Nor is a 146mph top speed; remember when only very high-performance cars used to knock on the door of 150mph

MINI Cooper Convertible is a 4 seater Convertible available in a price range of ₹ 46.50 - 47.08 Lakh. It is available in 2 variants, 1998 cc engine option and 1 transmission option : Automatic (DCT).

The South African pricing for the new Mini range is as follows: Mini One 3-door – R420,000. Mini One 5-door – R430,000. Mini Cooper 3-door – R469,500.

Historically, the "S" does not stand for anything; it was to differentiate John cooper's tuning options on the original Mini. Many people have surmised it stood for Super or Sport because it seemed to require an initial for something.

It produces approximately the same horsepower as before: 118 in the Mini Cooper and 172 in the Mini Cooper S. But now a turbocharger in the Cooper S, in place of the old supercharger

The MINI Cooper is equipped with a 1.5 L TwinPower Turbocharged 3-cylinder making 134 horsepower, while the MINI Cooper S includes a 2.0 L TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 189 horsepower.

The biggest difference between the Cooper and the Cooper S lies beneath the hood. The Cooper is fitted with a 1.5-litre engine that produces 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque.

What kind of gas does a MINI Cooper take? You can actually use either, but premium gasoline is recommended for MINI Cooper models.

This generation debuted in showrooms in 2007 and featured front lights in two sets of housings. The Cooper S model received a turbo for the first time, making it a sought-after new car.

The supercharged 1.6-liter engine used since 2002 has been tossed in favor of a turbocharged direct-injection inline-4 of the same capacity.

The 189bhp, 2.0-litre Cooper S isn't quite so frugal, with a quoted 46.3mpg best-case figure combined with CO2 emissions of up to 133g/km.

John Cooper Works drivers get a unique steering wheel design – not essential, but nice all the same – figure-hugging leather-trimmed sports seats with integrated head restraints

Across all models, the most common Mini Cooper problems include automatic transmission failure, water pump leaks, clutch failure, and power steering pump failure.

Not all MINI Cooper vehicles have all wheel drive, but we do offer the ALL4 AWD option on many of our cars.

Modest the Cooper S's 189bhp may be, but a sub-seven to 62mph – 6.8 for the three-door, 6.9sec for the five-door – is nothing to be sniffed at. Nor is a 146mph top speed