PICS: Here comes the NEW Mini Coupe

MINI Coupé: world premiere for a more focused go-kart feeling.
Two years ago a concept car previewing a two-seater Coupé from the
MINI brand turned heads aplenty at the Frankfurt Motor Show. And now
that vision of even more sharply focused driving fun has become a
reality on the road. The 2011 Frankfurt Show provides the stage for
the world premiere of the
MINI Coupé. The two-seater will be offered from launch with a choice
of four engine variants with outputs ranging from the 90 kW/122 hp of
MINI Cooper Coupé and the MINI Cooper SD Coupé?s 105 kW/143 hp to the
135 kW/184 hp developed by the MINI Cooper S Coupé and the 155 kW/211
hp of the sporting flagship, the MINI John Cooper Works Coupé. In
league with these powerful engines, the Coupé?s bespoke suspension
set-up, harmonious weight distribution, extremely rigid body and
special aerodynamic tweaks ? including an extending rear spoiler ?
help to bring the car?s go-kart feeling even further to the fore.
The MINI Coupé is the brand?s first model to adopt a classical
three-box structure with a strikingly stepped rear end. The car?s
roof has a standard contrasting paint finish, accentuating its
distinctive design, while the 280-litre luggage compartment behind
the high-opening tailgate reveals impressive functionality. Other
particularly noteworthy features of the interior include oval
recesses in the roof liner, which are specific to the MINI Coupé and
emphasise the car?s two-seat design, and the wide through-loading
facility linking the cabin and luggage compartment.

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