Have you ever wondered why a MINI Cooper is so much fun to drive? Have you ever wondered how it goes so fast, when its horsepower seems to pale in comparison to sports cars and luxury cars? Grab a seat (may we suggest one of the supremely comfortable seats found inside a MINI Cooper?) and hold tight, because we are going to blow your mind!
Well, that may be a bit dramatic on our end. But if you want know why a MINI is so much fun to drive, have you ever thought about how much a MINI Cooper weighs? Horsepower is great and all, but if someone tells you how much horsepower they’ve got, it may be their way of overcompensating. Cars have, in addition to horsepower and torque and all sorts of other numbers measured by engineers, something called a power-to-weight ratio. Now, math is certainly not my strong suit, but I’m one of the all time greats when it comes to paraphrasing and, according to the world’s most accurate encyclopedia, power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of an engine’s actual performance. And it works something like: the engine’s power output (in this case horsepower) divided by the vehicle’s weight, equals the power to weight ratio (independent of the vehicle’s size). So, with all that info, now we will talk about how much a MINI Cooper weighs.
|3 Door Cooper||134 hp @ 4,400 rpm||1,220 kg (Auto)||$22,190|
|3 Door Cooper S||189 hp @ 5,000 rpm||1,281 kg (Auto)||$26,490|
|3 Door John Cooper Works (JCW)||228 hp @ 5,200 rpm||1,309 kg (Auto)||$33,990|
|5 Door Cooper S||189 hp @ 5,000 rpm||1,329 kg (Auto)||$27,790|
|MINI Clubman||134 hp @ 4,400 rpm||1,544 kg (Auto)||$27,790|
|MINI Convertible||134 @ 4,400 rpm||1,318 kg (Auto)||$28,790|
|MINI Countryman||134 @ 4,400 rpm||1,607 kg (Auto)||$29,290|
So now you know how much a MINI Cooper weighs — but do you know how much fun it is to drive? If the answer is no, come down to MINI Edmonton and book a test drive today. Because while a MINI Cooper doesn’t weigh a lot, it’s heavy on the good times.
* Vehicles are starting from this MSRP. Of course, every vehicle will be different due to trim level, available options, taxes, and other factors. The only want to be sure on price is to talk to a dealer about a specific model.