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2011-10-07 12:05

POWER COUPE: Mini's Coupe will be launched in South Africa in 2012.

BMW SA showed off a few new models in a rapidly expanding Mini range including the Mini Coupe – for the first time in Africa – at the Johannesburg International Motor Show.

Taking its driving fun to another level, five models now carry the Mini badge following its recent expansion to appeal to various Minimaniacs along with the high level of customisation available to buyers.

Headlining the bigger Mini attack is the two-seater Coupe that recently debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt auto show. Available at launch with three engine variants - 90kW Cooper, 135kW Cooper S and the 155kW John Cooper Works – Coupe models are equipped with bespoke suspension arrangements and aerodynamic adjustments to further enhance the driving experience.


Mini describes the Coupe as its first model to adopt a classic three-box profile (it isn't of course, the original Mini had a three-box model in the 1960's).

The Mini Coupe is displayed alongside the Paceman Concept, described as being the “masculine” addition to the range. Based on the Countryman platform, the four-seater concept is described as a sports activity coupe and shares its increased ground clearance and raised seating position.

Along with the new and proposed additions to the Mini family, the latest range of Mini Yours products and Mini accessories (for the cars, this time) will also be on display at the Johannesburg International Motor Show until October 16, 2011.

Read more about the 2011 Johannesburg International Motor Show.


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