Mini Coupe 1.6 Cooper 3dr Coupe (2012) available from Preston Motor Park Fiat and Volvo

This vehicle is currently in stock at Doves Vauxhall Southampton and can be purchased from Preston Motor Park Fiat and Volvo.

This Mini Cooper Coupe includes audio controls on steering wheel, cloth seat trim, cruise control, air conditioning, CD player, alarm, sport seats, lumbar support and parking sensors.






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Body Glass

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipe, Electric front windows + drivers one touch/anti-trap, Heated rear window with auto timer


ABS/EBD, ASC+T, CBC - (Cornering brake control), DSC - Dynamic Stability Control

Driver Aids

Rear park distance control, Speed sensitive power steering

Driver Convenience

Push button starter

Driver Information

Acoustic seat-belt warning, Brake fluid level warning light, Brake pad wear indicator warning light, Exterior temperature gauge, Oil level indicator, Service interval indicator, Sports button

Driving Mirrors

Electrically adjustable door mirrors, Heated door mirrors/heated windscreen washers


Auxiliary input socket, DAB digital radio module, Radio BOOST + single slot CD

Exterior Body Features

Adaptive rear spoiler, Body coloured bumpers, Chrome bezels around rear lights and headlights, Chrome bumper inserts, Chrome door handles, Chrome exhaust tailpipe, Chrome plated radiator grille, Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of window, Chrome tailgate handle, Metal look door sill finishers, Side air inlets

Exterior Lights

Follow me home headlights


Active carbon filter, Air recirculation system

Interior Features

4 boot load lashing points, Anthracite headlining, Centre console storage, Cup holders, Interior world - Carbon black, Internal chrome door handles, Reach + rake adjustable steering column, Sensatec gearshift and handbrake, Through load facility

Interior Lights

Front interior light, Luggage compartment lighting


3 point seatbelts, Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doors, Driver and passenger airbags, Driver/front passenger side airbags, Fuel cut off safety device, Head airbags, Passenger airbag deactivation system, Seatbelt pretensioners, Tyre pressure warning


Driver's seat height adjuster, Front head restraints, Front passenger seat height adjust


Anti-theft wheel bolts, Drive away door locking, Electronic immobiliser, Locking wheel bolts, Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgate, Remote control alarm, Second remote key

Vanity Mirrors

Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors


Badge Engine CC: 1.6
Badge Power: 122
Based On ID: N
Coin Description: N
Coin Series: Cooper
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 18E
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: N
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
NCAP Safety Assist %: N
Service Interval Frequency - Months: 36
Service Interval Mileage: 30000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
Vehicle Homologation Class: M1

Emissions - ICE

CO: 0.281
CO2 (g/km): 127
HC: 0.04
Noise Level dB(A): 74
NOx: 0.025
Particles: N
Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

Camshaft: DOHC
Catalytic Convertor: True
CC: 1598
Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
Cylinders: 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm): 77
Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 85.8
Engine Code: N16B16M0
Gears: 6 SPEED
Number of Valves: 16
Transmission: MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg): 52.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
EC Urban (mpg): 40.9


0 to 62 mph (secs): 9
Engine Power - BHP: 122
Engine Power - KW: 90
Engine Power - PS: True
Engine Power - RPM: 6000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 118
Engine Torque - MKG: 16
Engine Torque - NM: 160
Engine Torque - RPM: 4250
Top Speed: 127


Alloys?: True
Tyre Size Front: 175/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear: 175/65 R15
Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style: 7 HOLE
Wheel Type: 15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height: 1378
Height (including roof rails): N
Length: 3728
Wheelbase: 2467
Width: 1683
Width (including mirrors): 1892

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40
Gross Vehicle Weight: 1380
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): N
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 280
Max. Loading Weight: 290
Max. Roof Load: N
Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
Minimum Kerbweight: 1090
No. of Seats: 2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.7

FLYING THE COOP (new2) 28/02/2014

The latest MINI Cooper reprises an old theme but adds polish. Can it still play the entertainer? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

For an object lesson in how to improve a model, look no further than this latest MINI Cooper. Fresh technology, smarter connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox; what more could you ask for? Lower pricing? It's good to know that MINI isn't utterly infallible.


