MINI COUPÉ AND MINI ROADSTER LAUNCHED IN INDONESIA.
2 APRIL 2012
MINI COUPÉ AND MINI ROADSTER LAUNCHED IN INDONESIA.
Jakarta. The President Director of BMW Group Indonesia, Mr. Ramesh Divyanathan unveiled today two new MINI models, the MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster, at Pondok Indah Mall 2. Both models are available for public viewing during the exhibition at the mall from April 2 to 8, 2012.
“The introduction of these two new models will be a major boost to the MINI brand that we currently build here in Indonesia. Both the MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster present a unique body and interior concept, the first ever 2-seater MINIs, built at a premium level in terms of its design, quality, equipment and individualization. Both models will appeal to our MINI fans in Indonesia,” said Mr. Divyanathan.
Both the MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster are available only as Cooper S variants and are offered at the price of Rp. 649.000.000,- and Rp. 679.000.000,- off the road respectively.
All MINI vehicles purchased through Maxindo, the Exclusive Partner for MINI in Indonesia, will come with MINI Service Inclusive, offering a five-year or up to 70,000 km free regular maintenance and two-year warranty without mileage limitation.
The MINI Coupé: A recipe for unbridled driving fun
The MINI Coupé is a new two-seater model to the MINI family that is geared squarely to maximizing driving fun. Not only does this two-seater breathe a new life into MINI’s successful racing history, it’s also a major boost to the super-compact sports car class.
The selection of engine, chassis set-up, weight distribution and aerodynamic properties of the MINI Coupé are all focused on delivering optimum performance. As a result, the new car radiates the brand’s hallmark go-kart feeling with a whole new depth of intensity and achieves the best performance statistics ever recorded by a volume-produced MINI.
The MINI Coupé is the brand’s first model to adopt a three-box body structure with a strikingly stepped rear end. Its distinctive lines are expressed in the customary MINI design language and combine with unmistakable styling features. All of which accurately showcase both the new model’s distinctive characteristics and its brand identity. Its flat silhouette and innovative “helmet roof” lend the MINI Coupé a sporty and individual allure. In addition to the integral roof spoiler, an active rear spoiler optimises airflow at higher speeds.
Inside the car, the two-seater concept is emphasised by features such as oval recesses in the roof liner. With its extremely high-opening tailgate and large luggage area with through-loading facility, the MINI Coupé displays outstanding versatility in day-to-day driving, when transporting leisure items or sports gear, and on trips out with a lucky partner.
The striking roof of the MINI Cooper S Coupé is painted in a contrasting colour as standard, while the options list includes a new interpretation of the MINI Sport stripes. An extended selection of seat variants, door trim, trim strips and Colour Lines can be specified for the interior. Standard equipment of the MINI Cooper S Coupé includes; automatic air conditioning, speed-sensitive power steering, electrically adjustable and folding exterior mirrors, Park Distance Control, sports seats for driver and front passenger, sport leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, Chrome Line Interior, Xenon light, Sport Button, Radio MINI Visual Boost with 6.5” liquid-crystal display including MINI Connected, Harman Kardon HiFi Loudspeaker system and Bluetooth with USB Audio Interface.
MINI Cooper S Coupé: unbeatable efficiency, intoxicating driving fun.
The likewise 1.6-litre power unit under the bonnet of the MINI Cooper S Coupé comes with fully variable valve management as part of a package of technology which also features a twin-scroll turbocharger and petrol direct injection. This construction leads to instantaneous development of charge pressure. Meanwhile, direct injection allows extremely precise amounts of fuel to be fed into the cylinders, promoting clean and efficient combustion. The combination of turbocharging, direct injection and variable valve management produces maximum output of 184 hp at 5,500 rpm and makes the four-cylinder unit in the MINI Cooper S Coupé the world’s most efficient engine in its displacement class.
Maximum torque of 240 Newton metres is on tap as low down as 1,600 rpm, and can be raised to 260 Newton metres for a short time using the overboost. This function serves up additional pulling power to ensure particularly dynamic acceleration. The MINI Cooper S Coupé dashes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds, and its top speed stands at 224 km/h. These performance figures team up with average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of 15.6 km/l and CO2 emissions of 155 grams per kilometre.
The ultimate in go-kart feeling.
The suspension system effortlessly translates the power of the MINI Coupé engines into a fun-filled and agile driving experience. The combination of this suspension technology and the brand’s customary front-wheel drive allows the MINI Coupé to provide the most intensive expression yet of the trademark MINI driving experience, or go-kart feeling.
The MINI Coupé’s Electric Power Steering is also available with variable power assist levels. A Sport button on the centre console allows the driver to choose between the basic power assist level and a second mode designed to support a more performance-minded driving style. This second mode requires more steering input but also provides more responsive steering feel. Simultaneously, pressing the Sport button also alters the response characteristics of the accelerator – which immediately delivers sharper, sportier reactions – and, with the six-speed automatic gearbox, prompts shorter shift times.
The MINI Roadster: Spontaneous, open, irresistible.
This sixth model in the British premium carmaker’s line up comes in the form of a compact roadster that is packed with a powerful engine, sophisticated chassis technology, model-specific tuning, and bears the same characteristic MINI go-kart feeling so typical of the brand.
The new MINI Roadster is the first small premium car of its kind that comes with an irresistible open-top two-seater design. Coupled with inspiring handling, powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology, the new MINI Roadster will appeal to a targeted group with a penchant for elegant sportiness.
The MINI Roadster’s classical soft-top roof, which can be opened and closed quickly and easily, ensures open-air driving pleasure is there to be lapped up at every opportunity. When it comes to optimizing occupant protection the MINI Roadster is fitted with a pair of roll-over bars behind the seats. And whether the roof is open or closed, the driver and passenger have a 240-litre load compartment at their disposal. The wide through-loading facility into the passenger compartment provides an additional dose of practicality.
The MINI Roadster further comes standard with a manually-operated soft-top roof that offers spontaneous, rapid opening and closing.
Chassis: agility and precision ensure unbeatable driving fun.
Teaming up with the powerful engines and customary MINI front-wheel drive, chassis technology of a quality unparalleled in the small car segment and tuned especially for the MINI Roadster imbues the new model with the brand’s hallmark driving fun. Electric Power Steering with speed-sensitive power assistance comes as standard, as does DSC (Dynamic Stability Control), while Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) with Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC) is optional on all other models – adds even greater assurance on slippery surfaces and additional sports performance under dynamic cornering.
High-quality standard equipment, broad scope for individualization.
The MINI Roadster underlines its premium character with a high-quality range of standard equipment, including automatic air conditioning, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, sport leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control, wind deflector and HiFi loudspeaker system Harman Kardon, USB connection and Bluetooth. Levels of comfort and individuality are further enhanced by attractive equipment such as MINI Visual Boost with 6.5” LCD screen including MINI Connected.