The Mini Cooper S Hardtop 2012 model has a small body size that is beautiful. 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 S Hardtop has a 1.6 litre I-4 engine with 4 cylinders and 16 valves. It produces about 181 horsepower at 5500 rpm and it has a 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive and a front wheel drive. The engine has a torque of about 177 lbs-ft at 1600 rpm. The braking system of the car is very good and it has been fitted with 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. The car has a very good fuel economy of about 27 miles per gallon for city rides and 35 miles per gallon for highway trips. The fuel tank capacity is estimated to be about 13.2 gallons.
The Mini Cooper S Hardtop also has very good safety and security characteristics that make it to be very safe when driving irrespective of the small size. The car is fitted with passenger airbag cut-off sensor, front pretenioners, driver and passenger airbag with dual threshold and dual stage deployment. Content theft deterrent alarm systems have been installed on the car to discourage anybody who may want to burgle the car. There are also front side airbags and side head curtain bags. It is also fitted with side door guard beams. The car uses a passenger tire size of 195/55 on a 5 inches rim. The car also is built to have both front and rear independent suspension.
The Mini Cooper S Hardtop has astonishing entertainment characteristics that make the car to be a pleasure to ride in. It has a radio data system, radio antenna, High Definition AM/FM Radio with Scan and speed sensitive volume. There are 6 speakers in the car and a CD player, MP3 Player, Sirius XM satellite Radio and a front auxiliary audio input jack. The car is also fitted with a voice activated navigation system. 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 have adjustable seat height and an adjustable headrest features. 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. The car also has cupholders for the occupants.
The Mini Cooper S hardtop has several electronic and instrumentation features that that usually help the driver to know the things happening around them while they are driving. The car has the following features and instruments -: 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.