Following a vehicle as successful and as adored as the original Mini Cooper was always going to be a tough task but judged in terms of sales, BMW's rebooted 21st century MINI Cooper has to be judged a success. We've rapidly evolved to this third generation design, originally introduced in 2014 and here usefully improved in facelifted guise. While it's gradually become smarter and slicker, the Cooper can't afford to lose any of its likeability. As a warmish sports hatch, this one ought to be able to shift stock purely on the way it drives, but let's get real. This car's as much about design as dynamics. The key themes in developing this current Cooper have been to retain the look while improving quality, refinement and efficiency. Some smart technology has crept in which is sure to be popular. Although it looks much the same, be under no illusions: this latest model is a massively improved vehicle.

Driving Experience

The petrol Cooper variant we're looking at here continues to use a three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo engine. MINI says that minor changes have been made in recent times to this unit's TwinPower Turbo Technology, improving engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling set-up and the exhaust system. Perhaps most significant though is the news that the brand has at last got around to fitting in a proper dual-clutch auto gearbox for those wanting a self-shifter, this now a 7-speed unit. Otherwise, it's as you were, all based on a chassis that's BMW's clever UKL1 platform, which also underpins a number of front-wheel drive BMW models. The Cooper's 1.5-litre engine puts out 136hp and develops peak pulling power from just 1,250rpm, helped by a tiny turbocharger. It even sounds good and BMW's engineers have worked at giving this version the sort of mid-level throttle response that you'd expect of a normally-aspirated engine. The sprint from zero to 62mph takes 8.0 seconds in either manual or auto guises. The manual has a neat trick up its sleeve though, namely automatic rev matching for smoother downshifting. The multilink rear suspension achieves decent bump absorption and supple body control, thanks to a layout that helps ride compliance without sacrificing roll stiffness. That's a win-win for the keen driver.

Design and Build

The MINI Cooper Hatch rides on some quite dinky little 15-inch forged alloy wheels, which have low weight and excellent aerodynamics. If you think that is entirely too much tyre sidewall to be going on with, you can specify rims of up to 18 inches in diameter as options, but do bear in mind that the car's ride will suffer as a result. The styling of this revised model doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal the addition of standard-fit LED front and rear lights, plus there's now extra scope for all-important personalisation. Get out the tape measure and you'll find that this MK3 design is actually larger than you might think, thanks to a wheelbase exension of 28mm over its post-2014-era predecessor. These proportions give it quite a squat, purposeful look, helped by the tapered glasshouse. It's a touch larger than you might expect inside too - or at last it is provided you haven't been consigned to a rather cramped seat in the back: if that's an issue, you ought to be considering the alternative five-door version of this model - or perhaps the MINI Countryman SUV. Still, access to the rear isn't too bad and the rear bench seat splits 60:40. Boot volume is a supermini-like 211-litres. There's also decent interior stowage space, with cupholders and storage cubbies. Various fresh trimming options are available and a 6.5-inch colour infotainment screen and a multi-function steering wheel are both now fitted as standard.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels on offer here - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive'. You'll pay from just under £17,000 for the MINI Cooper 3-door hatch in 'Classic' form, with about £1,500 more necessary if you want automatic transmission. That doesn't seem too much of an exorbitant sum for such a quick and capable car. Equipment levels across the range feature items such as ambient lighting, auto headlamps and wipers, ISOFIX child seat fixings front and rear and Bluetooth. The MINI hatch buying proposition has always been about tailoring the car to your personal tastes, so you might well indulge in extras like body stripes, a John Cooper Works spoiler and contrasting mirrors. You can also choose from technology such as a head-up display, a MINI Navigation System, MINI Connect telematics and traffic sign recognition. The MINI Touch Controller allows you to write individual letters that the system then recognises when you're trying to input a sat nav destination for instance. You can also upgrade the standard 6.5-inch central infotainment display to a rather more special 8.8-inch colour screen. Other options include two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, a panoramic glass roof, a visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensors, automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. You can also spend your money on Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, and an automatic anti-dazzle function for the interior and exterior mirrors. As you can see, the base retail price is just an opening gambit.

