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2012 Mini John Cooper Works Coupe

Struggling To Find A Reason For Being The six basic building blocks of life are sulfur, phosphorus, oxygen, nitrogen, carbon and hydrogen. Arrange those in any number of ways and you can get either a single-celled paramecium or Angelina Jolie. The Mini brand works much the same way. Take the same group of engines, interior bits and exterior design elements, combine them in various ways and you get everything from a three-door hatchback to a five-door crossover. It all started with the three-door hatchback, but Mini kept reconfiguring its basic elements to create a full range of... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 1.6L I4
Power:
208 HP / 192 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$38,350 as tested
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    Mini Cooper Coupe
    First Drive: 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe JCW
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    Fun, Form And Function... In That Order Human beings can be a fickle bunch, especially Americans. Case in point: The five-door hatchback is unarguably one of the best arrangements for an automobile, providing ample room for adult-size occupants and their random detritus without being so large as to significantly impact fuel efficiency or make it ...

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