We had the opportunity to sample the MINI Cooper S facelift in Mallorca, Spain before the car is officially launched in Malaysia. The biggest change to the MINI Cooper range is the introduction of a new seven-speed dual clutch transmission and here is what we think of MINI’s first ever DCT:
The Cooper S still packs the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pushing out 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque to drive the front wheels. Century sprint remains identical to the pre-facelift model, but fuel economy has improved thanks to the new DCT with seven forward ratios.
MINI Malaysia has officially teased the imminent launch of the MINI Cooper facelift range. We can expect the facelift model to replace the current line up, meaning two powertrain options the Cooper and Cooper S in two body styles 3 Door and 5 Door hatchbacks.