Cost of Ownership

The latest MINI Cooper 3-Door Hatch registers a respectable fuel economy - expect between 51.4mpg and 55.4mpg, depending on wheel size and transmission choice. Emissions are rated at 122g/km for manual models or 117g/km for the Steptronic automatic - a decent showing for a car offering this kind of performance. An innovation lies with the MINI Driving Modes, another optional extra. Using a rotary switch at the base of the gearstick or selector lever, drivers can swap from the default MID mode to either SPORT or GREEN. The three choices offer a set-up which is either performance-oriented, comfort-biased or geared towards fuel efficiency. The latter includes a coasting mode when the driver removes their foot from the accelerator pedal. MINI Driving Modes also influence the ambient lighting, shift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the Variable Damper Control - if that extra cost option is selected.


So this improved Cooper 3-door hatch is smarter and slicker, with more of the juvenile design elements removed as the car matures. So has it lost some of its cheekiness and charisma? Maybe. The MINI is no longer a car that seems to occupy its own niche. It's been too profitable for that and many others have muscled in as a result. This Cooper model more than makes up the difference with an engine that's tuneful and revvy. Couple that with decent efficiency and a sharp chassis and it's hard to argue that this latest Cooper hasn't improved by a useful degree. Its rivals have played a high stakes game but MINI has just laid down some more aces.

AFFORDABLE EXTREMES (used) 13/05/2016

By Jonathan Crouch


Elegant? Maybe. Focused? Certainly. Individual? Absolutely. This Coupe model proved to be a dramatic twist on the MINI theme at its launch in 2011. Racecar looks are matched with race-ready handling, plus realistic running costs and surprising practicality. It's everything you wouldn't expect and it's shook up the affordable coupe sector in a way that few other cars could have done. Is it a good used buy though?


3dr coupe (1.6 petrol/2.0 diesel [Cooper / Cooper S/ JCW/ Cooper SD])


We've had over half a century of Mini motoring. But never anything quite like this. The MINI Coupe was launched in 2011 as essentially the first standard model two-seat MINI. This variant was the first to feature a notchback shape with a recognisable boot. And it was the first to stop hassling small sportscars and become one itself. It was this final step that of course was the largest and most significant. Just as the launch of the original 5-door Countryman sent this ambitious brand into a whole new Crossover family market, so this Coupe moved the marque away from hot hatches and into contention with some of the most talked-about two-doors in the industry, cars like Peugeot's RCZ and Volkswagen's Scirocco. Maybe even the Audi TT. Cars that make a sporting statement without needing a lottery win. Cars we all thought were stop-in-the-street sensational - until we saw this one. It's not a look everyone will like. But it's one everyone will notice. And isn't that part of the point of the purchase of a car of this kind? The Coupe bodystyle spawned a Roadster open-topped version in 2012. And lasted until shortly after the third generation modern era MINI Hatch was launched in 2014.

