2015 MINI Cooper S 4 Door – Is Bigger Better? [Video]

2015 mini copper s hardtop 4 door hatchback on the test track hot lap
2015 MINI Cooper S 4 Door

What happens when you add two extra doors to the 2015 MINI Cooper S? Simply speaking, you get the Cooper S 4 Door. However, does it make for a better car or does it lose something in this transformation. Nathan Adlen finds out in this TFLcar track review.

The Cooper S 4 Door uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo motor as the two-door counterpart. It makes 189 horsepower @ 4,700 rpm and 209 lb-ft of torque @ 1,250 rpm. The test car you see here was equipped with the 6-speed automatic transmission, but you can also get a 6-speed manual. All the power still goes to the front wheels.

What the actual differences? The 4 Door’s wheelbase is stretched 2.9 inches. It’s 6.1 inches longer overall. The dimension increase also raises the weight of the car by 105 pounds to 2,930 lbs of curb weight for the Cooper S with the automatic. In the end, you get more leg room and cargo capacity.

What is the performance like? Are there differences in handing and ride comfort? Check out this new MINI take on the 0-60 MPH and a hot lap around the TFLcar test track (IMIMotorsports.com)

Watch the 2015 MINI Cooper S Hardtop track review with Nathan at the exact same track.