New Mini Cooper S bookings open


Mini India has started accepting bookings for the new Cooper S ahead of its launch which is expected to take place in the coming weeks. Bookings for the 2024 Mini Cooper S can be made on the company’s official website for a token amount of Rs 1 lakh.

  1. New Cooper S bookings open, launch likely in coming weeks
  2. Gets industry-first circular touchscreen infotainment system
  3. All-electric Cooper EV launch later this year

New Mini Cooper S: exterior, interior design

While the design is unmistakably Mini, the new Cooper S looks ever so slightly more angular than before. It retains the iconic round headlamps, however, the LED pattern is new. The front grille is also less curvy than before. On the sides, the hatch gets new diamond-cut alloy wheels. The new Cooper S gets brand-new tail lamps with arrow-head LED elements, connected together with a black trim that features the car’s name.

Inside the cabin, the new Cooper S retains its minimalistic approach, but now gets a larger, round touchscreen infotainment system with a diameter of 9.45-inches, a more-modern looking steering wheel with the new Mini emblem, and a new dashboard that ditches a dedicated instrument cluster altogether. The gear selector has been relocated from the centre console to a panel below the screen, alongside the handbrake button, turn-key starter, driving mode selector and audio control dial.

New Mini Cooper S: powertrains, price, rivals

Powering the new Mini Cooper S will likely be the same 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine, however, in a higher state of tune. It now puts out 204hp and 300Nm torque – 26hp and 20Nm higher than its predecessor. The power is fed to the front wheels via a standard 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox. Mini claims that the Cooper S can sprint from 0-100kph in 6.6 seconds.

The outgoing Cooper S is currently priced at Rs 42.70 lakh (ex-showroom), however, the new model is expected to be slightly pricier. Mini will initially launch the hatch with the petrol powertrain only, while the next-gen all-electric Cooper EV will go on sale later this year. The Cooper S will have no direct rivals upon launch, but will give competition to entry-level luxury cars and SUVs such as Mercedes-Benz A-Class Limousine, Audi Q3, BMW 2 Series, among others.

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New luxury cars, SUVs still to come this year

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