Cars Then & Now

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2017 MINI Cooper
Current Base Price: $20,950
Considerably larger than the original version, the current MINI is still one of the smallest cars on the market. And like that original, the MINI is still front-wheel drive, fuel efficient and great fun to drive. MINI returned to the U.S. market in 2002 and has sold more than 750,000 cars in that time. Beginning with the MINI Hardtop, MINI has added the Convertible, Clubman and Countryman to the lineup. The MINI Hardtop was redesigned for the 2015 model year followed by the 2016 MINI Convertible. The base MINI coupe or convertible is powered by a turbocharged MINI TwinPower 1.5-liter engine 3-cylinder engine that produces 134 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque, while the Cooper S is powered by a turbocharged MINI TwinPower 2.0-liter engine that produces 189 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with a 6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission optional.

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