Go-kart-driving fun, an interior that provides the maximum amount of car in the Minimum amount of space and a myriad of personalization possibilities keep the 2010 Mini Cooper and Cooper S Hardtops on top of the small-car premium segment as sales continue to be strong.

Powering the 2010 Mini Cooper Hardtop and Mini Cooper S Hardtop are a pair of 1.6 liter, four-cylinder engines. The turbocharged 1.6-liter version in the Cooper S produces 172 horsepower, which translates into 0-to-60 mph acceleration in 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 139 mph. The naturally-aspirated engine in the Cooper, also 1.6 liters, features fully-variable valve timing and control and accelerates to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds, with top speed of 126 mph.

The interior lighting reflects typical Mini style and class. Serving as discreet “waterfall illumination” from above and as indirect illumination of the roof lining, the door storage bins and the door handle recesses, this illumination scheme creates a unique atmosphere inside the 2010 Mini.

Natural wood, hand-sewn leather, and chrome as special interior options. The 2010 Mini offers wood, leather, various trim-and-color combinations so that the interior can be tailored for customers.

The 2010 Mini is offered in 11 body colors with eight metallics available on the Cooper and Cooper S. The external look is further customizable thanks to additional color and graphic options for the roof and mirror caps.

Base model estimated mpg: 28/37

Estimated starting price: $16,920

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