Making its new appearance is the 2017 Mini Cooper model which is being updated once again. The long-term brand has always been an interesting car not only in the eye of the public but also making so many appearances on TV and movies. The car has become legendary in some sense and deserves a status which pits it to some very legendary vehicle. Although it is not regarded too much for its performance and also interior comfort and spacing, the Mini Cooper brand is an established one which will turn many fans of the model towards it.
The Mini Cooper is perhaps one of the most fun cars to drive in the market today. Essentially it is a hatchback car, but the Cooper can offer you so much more in terms of its options that it possesses. Among the various body styles it will offer this year there are both 2-door and 4-door options available as well as a soft-top Mini Convertible, a long-roofed option, and also a a 4-door Mini Clubman which provides side-swinging doors at the rear.
The 2017 is going to offer us a refresh compared to the previous vehicle and it looks just great in order to keep the brand afloat. The model will not only attract new audiences but will keep the old ones happy as well. The update was necessary so the Mini Cooper brand does not become stale and you will see that in our review we praise how the update was made. The newest pictures were just released and it quickly prompted us to turn to the 2017 Mini Cooper model.
2017 Mini Cooper Exterior Changes
The new 2017 Mini Cooper has a great customization option. The exterior is designed in such a way that you can easily decided to and customize your vehicles but adding or using different kinds of styles which will essentially offer you more than 10 models to make. The car uses the underpinnings which it shares with teh BMW X1 version and that way manages to offer so much versatility.
The redesign of the base model includes a longer nose, which is mainly done in order to accommodate the latest crash test needs. Also the rear has some vertical taillights which are still a bit rectangular but are closer to square and make them larger at the same time so that way they change up the appearance a little bit.
But the model is going to retain the standard features of a Mini Cooper car which includes oval light units on the top corners of the front fenders, an upright windshield and an oblong grille framed in chrome. The window line is also kept the same with black pillars supporting a long roof which is optionally painted by your request and you can even include some unique colors and stills for it.
The convertible 2017 Mini Cooper models essentially have the same horizontal theme but the rear flip-down tailgate gives the rear of the vehicle a different profile the stance remains essentially the same as the Coupe version of the car.
More changes for the 2017 Mini Cooper are brought on the inside. All of the changes introduced on the inside of the car are largely made to improve the vehicle and look great for the newest model. The position of the instruments has been improved and is much more logical this time. A large tachometer with a smaller speedometer is placed at the side of the steering wheel, while the larger round shape in the center of the dash is the display screen, The sides you will see a pair of rectangular vents. The size of the display may also vary depending on the trim level you chose to get.
The switchgear design was previous pretty chaotic and was only marginal at best, but luckily this has improved for the 2017 model. A horizontal row of switchgears is placed in the central lower dash and above it you will find standard rotary knobs for the heating and ventilation system. The position of the seats is still placed deep inside the car and they are going to be surrounded by black trims and upholstery, They have managed to done away with all the bad parts of the car which were kind of established with the previous versions and have managed to fix the lot of them with this latest version of the car.
Engine Options and Specs
The entire lineup for the 2017 Mini Cooper models has carried over the engines from the last version. This is in fact not a bad idea at all as the engines did not have any faults at all. The Thus the Mini Cooper and also the Clubman versions will carry over the 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that makes 124 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque and has the acceleration capacity to reach 0-60 mph in 7.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph.
A more performance-orientated engine is available for the Mini Cooper S which is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that makes 189 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque and gains 60 mph in 6.4 seconds. The two engines offered are both going to be matted to a 6-speed manual or automatic shifter. And if you want the JSW version of the Cooper you will get the stronger engine tuned up to reach 228 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, but it is an option which is hard to tame for the Cooper car.
Release Date and Price
Making the headlines now is the release of the 2017 Mini Cooper car. Especially after the great updated that has been made and all the right changes in the right place the newest version is going to be very popular. We can expect to see it by next year and the car is making its debut for its release date in March 2017. The starting price is going to be around 25,580 dollars as a base MSRP rating.