Mini Hardtop Mini Hardtop 2012

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Mini Hardtop Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2012)

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2012 Mini Hardtop Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Hatch
Wheelbase 97.1 in
Length 145.6 in
Width 66.3 in
Height 55.4 in
Curb Weight 2623 lb.
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 50.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.4 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 44.7 in
Legroom, Row 2 29.9 in
Total Legroom 71.3 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 5.7 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 24.0 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2012 Mini Hardtop

2012 Mini Hardtop Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch 121-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Rear seat room is extremely limited but it's a Mini...not a mini van! see full Mini Hardtop review
2012 2dr Hatch 121-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
We're tall and have room to spare. see full Mini Hardtop review
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Small children, petite women and Hobbits may sit in the back on short trips. Otherwise, forget it. It's a MINI! see full Mini Hardtop review
 

2012 Mini Hardtop 2-door Hatch Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Cooper Cooper S
Standard Engine 1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
121 hp@6000
114 lb-ft@4250
turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
181 hp@5500
177 lb-ft@1600
Optional Engine(s) turbocharged
1.6L I4
DOHC-4v
208 hp@6000
192 lb-ft@1850
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainFWDFWD
Standard Tires175/65HR15 tires195/55VR16 tires
Optional Tires195/55VR16 tires205/45WR17 tires
 205/45WR17 tires 

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2012 Mini Hardtop

2012 Mini Hardtop Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
33-35 mpg in routine driving, along with 140mph+ top speed? Amazing. Turbo torque in top gears, too, all from 1.6l see full Mini Hardtop review
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Don't be fooled by it's looks. It's a drivers car. Despite it's meager sized 1.6 liter engine, the MINI Cooper S has an impressive 0-60 time of 5.4 secs., thanks to the turbo charger and the lightweight chassis. The Getrag six-speed manual transmission has been described as "bulletproof." So far, after two years of driving, it is living up to that description. The combination of a peppy engine and well-matched transmission makes the MINI an excellent driver's car. Even at sixth gear, you can still feel an umph when you step on the gas. The Cooper S does suffer from a discernible turbo lag and the gear ratio can be improved. I suspect BMW tamed the gear ratio a bit too boost fuel efficiency. see full Mini Hardtop review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2012 Mini Hardtop

2012 Mini Hardtop Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 2dr Hatch 121-horsepower 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Tires are fine in good weather/rain....not all that impressed with them when there's a little snow. see full Mini Hardtop review
2011 2dr Hatch turbocharged 181hp 1.6L I4
6-speed manual FWD
Having no room for a spare, full size or otherwise, MINIs come with runflat tires that could withstand punctures for "fifty miles." Hopefully, you could find a service station within that distance. And when you get there, hopefully runflats are in stock and that you have enough money for a replacement. I ditch them almost right away in favor of less expensive, more comfortable, performance tires--mind you. I carry a Slime emergency tire repair kit that seals and inflates, just in case. see full Mini Hardtop review
 

2012 Mini Hardtop MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Hatch Cooper 19,500 17,632 700
2dr Hatch Cooper S 23,100 20,872 700

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