2025 Mini Cooper Turbo-Four Boasts 201 HP: A Dynamic Upgrade

Sporty Hatch Now Available with Varied Engine Options

Last year, Mini unveiled their latest addition to their lineup – the Cooper 3-Door Hardtop. However, the only models that were initially showcased were the electric E and SE versions. It is only now that this popular hatchback model is receiving internal combustion engines. Instead of offering diesel options, the BMW Group’s smallest car will come equipped with two gasoline powertrain options.

The entry-level trim, known as Cooper C, boasts a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine capable of producing 154 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of torque (230 Newton-meters). This translates to a swift 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of 7.7 seconds. Opting for the Cooper S upgrade will grant you access to a more robust turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine generating 201 hp and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque, resulting in an impressive sprint time of 6.6 seconds.For those craving even more power, the eagerly awaited JCW model is on the horizon. However, Mini has also introduced the option of a new JCW exterior package, which offers all the aesthetic upgrades without any performance enhancements.

Depending on your chosen Mini model, you have the option of selecting from a variety of 16- to 18-inch wheels, as well as four different roof colors. The Favoured model also offers a three-color gradient roof finish, but only if you select the Multitone Roof option. On the inside, you’ll find the same 9.4-inch OLED infotainment system that is featured in the electric models. However, unlike some manufacturers who have eliminated physical controls, Mini has maintained them. A parking brake, gear selector, start/stop button, and volume knob are all conveniently located on a toggle bar below the circular display.

The new Cooper from Mini will offer ample space for your belongings, with a capacity of 7.4 cubic feet (210 liters) when the rear seats are upright and a whopping 28.2 cubic feet (800 liters) when they are folded down. In addition to the standard hatchback model, Mini has plans to release a convertible version as well as a more functional five-door option. These gasoline-powered models will be the final additions to Mini’s lineup before their parent company, BMW Group, completely shifts their focus to electric vehicles by the end of the decade.

The recently unveiled Cooper C and Cooper S will have a production base in Oxford, which sets it apart from the electric Cooper E and SE models. These two variants are currently being produced in China by Spotlight Automotive, a collaboration between Mini’s parent company BMW Group and Great Wall Motor. However, the manufacturing of the electric hatch in the UK is not expected until 2026, along with the release of the next Aceman compact crossover.

The corresponding five-door variant is expected to make its debut later this year.

Source: Mini

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