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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

Turbo 1.6L I4
208 HP / 192 LB-FT
6-Speed Manual
$38,350 as tested
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