Monday, January 17, 2011
No more teaser photos and speculations as Mini came out today with the full press release of the 2007 Cooper & Cooper S versions. The two new models will make their world debut at the Paris Motor Show in September with sales commencing before the end of the year.
The high performance of the MINI Cooper S is also enhanced by advanced valve management -four valves per cylinder being operated by two overhead camshafts. The camshaft on the intake side comes with infinitely variable valve timing to manage both engine output and torque while minimising fuel consumption and emissions. The exhaust valves are sodium-filled in order to off-set the higher temperature loads typical of a turbochar
Active safety is ensured in critical situations by ABS anti-lock brakes, EBD Electronic Brake Force Distribution and CBC Cornering Brake Control as standard on both models. ASC+T Automatic Stability Control + Traction is standard on the MINI Cooper S with on-off control by the driver, and as an option DSC Dynamic Stability Control.
Included within the option of DSC is Hill Assist. This feature holds a manual MINI on the brake when setting off on a gradient to prevent it from rolling back.