What You Get

Love it or hate it? You'll be in one camp or the other when it comes to the styling of this MINI Coupe. Pen-man Anders Warming said he was inspired by the efforts of the British tuning firms who tried to create a coupe version of the original Mini back in the Sixties and came up with curious oddball designs like the Mini Marcos and the Broadspeed GT. Either that or he designed this car on speed. It is, after all, to say the least, a little unconventional, sitting 23mm lower than an ordinary MINI, the dramatically raked-back windscreen leaning into a so-called 'helmet' roof design that looks either like a backwards baseball cap or like someone's sat on the rear end, depending upon the charitability of your perspective. To us, with its racy stripes and contrasting roof colour, it looks like one of those detachable hardtops that customers of some convertible cars buy to clip on and get themselves through the winter and in a way, though the structure is permanent, that's kind of what it is. You can also, you see, buy this design in 'Roadster' open-topped form, a shape that sits a lot easier on the eye but lacks the aesthetic extremity that makes this Coupe rather endearing. The active rear spoiler that rises out of what looks like a bootlid is an example of that. And talking of bootlids, this was the first booted notchback shape the brand had ever brought us, assuming you discount original Sixties spin-off saloons like the Riley Elf and the Wolseley Hornet. Both of those cars looked practical but weren't. In contrast to this one that looks ridiculously cramped but isn't. It hasn't actually got a boot in the conventional sense - the three-box shape actually disguises a lengthy and rather heavy rear hatch - but that's all to the good when it comes to practicality. Lift it up and, like us, you may be astonished to find that contrary to appearances, this has a very large luggage bay indeed, at 280-litres big enough for a couple of golf bags and the biggest of any MINI bar the Countryman, a car that sits on a much bigger, very un-MINI-like platform. In other words, nearly double the space you'd get in an ordinary MINI hatch and 20-litres more even than is offered by the Clubman estate version, though it's true that the space is shallow and the floor uneven. The reason for this becomes clear when you take a seat in the cabin - namely that the tiny back seats of the MINI Hatch have been completely ditched. Which is just as well, for with a roof height dropped by 5cm over the ordinary model, rear occupants would have needed to be dwarf-like. So instead of a couple of useless pews, you get a storage shelf, plus a hatch through to the boot through which you can poke skis or long items up to 1.7m in length. Or indeed reach back into the boot to retrieve small items. Behind the grippy three-spoke wheel, it's a mixture of old and new. The familiar huge central speedometer in the middle of the smartly-trimmed dash (which you tend to ignore in favour of the digital speed readout in the middle of the circular rev counter that sprouts from the steering column directly in front of you). Plus the usual chromed toggle switches. Less familiar is the cocooning feel created by the raked-back windscreen and lowered roofline, recessed above each of the seats to accommodate taller folk. What To Look For

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Generally, build quality on the MINI Coupe is pretty strong - certainly much better than you'd have found on anything based on a first generation MINI model. However, secondhand examples do tend to sometimes suffer from teething rattles, especially in areas like the rear parcelshelf. We've had reports of the boot unlock button not working on the keyfob too. One owners we came across reported a faulty active spoiler - so make sure that works. And a number of Coupe buyers have found that the ride is rather over-rough: apparently, a cure for that is to fit a set of Continental Contisport3 205/45 R17 tyres.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2012 MINI Coupe Cooper 1.6 122bhp excl. VAT) Brake pads are between £15-£30 for cheap brands and between £40 and £50 if you want an expensive make. Brake discs start in the £45 to £65 bracket, but you can pay much more for pricier brands. Brake callipers sell in the £111 to £135 bracket, but you can pay as much as £200 for a pricier-branded item. A drive belt is around £12. Air filters sit in the £10-£15 bracket but you can pay up to £30 for pricier brands. Oil filters cost between £4 and £8 depending on brand. A water pump is around £45-£50. A cylinder head gasket is around £90, but you can pay up to £225 or so for pricier brands. An oil sump gasket is about £32, while spark plugs are about 15. A timing chain would cost around £40, though you could pay in the £140 to £190 bracket for a pricier brand. A radiator would set you back about £115, but a pricier branded item would be as much as £170.

