2012 Mini Coupe John Cooper Works First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe - Road Test Specs

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe Hatchback

(1.6L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)


Year Make Model2012 Mini Coupe 2dr John Cooper Works Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 2dr 2-passenger 2dr Hatchback
Estimated MSRP$31,900
Assembly locationGraz, Austria


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, inline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,598/98
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)10.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)208 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)192 @ 1,850
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Tire typePerformance front and rear
Tire size2054517
Wheel size17-by-7 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)6.1

Fuel Consumption

Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)13.2

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,701
Length (in.)146.8
Width (in.)66.3
Height (in.)54.5
Wheelbase (in.)97.1
Track, front (in.)57.2
Track, rear (in.)57.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)50.3
Seating capacity2


Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend