MINI has gone mini-er and faster. The British iconic cute and cuddly car has got a new cousin, the new 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe, which is the automaker’s first production two-seater car and also the fastest ever.

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This naughty looking thing in the image above, which makes you want to throw a ball and say “fetch!”, is the John Cooper Works edition. This new Coupe is the first Mini to be built with a three-box design concept; the body, rooft and wraparound glass are three boxes built upon a horizontal plane. However, it is still very MINI looking. If you look carefully at its rear in the images below, there’s a spoiler that automatically deploys at 80 km/h and goes back in when the speed goes below 60 km/h.

This new Coupe will be available in three models: base Cooper Coupe, Cooper S Coupe and the John Cooper Works Coupe. All with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine, and with a six-speed manual transmission. Six-speed automatic is also available for the Cooper S Coupe and Cooper Coupe.

In the UK, on-the-road prices have been set at £16,640 for the 122HP Cooper, £19,775 for the 184HP Cooper S, £20,510 for the diesel-powered Cooper SD and £23,795 for the 211HP JCW model.

More info in the specifications below:

MINI John Cooper Works Coupé
Four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection, plus numerous technological details carried over directly from motor sport.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 155 kW/211 hp at 6,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 260 Nm/192 lb-ft at 2,000 – 5,100 rpm
(280 Nm/207 lb-ft with overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.4 seconds,
Top Speed: 240 km/h (149 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 7.1 litres per
100 kilometres (39.8 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 165 g/km.

MINI Cooper S Coupé
Four-cylinder petrol engine with twin-scroll turbocharger, direct injection and fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 135 kW/184 hp at 5,500 rpm,
Max. Torque: 240 Nm/177 lb-ft at 1,600 – 5,000 rpm
(260 Nm/192 lb-ft with overboost at 1,700 – 4,500 rpm).
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 6.9 seconds,
Top Speed: 230 km/h (143 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 5.8 litres per
100 kilometres (48.7 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 136 g/km.

MINI Cooper Coupé
Four-cylinder petrol engine with fully variable valve management based on the BMW Group’s VALVETRONIC technology.
Displacement: 1,598 cc,
Output: 90 kW/122 hp at 6,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 160 Nm/118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm,
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 9.0 seconds,
Top Speed: 204 km/h (127 mph),
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 5.4 litres per
100 kilometres (52.3 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 127 g/km.

MINI Cooper SD Coupé
Four-cylinder turbodiesel with aluminium crankcase, common-rail injection and variable turbine geometry.
Displacement: 1,995 cc,
Output: 105 kW/143 hp at 4,000 rpm,
Max. Torque: 305 Nm/225 lb-ft at 1,750 – 2,700 rpm.
Acceleration: 0–100 km/h (62 mph): 7.9 seconds,
Top Speed: 216 km/h (134 mph).
Average Fuel Consumption According To Eu Standard: 4.3 litres per
100 kilometres (65.7 mpg imp),
Co2 Emissions: 114 g/km.

Exterior dimensions:

Length: 3,734 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 3,728 millimetres
Width: 1,683 millimetres
Height: 1,384 millimetres (MINI Cooper Coupé: 1,378 millimetres)
Wheelbase: 2,467 millimetres

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