Starting at $20,700 (plus $850 destination charge), the base Cooper holds a TwinTurbo1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 134 horsepower. Either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission may be installed. Most recently, we’ve driven a Cooper S, which holds a TwinTurbo 2-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 189 horsepower. Top performer is the John Cooper Works, with a 228-horsepower turbo four.
Standard equipment for the Cooper S two-door hardtop model (starting at $24,100) includes:
- Getrag performance-tuned six-speed manual transmission
- Performance suspension
- Mesh grille
- Hood scoop
- Dual exhaust outlets
- Sixteen-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires
- All base-model equipment, including a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated power mirrors and washer jets, leatherette seat upholstery, automatic climate control, Bluetooth hands-free phone, and Harman/Kardon six-speaker audio with HD radio.
Options include a six-speed automatic transmission ($1,250), rearview camera, head-up display, Sport package, John Cooper Works interior and exterior packages, forward collision warning with pedestrian warning, parking assistant, and speed-limit information system.