Mini Cooper S MK2 (R56)

Description

In 2006, the second generation of the MINI was launched with a completely new body design based on a re-engineered platform, new interior and updated selection of engines.

The performance version – Mini Cooper S MK2 (R56) was powered from a new intercooled and turbocharged four-cylinder 1.6-litre engine producing 175 hp (228 kw) of power and 240 Nm of torque. The car also featured new suspension designed to deliver a more comfortable ride without losing the trademark MINI ‘go-kart’ experience. It accelerated from 0-100 km/h in 7,1 seconds and had a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mpg).

Visually the car differentiated from the base model thanks to the hood scoop which was not functional any more (due to the relocation of the intercooler), different grille and air intake, larger wheels and centrally located double exhaust pipes.

The car received a mild facelift in 2009 and in 2014 was replaced by the third generation (F55/F56).

 

Additional information

Model

Mini Cooper S MK2 (R56)

Production

2006-2014

Segment

B

Doors

3/5

Layout

FWD

Engine Displacement

1598 cm3

Cylinders

L4

Induction

Turbocharged

Fuel

Gasoline

Fuel System

Direct Injection

Power (hp)

174

Power (kw)

128

Power (@rpm)

@5500 rpm

Torque (Nm)

240

Torque (@rpm)

@1600 rpm

0-100km/h

7,1

Top Speed (km/h)

225 km/h

Top Speed (mph)

140 mph

Consumption (lt/100km)

6,9

CO2 (g/km)

164 g/km

Gearbox

6 MT

Weight

1210 kg

Length

3714 mm

Width

1683 mm

Height

1410 mm

Wheelbase

2467 mm

Front Track

1453 mm

Rear Track

1461 mm

Boot Space

159

Tire Size

195/55 R16

Front Brakes

Ventilated Discs

Rear Brakes

Discs