2014 MINI Cooper Will Have Adjustable Dampers

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The new MINI will certainly be something you'll really want to drive. Apart from the new engines the British already announced, 2014 will bring yet another premiere for the small hatch: adjustable dampers.
When you're thinking MINI, you're not only thinking smooth, powerful engines but also that one of a kind go-kart feeling you get, every time you drive such a car. In order to further emphasize that feeling the UKL platform used on the Mk3 model will benefit from adjustable dampers.

Some people complained that the Cooper S or JCW suspension was a bit too hard on a daily basis, when you just wanted to cruise along. Now, MINI addresses those issues with electrically adjustable dampers that will allow you to go from a sporty feel to comfort at the flick of a switch.

Two characteristic curves are available for adjusting the damper, therefore altering the traction and compression level in the shock absorber, depending on your mood. This means that handling a MINI will never be the same again, Cooper S and JCW models now offering comfort when you need it, on top of precise handling.
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