The MINI Hardtop’s individuality and original style make it one of the most popular and enjoyable cars to drive. With the 2017 model release coming up shortly, here are the top 4 cool facts that you need to know:
1. Standard features will include an impressive 6.5-inch center screen on the dashboard, stylish faux leather seats, Bluetooth and 8 airbags. For the more adventurous of MINI drivers, customizations are also available: the popular and much loved Union Jack convertible rooftop and, if faux leather seats aren’t your thing, there is a choice of 8 different tasteful upholsteries available for the interior.
2. With a turbocharged 1.5-litre 3-cylinder base engine, the Hardtop has 124 horsepower, making this one speedy and fun little car to drive. What’s more, the 2017 Hardtop is available in either 6 gear manual or automatic transmission, with the manual transmission being the top choice for many drivers since it allows for more control – and enjoyability – whilst driving.
3. The 2017 Mini Cooper is available in four equally striking yet different models. In ascending order to most expensive: the classic Hardtop 2 door, the Hardtop 4 door, the larger Clubman, and the soft top and more stylish convertible. The timeless 2 door has grown in size over the years and will now measure in at 150.4 inches long. This means that, although still compact, there is enough head room for a person measuring 6 foot and 3 inches. However, the Clubman – a noticeable 18 inches longer than the 2 door – is perfect for those who love the style of the MINI but simply need a much bigger vehicle.
4. Finally, the Cooper received the highest safety rating available from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in 2016 when it was awarded a Top Safety Pick +, as well as being awarded four stars for safety by the US federal government’s NHTSA, proving that, on top of being one of the most fashionable and iconic cars around, the MINI is also extremely practical.
Here at SimplyCarBuyers, the MINI Hardtop is an old favorite – consistently stylish and fun, yet safety approved and a fantastic drive. We will always love this classic car and we know many of you do too! Keep posted for all the latest updates.