Our reputation was built on high-end parts and performance, without the stiff upper lip or price. Because in a MINI, the only thing that should be uptight is your co-pilots hand around the “oh s*&%” handle as you devour another sharp turn.
Every model in the Hardtop’s lineup comes with a cutting edge MINI TwinPower Turbo that leverages the renowned performance engineering and development expertise of the BMW Group. By supplying immediate torque that holds steady throughout the engine’s power curve, the MINI Cooper Hardtop goes zero to sixty 2.3 seconds quicker than its predecessor*.
With all 4 wheels pushed to the corners for a wide, go-kart stance, ideal front-to-back weight balance and an incredibly nimble suspension system, the Hardtop has plenty of our iconic MINI swagger and go-kart handling. For even tighter control, the new Dynamic Damper Control (DDC) option actually lets you control the stiffness of the suspension. Want a softer, more fuel-efficient ride? Done. Or feeling hungry and in the mood to devour a few sharp turns? The DDC happily complies, stiffening your suspension for even more aggressive cornering.
With the same short overhangs and bulldog stance that made MINI famous, but paired with a sleeker profile and more muscular body, the MINI Hardtop 2 Door still makes being little kind of a big deal. And when compared to previous models, this pint-sized powerhouse is really only bigger where it counts – in the cockpit – for even more interior leg, shoulder, and cargo room.
Your MINI is prepared to be an extension of whatever motoring mood you happen to be in, with customizable ambient lighting and a sleek LED light ring in the dash that changes color in response to your engine speed, driving mode, audio volume, climate control or interior lighting.
With easy-to-use performance, entertainment and communication technology at your beck-and-call via the intuitive MINI Connected system, a MINI allows you to enhance your ride with the push of a button. So, whether you’re trying to plug into the world around you with traffic, weather, and location updates, or trying to get away from it by listening to PANDORA® our technology is designed to make your drive more convenient and fun.
What’s that big LCD screen in the heart of your dash? It’s really just an intuitive window to all your favorite stuff. Bluetooth-pair your iPhone or Android device with ease to the optional MINI Connected system, update your Facebook and Twitter status, or just play your favorite tunes, web radio, and Pandora stations through a gorgeous, silky smooth interface.
The MINI Touch Controller puts the power of your MINI's entire arsenal of technology right at your fingertips. Use the simple buttons, or just write a couple of letters with your finger on the touchpad to, say, enter a destination or play a tune.
At MINI, our commitment to quality, durability and customer satisfaction is clearly demonstrated by the 4-year/50,000-mile MINI New Passenger Car Limited Warranty and a 12-year/unlimited-mileage warranty against rust perforation. And we're not just talking about a couple key parts of your MINI. Our warranty covers everything, bumper to bumper and everything in between, except the tires.
We’ve managed to pack 8 airbags into every MINI Hardtop 2 Door, surrounding you by safety on all sides. 2 front, 2 side-impact, 2 knee, and 2 ceiling mounted side curtain airbags constantly monitor driver and passenger positions, seatbelt use and impact severity – and then determine airbag inflation rates accordingly.
Thanks to its high-strength steel front end and side panels, the rigid body of all MINIs reduces body torque, freeing the suspension to do what it does best - provide super-tight handling. A flex-free frame also reduces squeaks, rattles, vibrations and cabin noise. And the rigid body can withstand great forces, which means an increased margin of protection in the event of a crash.
With the latest generation of 4-sensor, anti-lock brakes a MINI helps you stop on a dime while remaining in complete control. MINI also comes standard with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) to automatically distribute brake force to different wheels depending on your MINI's current load and balance.