The 2019 Mini Cooper breathes life into the subcompact class with cheeky style, a sporty driving experience and extensive options. Few cars are more fun to drive or own. The 2019 Mini Cooper isn’t just a single hatchback etched into the auto world’s collective memory. These days, it’s a range of vehicles that encompasses as many as 10 different models, not only the classic but also a new introduced last year. And for 2019 there’s a new Convertible model.
2019 Mini Cooper Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior 2019 Mini Cooper have a solid structure and stiff suspension telegraph the road to you, but the noise to signal ratio is exceptionally high on the noise end. Beyond giving them the distinctive look we’ve come to love, it also directly contributes to why these little cars handle so well. Beyond the different trim levels, there are contrasting color schemes, racing stripes and a number of other personalization touches owners can request. The shorter sidewalls likely would exacerbate the squeaks and rattles that seem to be endemic to the modern Minis. We won’t say it’s necessarily worse in that regard than the Cooper S, but the more softly sprung base Cooper is the only one of the three current Hardtops that saw us return unruffled from a trip around our local handling loop. It also boasts 15 inch alloy wheels and automatic headlights.
Inside, the current design brings the Mini up to par and beyond in several areas, including refinement, interior materials, standard and optional features, and general comfort. There’s the huge circular center display, which houses either the speedometer or the infotainment system depending on options. Three rotating knobs handle the ventilation system, and overall it’s far easier to understand how the various functions and controls actually work. We can only imagine that it’d be even more of a harsh realm inside the JCW’s cutesy cabin. It also boasts automatic climate control, heated mirrors, Bluetooth, power accessories, split-folding rear seats, a USB plug for music and HD Radio. The Cooper also offers driver-selectable driving modes thanks to an adjustable suspension system.
2019 Mini Cooper Release Date and Price
Mini has not confirmed these updates will make their way to the market, 2019 Mini Cooper should be available from late in the third quarter of 2018. The starting price should be around $28,000. That bogey currently hovers roughly $33,000, a mark the entry-level Mini Cooper Convertible modifiable undercuts handsomely along with a $28,800.
2019 Mini Cooper Powertrain and Performance
The Cooper S pulls whenever you’d like without much fuss. Some reviewers are just being polite when they say they don’t feel any lag. On the other hand, the MINI Cooper currently offers three engines. Base models use a 134 bhp 1.5 litre, three cylinder petrol unit in the Convertible Cooper, an 189 bhp 2.0 litre, four cylinder engine in the Convertible Cooper S and an 114 bhp 1.5 litre, three cylinder diesel in the Convertible Cooper D. Other powerplants, including a 101 bhp 1.2 litre petrol three cylinder in an upcoming Convertible One and a 168 bhp 2.0 litre diesel in a Convertible Cooper SD, are set to be added to the line up later. It takes 6.8 seconds to reach 60 mph in the manual, and a tenth less in the automatic 2019 Mini Cooper.