Spy Video: New MINI Cooper S Likely Has 2-Liter Turbo [Video]
However, while it might not be an innovator in the looks department, it will be in terms of technology. We thing the 2.0-liter TwinPower they just announced will go into the Cooper S. This would make it the first B-segment hot hatch with a 2-liter turbo petrol engine… at least if you ignore the exotic stuff.
On paper, the 2-liter Cooper S isn't that impressive. Official figures claim 192 PS and 280 Nm of torque, 300 with overboost. Smaller 1.6-liter hot hatches are pushing 200 hp. However, they say this new MINI is lighter, so we think it will push 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.