NEW FOR 2013:

– No changes.

A year after its launch, the Mini that wears its hat backwards — the Coupe — doesn’t see much in the way of changes for 2013.

The Mini Coupe comes in three models: Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe, and John Cooper Works Coupe. The Cooper uses a 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine; the Cooper S uses a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine; and the John Cooper Works uses a higher-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-litre engine. All three come with a six-speed manual transmission; the Cooper and Cooper S can be optioned with a six-speed automatic.

Features on the Cooper include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic climate control, power mirrors, active roof spoiler, chrome-plated tailgate handle, chrome grille, front and rear fog lights, automatic bi-xenon headlamps, cloth seats, multifunction leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, auto up/down windows, keyless entry, pushbutton start, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary input, and trip computer.

The Cooper S adds hood scoop, body-colour tailgate handle, sport button, double centrally-mounted exhaust tips and sport seats.

The John Cooper Works adds 17-inch alloy wheels, dynamic traction control, aerodynamic kit, and piano black interior accents.

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