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KBB Expert Ratings Countdown: MINI

Posted 7/17/2013 12:18 PM
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The fifth new model to be spun from the current Mini platform, the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe is billed as the quickest, fastest, most agile iteration ever. In addition to being the firm's first-ever 2-seat offering, the new Cooper Coupe is also the most distinctively styled. Sharing many basic mechanical and powertrain components with its siblings, as well as the established Mini Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works performance hierarchy, the new Coupe arrives on the scene as an admitted niche player. Its mission is to reach both current Mini owners as well as conquest other young, adventurous, single and mostly male buyers seeking a lower-priced alternative to cars like the Audi TT Coupe, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class and Porsche Cayman.