2013 Mini Coupe Owners Manual – For far better or more serious, as a 2-seat sports coupe with front-tire travel, there’s hardly anything else like it on the road. The Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins have rear-wheel drive, and the only other wearing 2-seater in this price range is the rear-tire-drive Mazda MX-5 Miata convertible. Well, that and the 2013 Mini Cooper Roadster, which is essentially this car with a convertible top.
Of course, the Coupe makes tiny perceptions as a daily motorist, especially considering the fact that the Cooper Hardtop offers an equivalent driving experience in a significantly more helpful package. But who states car buying must be about usefulness? The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe can make a visual declaration. And when that’s how you like to roll, the Coupe is exciting, hip and relatively affordable.
The 2013 Mini Cooper Coupe is a 2-door coupe with a hatchback-type trunk (hinged above the rear windowpane, not listed below it). It appears in three trim levels: base, S and John Cooper Functions.
Standard features on the base Cooper Coupe ($21,450) include 15-” alloy wheels, height-adjustable entrance seats, leatherette furniture, strength accessories, a leather-based-twisted tilting, and telescoping multiple-functionality controls, keyless drive-option ignition, a Sport option that boosts directing and throttle response and a 6-loudspeaker audio system with an auxiliary enter and HD and satellite radio. The principal update above the Cooper Hardtop is the Coupe’s regular retractable rear spoiler.
The Cooper S Coupe ($24,750) brings 16-in alloys, a turbocharged engine, a hood scoop, a black fine mesh grille, fog lighting fixtures, double center outlet exhaust ideas, sport front side seats, and alloy pedals.
The John Cooper Works Coupe ($31,350), also called the JCW Coupe, gets a number of performance-focused upgrades, including a more robust turbocharged engine, 17-in alloy tires, Brembo braking systems, a digital minimal-fall differential system (optional on the other Coupe models), a unique sport-tuned suspension and other interior and exterior styling flourishes.