With its cheeky style, extensive options, and a sporty driving experience, the new 2017 Mini Cooper S breathes life into the subcompact class. Some of its highlights include a premium interior, a highly customizable cabin, a sharp handling, and an exceptional blend of quickness and efficiency. The Mini Cooper S release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.
Vehicles in the subcompact class often offer impressive fuel economy ratings, are easy to drive, and do little damage to the pocketbook. However, fun, is often the only aspect that misses in action. This story is nonetheless rewritten by the Mini Cooper Hardtop. It additionally offers a premium character, an energizing diving experience and lots of value than most of its rivals.
Under the hood of the Cooper are three engines offered, and unlike in the past where the bae engine as pretty weak-kneed, the new engines are surprisingly frugal, peppy and make for a fine choice for anyone looking for a hot-blooded experience. Both the Mini Cooper John Cooper Works and the S models, in particular, offer significant punch.
Naturally, the Mini Cooper, in addition to its nimble and handling hallmarks, offer lots of reasons why shoppers should consider buying it. But even so, the vehicle comes a bit short in terms of comfort especially when larger tires and wheels are installed. Another unappealing aspect is its sticker price, which becomes even worse when you install additional options.
The segment, hopefully, offers other subcompact cars that still have some bit of pizazz left. One of such vehicles is the Ford Fiesta. Others include the Scion FR-S, Ford Focus ST, and the Volkswagen Golf/GTI.
2017 Mini Cooper S Interior Changes & Exterior Review
For starters, the new 2017 Mini Cooper S is available as a 2- or 4-door hatchback. The 2017 Mini Cooper S Convertible model’s details are still not clear yet, but should be during the Cooper S release date. Both the Mini Cooper base and JCW models are handled in a spate review, as are the Cooper Clubman and the Countryman.
Standard accessories and features offered for both the two- and four-door Cooper models include cruise control, an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, heated mirrors, fifteen-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an electronic limited-slip differential, color-adjustable driving modes, a four-speaker audio system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, heated mirrors, a USB port, HD and satellite radio, cruise control, a cooled glovebox, and adjustable driving modes.
Additional features include a sport-tuned suspension system, LED foglights, dual center-mounted exhaust tips, a hood scoop, a more powerful scoop, special upholstered seats, an aerodynamic body kit, LED headlights, a six-speaker sound system, a sport steering wheel, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, Brembo front brakes, a rear spoiler, adjustable suspension dampers, keyless entry and ignition, a navigation system, a rearview camera, automated parking system, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, an 8.8” central display screen, front and rear parking sensors, a dual-pane sunroof, leather upholstery, smartphone app integration, auto-dimming rearview mirror, custom detailed interior trim pieces, contrasting hardtop, and hood stripes.
2017 Mini Cooper S Engine Specs & Fuel Economy
Under the hood of the 2017 Mini Cooper are a number of engine options offered with an automatic stop-start system, automatic rev-matching, and hill start assist regardless of the engine specified.
The base engine of the 2017 Mini Cooper lies a 1.5L turbocharged three-cylinder engine rated at 134 hp and 162 lbs. ft. of torque. according to Mini Cooper, the two-door manual-equipped model checks in at 28/39/32 mpg in the city/highway/combined and 29/39/33 mpg with the manual four-door.
Opting for the vehicle under this review gets you a four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine good for 189 horsepower and 207 pounds-ft. of torque. 2017 Mini Cooper S 0-60 is rated at 6.3 seconds.
With the manual, EPA says you should expect fuel economy ratings of 23/33/27 mpg with the manual, and 26/33/29 mpg with the automatic transmission system.
2017 Mini Cooper S Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will most probably go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017. As for the 2017 Mini Cooper S price, the same sources say it begins from $24,100.