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The gas-powered Mini Cooper is in for a second refresh, this time to mimic the look of the completely redesigned Cooper EV that was revealed last year. As a result, it features the same minimalist chic looks inside and out, but with a more traditional gas engine for those who aren't ready to switch to EV power. The combustion engine has been improved, too, as its 2.0 liter turbo-four has undergone a slight bump in power.


The new Cooper will offer a pair of trim levels in the U.S., comprising the base Cooper and the sportier Cooper S. Both models feature the same aforementioned 2.0 liter turbo-four under the hood, though the power increase has only been confirmed for the Cooper S, where output has risen to 201 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque––up by 12 hp and 14 lb-ft. Acceleration remains about the same, with a 0-60 time of 6.3 seconds.


The Cooper's turbo-four is mated exclusively to a seven-speed automatic transmission, as the hatchback's six-speed manual option has sadly been dropped. It seems that Mini has no plans to revive it, either, as there have been previous mutterings about the absence of manuals in the brand's revamped lineup.





Visually, the gas-powered Cooper follows its electric counterpart in stripping down to the basics. The tweaked hexagonal grille up front features thinner borders and is flanked by a pair of large circular headlights, while the intake on the clamshell hood has been entirely removed. The vehicle is underlined by a thin black strip, which makes up the simple front and rear bumpers, chunky wheel arches, and smooth side skirts. At the rear, there's a set of new triangular taillights that connected with a black horizontal trim piece. These are the same lights that sparked plenty of controversy on the latest Cooper EV, but Mini didn't let that stop them from applying them here as well.


The interior has also been fully redesigned to match that of Cooper EV, tacking a large circular display onto the center of the dash. This houses not only the infotainment system, but the vehicle's gauges as well. The rest of the cabin benefits from new materials and patterns, a familiar new steering wheel, and fewer physical controls.




The 2025 Mini Cooper and Cooper S will begin deliveries in early September, before details on the gas-powered convertible and sportier JCW variant emerge that following October. The base Cooper begins at $29,945, while the Cooper S is priced at $33,195.


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It will soon be joined by a convertible and JCW variant, but the manual is gone.

The gas-powered Mini Cooper is in for a second refresh, this time to mimic the look of the completely redesigned Cooper EV that was revealed last year. As a result, it features the same minimalist chic looks inside and out, but with a more traditional gas engine for those who aren't ready to switch to EV power. The combustion engine has been improved, too, as its 2.0 liter turbo-four has undergone a slight bump in power.


The new Cooper will offer a pair of trim levels in the U.S., comprising the base Cooper and the sportier Cooper S. Both models feature the same aforementioned 2.0 liter turbo-four under the hood, though the power increase has only been confirmed for the Cooper S, where output has risen to 201 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque––up by 12 hp and 14 lb-ft. Acceleration remains about the same, with a 0-60 time of 6.3 seconds.


The Cooper's turbo-four is mated exclusively to a seven-speed automatic transmission, as the hatchback's six-speed manual option has sadly been dropped. It seems that Mini has no plans to revive it, either, as there have been previous mutterings about the absence of manuals in the brand's revamped lineup.





Visually, the gas-powered Cooper follows its electric counterpart in stripping down to the basics. The tweaked hexagonal grille up front features thinner borders and is flanked by a pair of large circular headlights, while the intake on the clamshell hood has been entirely removed. The vehicle is underlined by a thin black strip, which makes up the simple front and rear bumpers, chunky wheel arches, and smooth side skirts. At the rear, there's a set of new triangular taillights that connected with a black horizontal trim piece. These are the same lights that sparked plenty of controversy on the latest Cooper EV, but Mini didn't let that stop them from applying them here as well.


The interior has also been fully redesigned to match that of Cooper EV, tacking a large circular display onto the center of the dash. This houses not only the infotainment system, but the vehicle's gauges as well. The rest of the cabin benefits from new materials and patterns, a familiar new steering wheel, and fewer physical controls.




The 2025 Mini Cooper and Cooper S will begin deliveries in early September, before details on the gas-powered convertible and sportier JCW variant emerge that following October. The base Cooper begins at $29,945, while the Cooper S is priced at $33,195.


Image Credits: Mini

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