The 2007 Mini Cooper serves as a little vehicle, often assumed to be of as little use other than as a shopping basket. The Mini Cooper has high standards in suspension technology, borrowing a notable percentage from the BMW plate. The manufacturer makes small adjustments to the body design, but the 2007 includes a number of changes.
Body Styles: hatchback, convertible
Engines: 1.6-liter 118-hp four-cylinder, 1.6-liter 172-hp four-cylinder, 1.6-liter 115-hp four-cylinder, 1.6-liter 168-hp four-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual
Models: Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S, Mini Cooper Convertible, Mini Cooper S Convertible
The 2007 Mini Cooper comes with a little more to its exterior dimension with the length growing by about two inches, and the interior gets a complete redesign to give it a better look and feel in agreement with the latest vehicle styles. Among the changes that make the drive of the 2007 Mini Cooper more appealing is the better engine power with the 1.6-liter engine coming with 172 hp and 168 hp for the hatchback and convertible respectively. More options help owners get a fancier vehicle, including alloy wheels and leather upholstery.
The standard exterior features on the Mini Cooper include a defogger on the rear window and variable intermittent wipers, and it also comes with a wiper on the rear window. The front of the 2007 Mini Cooper sports a chrome grille straddled by wide headlamps, and the Mini Cooper has not lost its face-like appearance. It comes with 15-inch alloy wheels fitted with 175/65R15 84H performance tires that run on a 97.1-inch wheelbase. This little vehicle’s gross weight totals 3362 pounds, and its body dimensions measure 66.3 inches wide, 55.4 inches tall, and 145.6 inches long.
The dashboard of the Mini Cooper sports a clock and several driver safety signals such as the low-pressure monitor, the low fuel indicator, and a trip computer. It comes fitted with an AM/FM radio with a single CD player, an auxiliary MP3 audio jack, and six speakers.
The 2007 Mini Cooper includes a number of power-supported features such as power steering with tilt adjustment for the leather steering wheel, power door locks, and power windows. It features an attractive alloy trim on the dashboard, doors, and center console. The storage spaces in the Mini Cooper include a front console, door pockets, and cup holders in the front and rear.
The Mini Cooper comes with air-conditioning and illuminating mirrors for both the driver and the front passenger, along with reading lights in the front and lights in the cargo area. Interior dimensions offer a comfortable 41.4 inches of legroom, 38.8 inches of headroom, and 50.3 inches of shoulder room. It comes fitted with front bucket seats, and the front seats offer height adjustment. In the rear, it offers 37.6 inches of headroom, 29.9 inches of legroom, and 44.7 inches of shoulder room.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Mini Cooper comes with a standard 1.6 liter four-cylinder, emitting 118 hp at 6000 rpm and 114 lb-ft of torque at 4250 rpm. A six-speed manual transmission with overdrive comes on both the hatchback and the convertible. Handling features include standard four-wheel ABS, emergency braking assist, ventilated disc brakes in front and solid disc brakes in the rear, electronic brake force distribution, and traction control.
For additional safety, the 2007 Mini Cooper comes with side airbags in the front and rear, and the front-passenger airbags include an occupant-sensing deactivation system, which ensures that a passenger of small stature or a child does not get injured by a launching airbag.
The rear seats include child seat anchors, while the seats (both in the front and in the rear) come fitted with height-adjustable headrests which protect occupants from whiplash in the event of a crash. Day-to-day safety measures on the Mini Cooper include an engine immobilizer, daytime running lights, auto delay-off headlamps, and an emergency seatback release.
EPA Fuel Economy
MINI Cooper: 32/40 mpg city/highway
MINI Cooper S: 29/36 mpg city/highway
MINI Cooper Convertible: 27/35 mpg city/highway
MINI Cooper S Convertible: 25/32 mpg city/highway
- Recognizable design
- Improved engine power
- Interior design
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