The new Mini Cooper S was
launched in India at an exclusive driving event held at Aamby Valley, Pune. The
all India ex-showroom price of the new Mini Cooper S is Rs 34,65,000. The new Mini
Cooper S has a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that delivers 280 Nm torque.
Developed from scratch for the new Mini, it injects the Mini Cooper S with 189hp.
The car needs 6.7 seconds to hit 100 kmph and its top speed is 233 kmph.
The new Mini Cooper S is
available in Pepper White and Volcano Orange as non-metallic paintwork and in nine
metallic paintworks. These are Moonwalk Grey, Blazing Red, Lapisluxury Blue,
British Racing Green, Iced Chocolate, Thunder Grey, Deep Blue, White Silver and
The Mini Cooper D 3-door and
the Mini Cooper D 5-door were launched in India in November 2014. The Mini 3-door
is now available in two variants: Mini Cooper S 3-door and Mini Cooper D
In 2012, the BMW Group
introduced Mini as a premium brand in India. At present, the Mini model range
in India includes the Mini Cooper S 3-door, Mini Cooper D 3-door, Mini Cooper D
5-door, Mini Convertible and Mini Countryman D. Mini has established four
exclusive outlets – Bird Automotive (Delhi), Infinity Cars (Mumbai), Navnit
Motors (Bangalore) and KUN Exclusive (Hyderabad).
The new Mini Cooper S has a
completely redesigned front grille which boasts of big air intakes and a black
honeycomb-patterned grid specific to the Cooper S. On the back, the air outlet
housing two fog lights is wrapped around the double exhaust tailpipes. Proud
red S badges on the front grille and back make a clear athletic statement for
the Cooper S. Lighting the way are newly designed headlights and rear lights
with full-LED headlights available as an option. For the side indicators, new
graphics and a new insert play a big role in giving the new Mini Cooper S it’s
more mature look.
The car comes with a revamped
dashboard. All driving related displays such as the speedometer and rev counter
are placed behind the steering wheel, directly in your field of vision. The
centre speedometer has been replaced by the all-new Mini Central Display which
shows car information and entertainment. Increased interior space and foldable
rear backrest with adjustable tilt angle make for further advancements in the
area of functionality.
The standard six-speed
automatic transmission provides improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and
increased shift dynamics. The automatic transmission is combined with the
automatic engine start/stop function to prevent unnecessary fuel consumption
caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic.
With the all-new Mini Driving
Modes you can change the car’s driving characteristics, interior lighting and
engine sound to match your mood. You can switch to Green mode to save on fuel
or dial it up to Sport mode to test the speed and agility. If you want the best
of both worlds, just leave it on Mid mode and the vehicle will be on its best
The standard safety equipment
in the new Mini comprise front and passenger airbags, 3-point seat belts,
Dynamic Stability Control, crash sensor, Anti-lock Braking System and Run-flat
A pulsating hub of
infotainment, it is also optionally available in the 6.5 inch display or the
whopping 8.8 inch widescreen version. When hooked up to your smartphone with
the relevant apps, Mini Connected provides an endless stream of digital
information and entertainment. Follow your friends on Facebook, tweet about
your travel destination or check in on Foursquare when you get there.
The new Mini Cooper S also
comes with a dazzling array of high-tech options. Choose from features like Mini
Navigation System Professional, Mini Connected XL, Wired package, Mini Head-up
Display, Harman Kardon hi-fi system and LED headlights with cornering function.
Philipp von Sahr, President,
BMW Group India said, “Mini never stops to surprise you. Just when you thought
we could not possibly make the new Mini any more exciting, we did exactly that.
Minis have always had a knack for speed and agility and the new Mini Cooper S
takes that passion even further. The powerful Mini TwinPower Turbo four
cylinder engine takes the classic Mini go-kart feeling to new heights as it
revels in the mind-blowing force of increased power and acceleration. The new Mini
Cooper S is furiously fun and ready to dominate the Indian streets like never
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