufacturer the British Motor Corporation (BMC) under Bayerische Motoren Werke or BMW. The space-efficient front wheel drive design of the Mini denotes that the majority of its floor area can be used for passengers and luggage. This car is said to be the correspondent of the German economy car, the Volkswagen Beetle. This brand was first launched in 1959 (England) and showcased a more boxy front-wheel-drive layout with a transverse-mounted engine that permitted it to have a roomy interior despite its small size.
“Only Mini Can Do” is one of the brand’s catchphrase which echo’s its distinctiveness in the automotive industry. The Mini brand has been made more well-known for the reason of the personalities and movies that have been linked with it. The Mini is well thought-out to be the second most influential car that fashioned the 20th century by the Global Automotive Elections Foundation, next only to the Ford Model T.
Technology, Performance And Design
The Mini Cooper has always been admired for its remarkable handling and performance despite its size. Its 6-speed automatic transmission comes equipped with a manual shifting mode that permits it to become accustomed to any driver’s preference, and its unique styling also assists it in standing out from the crowd. The sialent features are : Sports seats, Folding side mirrors, MINI Centre Instrument, Harman Kardon speakers, Heated front seats, Satellite radio. The European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) gave the Mini Cooper (2007 models and above) an on the whole four-star safety rating with a perfect score adult occupancy score, three-stars for child passenger friendliness and two-star for pedestrian safety.
BMW has prepared the Cooper with a striking array of safety features for example: Side impact bars, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, Rocker panel extensions, Cruise control, Limited slip differential, Electronic stability control,Leatherette bucket seats, Air conditioning, Rev counter, Keyless ignition, Retrograde toggles, Circular display.
The Mini Cooper has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear suspension supported on a uni-body design. Its identifiable front fascia is emphasized by its rounded headlamps and hexagon shaped chrome radiator grille. Additional exterior features comprise: LED lights, Chrome Ring Lights, Upright windshields, Stronger Bodyshell, Barn-style doors,15-inch alloy wheels.
The mini models are: Mini 3 door, Mini 5 door, Countryman, Convertible, Clubman, Paceman, John Cooper Works. The Cooper is up against other retro looking small cars like the Ford Fiesta, Toyota BB, Volkswagen Beetle, and Kia Soul.
Mini is best known for its superior handling, small turning radius, rarity on roads and highly-customizable features.