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Cooper is reborn with of everything. Well, almost…


The problem with a car that’s hugely successful is how do you it? The answer is you don’t. Instead you a policy where everything but everything stays the same. has been doing it for 40 years. A bit power here, a tweak to the there, but all without really the 911.

And there was clearly the aim with new new Mini. Or new Mini II. Or whatever you want to call it.

to owner surveys, styling and have been the main for people buying the Mini the last five years, so not surprising that BMW has played it than Durex with the It does, in fact, appear a bigger, like someone’s it a couple of pulses with a pump, but impressively the overall has increased by just 15kg.

Pull the chunky door and you’re presented with an that, whilst still also appears to be a slightly caricature of its former self. The in the centre of the dashboard now rivals the wheel for diameter and prominence, but a base to the windows makes you more ensconced and lower There’s also now mood (choose from blue pink to orange) so you can feel you’re permanently stuck in a disco.

You can also, of course, choose literally hundreds of different and exterior options to personalise Mini. However, one box I would unticked is the one for the sunroof, which a gale of wind- noise its leading edge at motorway

The engine in the Cooper is now a proper BMW and Peugeot) unit, complete Valvetronic, and is made at the BMW engine at Hams Hall near It feels peppier and much than the old Chrysler unit, but as has been increased by just and torque by an equally marginal 8lb ft, the to sixty-two is achieved in a near time of 9.1sec. Fuel has been improved by around 19 per over the old unit, though, it up to 48.7mpg on the combined cycle.

Also new is a six-speed ’box. It has that lovely slick, action to it and remains one of the best on the although the extra ratio a little unnecessary.

Amazingly, wheels are still the standard, but our car came equipped with 17s and run-flats. The ride is a world than the old car would have on such large rims, but still seem to clatter in the arches more than is

The biggest change to the driving is the steering. BMW has employed a fully system and, unfortunately, it done the Mini any favours. It whine like the old electro-hydraulic but that’s about the only Turn-in is still encouragingly and, if you stick to driving at a rather than enthusiastic all feels quite wheel-at-each-corner

However, the new Cooper doesn’t you to really attack a road the old one did. The steering feels and feelsome when it’s up through a fast, smooth but throw in more angle or bumps and it goes disconnectedly just when you’d it didn’t.

The trouble with creating a like the Mini is that it a very obvious benchmark for any making it all too easy to nitpick and The Mini remains a unique and item for its price-point and it will sell for its style alone. But in evo it has lost a little something of the handling sparkle. Still, sure the 911 has had the odd blip over the


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