Both Cooper and Cooper S come with 6 speed manual as standard and 6 speed auto(with shift paddles behind steering wheel) as option.
The difference between Mini Cooper and Mini Cooper S for the current models (R56 since 2007)
-New turbocharged engine
inside Cooper S -Sport setting such as stiffer suspension
and bigger rim
Twin scroll turbocharged 1.6L engine
-Developed by BMW
-Produces 128kW (175hp) of power and 260Nm of torque.
-Replaces the supercharged engine(163hp) inside previous cooper s(R53).
-Takes 7.1 seconds from 0-100km (manual transmission) : makes Cooper S into a sporty hatch.
Bigger than 16-inch rims with run-flat tyres
-Able to run up to 150 kilometers at speed of 80km/hr when the tyre is completely flat.
-The spare tyre is no longer needed in the car thus reduce the car weight.
-Noisier and rougher ride than regular tyres.
Size of Mini
-4 Seat hatchback but not practical for moving more than 2 people due to poor head and leg space at the back seat.
Speed and Control
-Low and fast
-With the powerful engine producing maximum torque from 1600rp, overtaking and cornering are extremely fast and pleasant.
-1.2 turns clockwise and anticlockwise
More models of Mini
1.Mini Cooper S JCW (141kW or 192 hp)
2.Mini Cooper S
3.Mini Cooper S Cabrio
5.Mini Cooper Cabrio
7.Mini Clubman S JCW
8.Mini Clubman S