Just as the dust began to settle after Mini lost to Porsche in a highly anticipated race, Mini has just announced updates for the 2011 Mini Cooper. The BMW-owned brand will make an array of exterior tweaks to better differentiate each model, and will also improve pedestrian protection.
For the 2011 Cooper S and John Cooper Works models, Mini will add integrated ducts on the fascia and slightly more aggressive appearance overall to make the cars a little more sporty, and a little less cute. Options include new reflector headlamps that were previously only available on the 50th anniversary Camden model at dealers like Mini Dealership Bridgeport.
The interior won’t change much, but the Cooper will receive a high-res screen in the central speedometer that provides information on any external devices that are plugged-in via the on board USB port.
Under the hood, the 2011 Cooper will receive the updates engines that were announced several months ago, including a 122 horsepower base unit and a 180 horsepower turbocharged unit.
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