The 2010 MINI Cooper Hardtop is a compact, four-passenger sports coupe that offers driving thrills while returning great gas mileage. The base trim is powered by a 1.6L four-cylinder engine that produces 118 hp and 114 lb-ft of torque. The S trim employs a turbocharged version of the 1.6L which generates 172 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, and the performance John Cooper Works trim produces 208 hp and up to 207 lb-ft of torque from this same engine. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic with manual shift control is optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the base trim is 28 mpg city/37 mpg hwy, while the S and Works get 26 mpg city/34 mpg hwy.Read more Read less
Two new packages are available for 2010. Intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MINI name, the Mayfair and Camden packages feature unique alloy wheels, special paint and popular options. They are both available on both the Cooper and Cooper S models.
Retro styling with classic good looks; fuel economy; agile handling; sporty performance
Often described as a unique combination British style and German engineering, the MINI has re-branded itself based on its go-kart like handling and strong fuel economy wrapped in a stylish exterior. The MINI Cooper, in all its formulations, competes directly with the likes of the Mazda3, the Volvo C30 and the Volkswagen Golf. Mileage for the base Cooper model is estimated at 28 mpg city / 37 mpg highway.