Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53)

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Description

Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) was launched in 2001 as the performance derivative of the premium B-Segment vehicle that the company developed and offered under BMW ownership.

The car was fitted with a transversely mounted, turbocharged four cylinder 1598 cm3 engine producing 170 hp (125 kw) of power and 220 Nm of torque. The wheels were pushed to the corners of the body providing a sporty look and enhancing the cornering ability of the car. The engine was combined with a six speed Getrag manual transmission, or a fully automatic transmission with paddle shifters.¬†Technical innovations included an electrically driven power steering system that avoided taking power from the engine, equal length driveshafts to eliminate torque steer, and a sophisticated multi-link rear suspension. The first generation MINI had a ‘drive by wire’ electronic throttle, electronic brakeforce distribution, and electronic stability control to improve control and handling in adverse conditions. The car accelerated from 0-100km/h in 7,2 seconds and could reach a top speed of 222 km/h (138 mph)

Visually, the MINI Cooper S features a distinctive scoop on the bonnet, lower front and rear bumpers and centrally located twin exhausts at the rear.

Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53) received a facelift in 2004 and in 2006 it was replaced by the second generation model.

 

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Additional information

Model

Mini Cooper S MK1 (R53)

Production

2001-2006

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1598 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Electronic Injection

Power (hp)

170

Power (kw)

125

Power (@rpm)

@6000 rpm

Torque (Nm)

220

Torque (@rpm)

@4000 rpm

0-100km/h

7,2

Top Speed (km/h)

222 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

138 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

6,8

CO2 (g/km)

207 g/km

Gearbox

5 MT

Weight

1215 kg

Length

3655 mm

Width

1688 mm

Height

1420 mm

Wheelbase

2467 mm

Front Track

1446 mm

Rear Track

1452 mm

Boot Space

Tire Size

195/55 R16

Front Brakes

Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

Discs