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Unique among the MINI range, but with familiar cues and compact style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe looks as fun as it is to drive.
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But when it comes to styling, the Coupe steps out from the hardtop's shadow. Much like the 2008 concept car of the same name, the Mini Coupe adopts a rakish, low-slung roofline, inspired in part by vintage tuner Minis like the Broadspeed GT.
Automobile Magazine

Below the beltline, the Mini Coupe remains very much a traditional Mini, with wheels at the extreme corners and minimal overhangs.
Road & Track

In essence, the Coupe is almost an inch lower than the hatch and features a windshield with 13 degrees more rake. At the back a new opening has been designed to give the car a three-box shape and integrate a deployable rear spoiler into its deck.
Inside Line

With a jaunty, backwards baseball cap of a roof and a stubby little trunk, the Mini Coupe (which is actually a hatchback) certainly has the looks thing down.

Topping the aggression of the sharp slopes is a spoiler that grabs air and flushes it down the almost-flat rear window to keep it clean, and, on equipped models, usher yet more air over the active rear spoiler.
Motor Authority

At first glance, the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is at once completely new and yet very familiar. Wearing what  MINI calls a "helmet" for a roof, the Coupe's short greenhouse, sloped rear window, integrated rear roof spoiler, and low rear side windows give a sportier flair to the familiar MINI Cooper platform.

The front end, sides, and rear bumper are all relatively familiar, however, retaining MINI's essential styling themes, shared across most of the lineup. The large headlights, short hood, contrasting mirrors and roof, plastic fenders, and bluff tail all tie the new two-seater in with the hatchback and clubman. There's also an active rear spoiler that pops up at speed.

Inside, the style is all familiar MINI, complete with all the quirky themes and toggle switches of other MINIs, including the oversized, center-mounted speedometer surrounding the infotainment display. The rear seats are gone, however, with speakers and a storage binnacle in a bulkhead right behind the front seats.


Unique among the MINI range, but with familiar cues and compact style, the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe looks as fun as it is to drive.

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