Last updated on November 15th, 2015 at 12:09 pm

MINI Coupe - Official

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It’s finally become official, the new MINI Coupé has been released on the world and will be hitting roads this October! And you know what? We love it!

It’s finally become official, the new MINI Coupé has been released on the world and will be hitting roads this October! And you know what? We love it!

Yes the styling is somewhat desirable, but MINI has never been one to hide in the shadows in terms of design or innovation. The main differences between the Coupé and the standard MINI is the addition of the rear spoiler, which automatically pops into action at above 50mph, the much lower stance of the car, and of course that roof structure which looks like some kind of aerodynamic cycle helmet!

4 options will be available, starting at the base model which has a 120bhp 1.6 litre engine, next up we have the ‘S’ which will feature a 2 litre engine pumping out 181 bhp. Top of the range we have the John Cooper Works model with 208 horses under the bonnet. Lastly we have a new diesel SD which brings in 141bhp using it’s 2 litre block. This could be a great buy, 7.9 seconds to 62mph as well as 65.7mpg, but from what we can tell no-one has tested them yet!

The base model will get to 62 mph in a modest 9 seconds, while the JCW manages the speed in 6.4 seconds, which is rather nifty! Amazingly the Coupé is actually more sensible than your normal mini, featuring 280 litres of storage space, compared to 120 in the standard hatches. Though you do lose the 2 ‘seats’ which you can’t really use anyway unless you are auditioning for Lord of the Rings.

Aimed at direct competition to the TT (though if we are honest, not quite as manly…) the MINI Coupé comes in a staggering £10k less, with prices starting at a snip over £16,000 and up to £23,795 for the flagship JCW.

If we are completely honest, can you buy one and remain that Alpha Male? Probably not. Can you get one for your missus and use it more than her? Hell yeah!

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