LA Video: Reveal of 2014 MINI Hardtop – More Power is More Fun

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So the new 2014 MINI Hardtop grows a bit in size and has new styling inside and out.  However, the biggest news lies under the hood.  The base 2014 MINI Cooper gets a new 3-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine with 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.  This is 13 horsepower more and staggering 48 lb-ft of fun inducing torque more than the current car.  MINI says the new base Cooper gets to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds, which is a whole second faster than before.  We love forced induction!

The 2014 MINI Cooper S also get more power: 189 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.  This is a healthy 30 lb-ft increase, which generates a 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds.  This is just a wink quicker than the current Cooper S.  Both models still offer manual transmissions.  Thank you MINI for that!

Click the following link to learn more details about the upcoming 2014 MINI Hardtop.

How do you create a new version of an iconic car?  Check out this insider TFLcar video of the 2014 MINI Cooper and Cooper S from the 2013 LA Auto Show: