Monday, November 25, 2013

New MINI Hardtop Coming in March 2014

The new MINI Hardtop has BMW-developed TwinPower Turbo Technology with the new MINI Cooper powered by a 134 horsepower 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine and the MINI Cooper S by a 189 horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine with a standard 6-speed manual transmission and a optional 6-speed automatic transmission.

The MINI Cooper Hardtop is 151.1 inches long, 68 inches wide and 55.7 inches high making it 4.5 inches longer, 1.7 inches wider and 0.3 inches higher than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been extended by 1.1 inches to 98.2 inches. The MINI Cooper S is 151.9 inches long.
New features include the MINI Head-Up-Display, Driving Assistant option with a camera-based cruise control and distance control function, which automatically maintains a distance from the vehicle ahead, and the collision and pedestrian warning system with initial brake function. Also available are a rear view camera and parking assistant that automatically detects suitable parking spaces at the roadside. As the car then maneuvers into the chosen space, the parking assistant takes care of all the necessary steering movements on behalf of the driver. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator, brake pedal and gear selection in order to move safely and conveniently into the parking space.