The 2015 MINI Cooper Coupe hatchback seats two people and has a turbocharged engine with a six-speed manual transmission. The engine is a 1.6-liter in-line four-cylinder with 16 valves of the double overhead cam type. Instrumentation includes a trip computer, tachometer, clock and external temperature display. The vehicle has six speakers, an AM/FM stereo and a USB connection.
The engine generates 181 horsepower at 5,500 revolutions per minute and 177 foot-pounds of torque at 1,600 rpm. The engine requires premium unleaded gas and has a 13.1-gallon fuel tank capacity. The MINI Cooper Coupe gets an estimated 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. Its range on 13.1 gallons is about 343 to 463 miles.
The car's turning circle is 35.1 feet. It has four-wheel independent suspension and front and rear stabilizer bars. The drive train is front-wheel drive. The car's weight unloaded is 2,679 pounds. It has a maximum payload of 507 pounds, but that much weight may require upgrades to the engine and drive train, according to Edmunds.com.
The MINI Cooper Coupe has a cargo capacity of 7 cubic feet with both seats in place. The car is 12 feet 3 inches long, 5 feet 6.3 inches wide and 4 feet 6.5 inches high. Its ground clearance is 5.5 inches, and its wheelbase is 8 feet 1.1 inches.