BMW designed a completely new engine for the 2007 Mini Cooper in cooperation with Peugeot. It produces 175 Horse Power in this Cooper S. But the devil lies in the details. The turbocharger in this Cooper S in place of the old supercharger produces 177 pound-feet of torque from 1700 to 5000 rpm, significantly improving the sportier model’s performance.
The new engine, as well as new European pedestrian safety standards, required that BMW redesign the front panels.
There were changes in the headlamps and turn signals, now mounted on the chassis instead of attached to the hood, but they retain their large oval shape. Combined with the broad grille, chrome on the Cooper and black mesh on the Cooper S, the car has the same smiley face as before.
The interior was redesigned to increase space, but continues to pay homage to the Mini heritage. The speedometer, now larger than ever, is still placed prominently in the center of the dashboard, with the tachometer conveniently mounted behind and moving with the tilting steering wheel.
Though the Mini is still the smallest four-passenger car on the road in North America, the interior is large enough to accommodate all sizes of drivers and front passengers in comfort, and the rear seats are actually functional, if not capacious. With the hatchback and folding rear seats, the car can even haul reasonable amounts of gear.
Recognizing that the Mini appeals to a broad range of buyers, from young single professionals to golden-age retired couples, BMW responded with a quantum increase in styling options, with choices not only in upholstery style, material and color, but also in trim panels, accent panels, and ambient lighting for the new 2007 models.
This 2007 Mini Cooper S 1.6 liter 175-hp four-cylinder turbocharged six-speed automatic transmission four-seat, three-door hatchback hardtop front-wheel drive.
Equipped with air conditioning, CD stereo with six speakers, wired for auxiliary input and 6-disc CD changer, power windows with auto-down, power locks, remote keyless entry with electronic signal transmitter and rear wiper.
This Mini Cooper S is loaded with additional options including:
Turbocharged 1.6L 4Cyl engine, six-speed automatic transmission with Steptronic controls, Sport suspension, factory performance exhaust system and 842 Cold climate version with insulated crankcase ventilation.
Cooper Sport Package, which adds to the Cooper the rear spoiler, sport seats, fog lamps and black bonnet stripes. The Cooper S package adds 17-inch wheels, Xenon headlights.
The Exterior Features include:
Pepper White (850) and design details include a black grille inset, Black Hood Stripe, hood scoop, Black roof and mirror shrouds, rear bumper insets and prominent rear spoiler wing.
Interior Features include:
Leder Gravity/E4 Tuscan Beige Leather, Sports seats, Height adjustment, passenger seat, Sport steering wheel with wood rim, Interior mirror with automatic-dip, Armrest front, Interior surface English Oak, Sport Button, On-board computer, Storage compartment package, Expanded decor accessories,
Safety features include:
Passive front and rear crumple zones and side-intrusion protection, six airbags, ABS anti-lock brakes, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and Cornering Brake Control. The new Brake Assistant on both models detects emergency operation of the brakes, and builds up maximum brake pressure as quickly as possible. Dynamic Stability Control is optional on both models, and Automatic Stability Control + Traction (ASC+T) with on-off control is optional on the Cooper and standard on the Cooper S. Hill Assist start-off assistance is a feature of DSC, activating the brakes when starting on an uphill ascent to prevent the car from rolling back.
Performed Buyers Vehicle Inspection 04/13/2018:
30 point inspection completed. Load test battery. Road tested vehicle. Scanned ECM to check for emissions readiness.
Services completed include:
Removed front rotors, install new rotors, clean & lube slides, installed new brake pads and sensors.
Install new water pump & Thermostat with new gaskets. Reinstall accessories, Test for proper operation. Road Test
Replaced Cooler Gasket and Resealed Oil Filter Adaptor Seals
Replaced Brake Vacuum Pump
Synthetic Oil change service, drain oil and replace filter with premium filter. Lubricate and inspect chassis if applicable. Inspect air filter. Top off fluid levels. Inspect tires and inflate to specification. Refill crankcase with premium grade oil. Road tested vehicle, recheck oil level.
Mounted 4 new tires, install new valve stem, inflate to proper air pressure and computer spin balance tire.
With the Mini still capable of generating smiles on both owners and passersby, the completely new 2007 Mini Cooper replaced the first generation model and displays the same insouciant appearance and offers the same fun-loving performance.
|Engine||4Cyl 1.6L Turbo|