Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56)
The third generation Mini was launched in 2014 based on BMW’s UKL platform. The model was 98 mm longer, 44 mm wider, and 7 mm taller than its predecessor, with a 28 mm longer wheelbase and an increase in track width.
The top of the range Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) was powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with a peak output of 141 kW/192 bhp which goes on stream between 4 700 and 6 000 rpm, delivering its maximum torque of 280 Newton metres at 1 250 rpm. Torque could even briefly be increased to 300 Newton metres by means of an overboost function. As a result, acceleration from zero to 100 km/h took 6.8 seconds (6.7 seconds for the automatic), while the top speed was 235 km/h (233 km/h). The engine had turbocharging, direct fuel injection, variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS) and variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC, as patented by the BMW Group.
On the suspension side, there was single-joint spring strut axle at front along with a multilink rear axle. The car also featured Dynamic Damper Control, electromechanical power steering with Servotronic, anti-lock system ABS, electronic brake force distribution EBD, Cornering Brake Control (CBC), DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), DTC mode (Dynamic Traction Control) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC),
The MINI Cooper S is distinguished by the other models by a sporty bumper, a different radiator grille with honeycomb pattern, an additional opening in the bonnet, brake air ducts integrated in the lower air inlets and a separate rear apron with exhaust tailpipes arranged at the centre.
In 2018 the car received a mild facelift featuring adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function for the high beam and unique LED tailights with Union Jack graphics.
Mini Cooper S MK3 (F55/F56) (Auto/Manual)
6,7 (Auto) / 6,8 (Manual)
|Top Speed (km/h)|
|Top Speed (mph)|
5,6 (Auto) / 6,5 (Manual)
122 g/km (Auto) / 148 g/km (Manual)
8 AT / 6 MT
1240 kg (Auto) / 1160 kg (Manual)