The Mini Cooper Hardtop 2012 model has a beautiful body that is small in size. The car has chrome grille fitted in front of the car in addition to a front air dam to allow ventilation for the engine. There are also front and rear bumpers coated in the colour of the body and a chrome exhaust pipe at the rear of the car. The car has alloy wheels that measure 15 inches x 5.5 inches and a tire size of 175/65 all season tires in addition to a compact spare tire. The car is fitted with automatic headlights with automatic off and time delay capabilities. It also has low beam and high beam halogen headlights.
The Mini Cooper Hardtop has a 1.6 litre engine with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. The engine is in the front of the car with and it is mounted transversely. It produces about 121 horsepower at 6000 rpm, and torque of about 114 lbs-ft at 4250 rpm. The car has a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive and a front wheel drive. The braking system of the car is quite robust. It has electronic brake force distribution, hill start control, traction control, and 4-wheel anti-lock brakes. It has front power ventilated disc and rear power solid disc brakes in addition to corner brake control and brake assistance. It is also fitted with dynamic stability control and vehicle stability control system. The car also has a good fuel economy of about 29 miles per gallon for city rides and 37 miles per gallon for highway trips.
The Mini Cooper Hardtop also has amazing safety and security features that make the car quite safe when driving it in spite of its small size. The car is fitted with passenger airbag cutoff sensor, front pretenioners, driver and passenger airbag with dual threshold and dual stage deployment. It also has front and rear 3-point seatbelts, rollover sensor. Crash sensors have been fitted in the car and they activate interior lights, flashers and also unlock the doors. It also has front and rear side head curtain airbags, seat mounted front side airbags and an emergency fuel shut-off device. In terms of security, the car is fitted with radio anti-theft and vehicle anti-theft devices that work via engine immobilizer and selective locking and unlocking with a remote device. The doors also have power locks that are operated via remote and internal switch with automatic locking mechanisms.
The Mini Cooper Hardtop has wonderful entertainment features that make the car to be delight to ride in. It has been fitted with a radio data system, radio antenna, High Definition AM/FM Radio with Scan and speed sensitive volume. There are 6 speakers in the car in addition to a CD player, MP3 Player, Sirius XM satellite Radio and a front auxiliary audio input jack. The interior of the car is also nicely designed with features like manual air conditioning and interior pollen filter that make the car comfortable. The car has easy entry leatherette seats, dual reclining bucket seats with adjustable seat height and an adjustable headrest. The rear seat has a 50-50 split folding bench seat with manually adjustable headrests. There are floor mats and other interior designs that make the cabin clean and beautiful.
There are several electronic and instrumentation features that a Mini Cooper Hardtop has that usually help the driver to monitor a lot of parameters that are happening around them while they are driving. The car is fitted with a tire pressure monitor, tachometer, cruise control and a steering wheel mounted with control buttons for audio and cruise control. It also has digital clock in addition to a service interval indicator for brake wear and oil quality. There is a capability for audible warnings including that of unfastened seatbelts. There is also an external temperature gauge, and an engine button and indicator for start/stop. There is also a computer that computes and displays the average speed of the car, average fuel consumption; miles remaining before the car will run out of fuel, and a trip odometer.