It’s a cliche — but big things come in small packages. For such a small car, the MINI is capable of both big power and big fun. In this edition of the MINI Edmonton blog, we are going to discuss the size of the engine in the MINI Cooper.
What Makes the MINI Move?
There are three available engines for the MINI Cooper, the first being the standard 1.5L 3 cylinder engine, most fuel efficient version. Next up is the 2L Cooper S model, which upgrades from 3 cylinders to 4. Finally there is the John Cooper Works version, another 2L 4 cylinder engine and, hands down the most powerful and sporty of the bunch.
All of the MINI Cooper engines utilize Twin Power Turbo and, thanks to our affiliation with the BMW group, premium materials and exceptional engineering. This, in addition to the remarkable handling of the MINI thanks to standard multi-link rear suspension, means that the MINI’s relatively small engine compared to other vehicles is capable of phenomenal performance. Accelerate and weave through traffic with ease — all of the MINI engines are capable of effortless execution on the road.
What Kind of Muscle is in the MINI?
Below is a handy chart that breaks down which engine is available in which MINI, and what kind of power they produce:
|Engine Architecture||Output/Horsepower||Torque||0-100km/hr (w/ Automatic)|
|3 Door Cooper||3 Cylinder 12 Valve Twin Power Turbo||134 HP||162 ft/lb||7.8 sec|
|3 Door Cooper S||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||189 HP||207 ft/lb||6.8 sec|
|3 Door JCW||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||228 HP||236 ft/lb||6.1 sec|
|5 Door Cooper||3 Cylinder 12 Valve Twin Power Turbo||134 HP||162 ft/lb||7.8 sec|
|5 Door Cooper S||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||189 HP||207 ft/lb||6.8 sec|
|5 Door JCW||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||228 HP||236 ft/lb||6.1 sec|
|Clubman ALL4||3 Cylinder 12 Valve Twin Power Turbo||134 HP||162 ft/lb||9.6 sec|
|Clubman S ALL4||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||189 HP||207 ft/lb||6.9 sec|
|Clubman JCW ALL4||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||228 HP||258 ft/lb||6.3 sec|
|Convertible||3 Cylinder 12 Valve Twin Power Turbo||134 HP||162 ft/lb||8.7 sec|
|Convertible S||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Scroll Turbo||189 HP||207 ft/lb||7.1 sec|
|Convertible JCW||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Scroll Turbo||228 HP||236 ft/lb||6.5 sec|
|Countryman ALL4||3 Cylinder 12 Valve Twin Power Turbo||134 HP||162 ft/lb||9.8 sec|
|Countryman S ALL4||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||189 HP||207 ft/lb||7.2 sec|
|Countryman JCW ALL4||4 Cylinder 16 Valve Twin Power Turbo||228 HP||236 ft/lb||6.5 sec|
The MINI Cooper is all about big fun in a small package; despite its smaller size and smaller engine it packs a powerful punch. Come down to MINI Edmonton today for a test drive and experience the fun for yourself!