On the Road

You can't help approaching a drive in this MINI Coupe with a sense of anticipation. At rest, doors open, it looks like a World Championship Rally Car at a staging service. Poised, ready to go on tarmac, it's like something from the grid at the Le Mans 24hrs.What on earth will it be like inside you wonder? Like a MINI of course, is the answer, but not quite as you might know it. The dashboard is the same as any ordinary MK2 model. So is much of the switchgear. What's different is the steeper rake of the windscreen, just enough to create a more focused feel to the cabin. If you're at the wheel of one of the pokier versions like the fiendishly fast John Cooper Works model, your heart beats a little faster as you grasp the beautiful alcantara-trimmed steering wheel and fumble for the lozenge-shaped key you slot into the dash prior to punching the starter button and firing the turbo engine into life. It's almost a disappointment that it doesn't flare up like a two-stroke kart, but aural fireworks at idle are less important than passion under power. The engineware for the Coupe is exactly the same as that provided for spicier versions of the ordinary MK2 MINI Hatch. All derivatives have 'Cooper' badges in homage to John Cooper, legendary F1 designer, which means that petrol power is provided by the usual BMW-developed, British built 1.6 in normally aspirated 122bhp form and turbocharged 184 and 211bhp trim. The most potent of the three units is the one fitted to the John Cooper Works model that fires this car to sixty from rest in just 6.4s on the way to 149mph to the accompaniment of a wailing soundtrack and a crackling over-run. Even the much more affordable Cooper S version manages 6.9s and 143mph, while the entry-level Cooper model delivers 9s and 127mph. As every performance person knows though, torque - pulling power - has far more to do with real world speed than 0-60 stats and for this, the Coupe king of the range is the 2.0-litre 143bhp SD diesel version which has 305Nm of it, enough to steam to sixty in 7.9s on the way to 134mph. So those are the stats. Good enough to make this John Cooper Works model the fastest volume-produced MINI ever made, but only by virtue of a fractional aerodynamically-induced gain over the identically-powered Hatch version. We're getting a bit tired of all the MINI advertising with its continual 'adventure' nonsense and constant references to 'go kart' handling. Here though, is a derivative that really does deliver a go-kart-like experience. You sit low down, squarely in the centre of the chassis, the lightweight alloy wheels shod with ContiSport rubber pushed right to the corners of a bodyshell that's had every excess pared right away for light, lithe response. You've bespoke-designed suspension that involves you right from the start, even if it is tuned for smooth roads and racetracks rather than lumpy British lanes, one reason why we wouldn't make it firmer still by opting for a version fitted with the optional stiffer sports suspension or worse, the rock-hard John Cooper Works damping set-up. We're less convinced by the rather artificial feel of the electric power steering to be honest, even when you firm it up by pressing the little black 'Sport' button down by the gearstick. This mode is also supposed to produce a rortier engine note (which is difficult to detect) and sharper throttle response (which isn't really necessary). A more carefully engineered 'sport' option is found in an extra-cost package that original owners could specify (standard on the John Cooper Works model) that added DTC Dynamic Traction Control and EDLC Electronic Differential Lock Control, both there to complement the standard DSC Dynamic Stability Control. It's all there to reduce wheelspin from rest and through tight corners and it's a tractional treat when conditions are a bit greasy. For MINI magic through faster bends, engineers in search of an extra 40kgs of downforce came up with the marque's first lifting spoiler, which police in 40mph zones will note automatically rises at 50mph, then sinking back into the bodywork when your speed falls back to 37mph. It's slick, just like the carefully considered ratios of the 6-speed manual gearbox designed for mid-range punch rather than highway cruising that'll be rather noisier than some buyers might want. Still, this is a sportscar so you might forgive it that. Exactly as those rakish looks promise.


It's ironic that in two unexpected areas - practicality and running costs - this MINI Coupe is so damnably sensible because overall, this is the kind of car in which sense and sensibility should matter very little in the purchase decision. Leave the supercars to lottery winners: this is the kind of way that enthusiast buyers in the real world can reward themselves and buy something selfish, fun and very, very fashionable. We're aware that not everyone will see it like that. Some will stare down the unconventional looks of this car in abject horror - but then, maybe that's why we like it. A personal purchase should be just that: personal. Individual. Bespoke. And able, when used as intended, to plant a very wide grin across your face. This MINI can do exactly this. And in that respect, it's everything the brand should be.