NEW FOR 2011:

– Power increase for Cooper and Cooper S
– Standard no-charge maintenance program
– Improved Cooper S manual transmission
– Reduced fuel consumption at cold starts
– New anti-torque-steer programming
– New bumper covers, taillight assemblies and larger front fog lights
– Black headlight reflectors optional on all Cooper S models
– Tinted sunroof glass to reduce solar intrusion
– New available Tech Package
– John Cooper Works models add sports leather steering wheel with red seams, handbrake and shift lever with red seams, new JCW upholstery, exclusive Chili Red roof and mirror caps, and available Black Bonnet stripes with Chili Red pinstripe, 17-inch black “Star Bullet” wheels and 17-inch Cross-Spoke Challenge wheels
– Exterior colour: Orange added on Mini hatchback and Clubman models

For 2011, the Mini Cooper and Cooper S models undergo numerous changes. All receive engineering refinements to their engines, including reduced frictional loss, improved heat management and on-demand oil pump, producing an additional three horsepower in Cooper models and nine horsepower in Cooper S models but with fuel economy improvements. The Cooper S models are improved with an optimized dual-mass flywheel and self-adjusting clutch with carbon-coated linings to reduce service cost and improve gear synchronization.

Styling changes include a higher hood and lower grille on the Cooper, functional brake-cooling intakes in the front apron on the Cooper S, wider chrome-trimmed dual fog lights with integrated backup lights on the Cooper S, and new LED taillights on all models. John Cooper Works models add a new steering wheel, upholstery, and exclusive red roof and mirror caps.

All models undergo “thermal encapsulation,” with extra insulation to shorten the warm-up period for reduced fuel consumption, and an anti-torque-steer program improves stability on acceleration. All models are also covered by a no-charge scheduled maintenance program for three years or 50,000 kilometres.

A new Tech Package, available on all models except for the Cooper Classic, adds a 6.5-inch high-resolution screen with integrated visual display, voice recognition, joystick controller, and iPhone integration including audio streaming via Bluetooth, Web Radio and Twitter message display.

A new Countryman model is also added for 2011, and is covered in a separate entry.

The Mini is available as a coupe, in Cooper Classic, Cooper and Cooper S trim lines; as the Clubman, with three passenger doors and twin rear cargo doors, in Cooper and Cooper S trim lines; and as the convertible, in Cooper and Cooper S trim. All variants are also available as high-performance John Cooper Works (JCW) editions.

All use a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine that’s turbocharged in the S and JCW models, with six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission.

Features on the Cooper Classic coupe include 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, heated mirrors, heated washer nozzles, hill assist, rear washer/wiper, tire pressure warning system, keyless entry, chrome grille, rear roof spoiler, illuminated and cooled glove box, eight-way manually-adjustable “leatherette” seats, tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel, cruise control, 50/50 split-folding rear seat, power windows, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, pre-wiring for Sirius satellite radio, and trip computer.

The Cooper coupe adds 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, front and rear fog lights, and on-board computer.

The Cooper S coupe adds larger brake discs, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, hood-mounted air inlet, black grille, chrome fuel filler door, twin exhaust tips, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, sport seats, and stainless steel foot rest.

Features on the Cooper convertible include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, heated mirrors, heated washer jets, hill assist, keyless entry, black soft top, front and rear fog lights, Always Open Timer, eight-way manually-adjustable “leatherette” seats, illuminated and cooled glove box, cargo cover, multifunction tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, pre-wiring for Sirius satellite radio, trip computer, and on-board computer.

The Cooper S convertible adds 17-inch alloy wheels, larger brake discs, rear Park Distance Control, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, hood-mounted air inlet, black grille, chrome fuel filler door, twin exhaust tips, white turn signal lenses, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, heated sport seats, and stainless steel foot rest.

Features on the Cooper Clubman include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, hill assist, heated mirrors, heated washer nozzles, rear washer/wiper, tire pressure warning system, keyless entry, front and rear fog lights, eight-way manually adjustable “leatherette” seats, multifunction tilt and telescopic leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, illuminated and cooled glove box, cargo cover, 50/50 split-folding rear seat, power windows, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, pre-wiring for Sirius satellite radio, trip computer, and on-board computer.

The Cooper S Clubman adds larger brake discs, bi-xenon headlamps with washers, hood-mounted air inlet, black grille, chrome fuel filler door, twin exhaust tips, white turn signal lenses, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, cruise control, sport seats, and stainless steel foot rest.

The JCW models are similar to the Cooper S, Cooper S Convertible and Cooper S Clubman, but add 17-inch alloy wheels, aerodynamic body kit, sport suspension, anthracite roof liner, manual air conditioning, JCW upholstery, sport steering wheel and Piano Black interior trim. An automatic transmission is not available.

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