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2011 Mini Cooper S

$12,998* 54K Miles

CarMax West Broad Free shipping • VA to VA

Key Features
Cold Weather Package, Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Front Seat Heaters
Location: CarMax West Broad in Richmond, Virginia 23060
Description: Used 2011 Mini Cooper S for sale - $12,998, 53,430 miles with Cold Weather Package, Run Flat Tires, Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, Front Seat Heaters
Transmission: Manual 6 Speed Color:Gray Interior Color: Black Average Vehicle Review: (4.617 reviews) Fun factor is off the charts. I bought this car for my wife, who commutes to a part-time job. We already have two other vehicles, so practicality wasn't a concern. She decided she wanted a small convertible and after reading a lot of reviews, this is what we chose. We've had it four months now with no issues. I understand maintenance can be costly on these, but we haven't had a single issue. It gets decent mileage (it would get great mileage but it's so much fun to step on the gas in this thing), it's comfortable, and it is the most fun car I've ever driven, hands down. It has surprising room for the driver and passenger, but the backseat is only good for two mid-size passengers and even then, only for short distances.

About The Mini Cooper S

Vehicle Summary

The Mini Cooper S is the car for you if you like a vehicle with a strong personality. It's fun to drive, versatile, and a colorful reminder that commuting to work or school doesn't have to be boring. Originally for sale as the performance trim of the Mini Cooper two-door hatchback, it has grown — along with the Mini Cooper line — to include a convertible, a four-door hatch, the Clubman SUV, and the Countryman Wagon. Despite only one or two major revisions across almost 20 years, the Mini Cooper S has remained a relevant and fresh choice if you're looking for practical fun packed in an expressive package. 

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Q: Are Mini Cooper S vehicles turbo or supercharged?

A: Since the 2007 model year, all Mini Cooper S vehicles have been turbocharged. But that hasn't always been the case: new Mini Cooper S models for sale from 2006 and before are supercharged. 

Q: What does the S in Mini Cooper S stand for?

A: It depends on who you ask, but the general consensus is that the S stands for “sport," used to differentiate the base Mini Cooper from the more powerful Cooper S. Many enthusiasts claim that the famed John Cooper named the S for a one-off racing model. That said, it's clear the “S" doesn't stand for Supercharged or Special. We'll go with a lowercase “sport" in honor of the enduring automotive mystery. 

Q: What kind of mileage does the Mini Cooper S get?

A: Generally, Mini Cooper S mpg ratings stay within the high 20s to low 30s — with manual transmission cutting it short by one or two miles. More specifically, the EPA has estimated the 2018 Mini Cooper S hardtop two-door, with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and automatic transmission, at 25 city, 32 highway, and 28 combined mpg.1 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Mini Cooper S Trim Configurations

As the performance trim of the Mini Cooper, there have been three generations of the Mini Cooper S hatch for sale: The first generation (2000–2006), second generation (2007–2013), and the present generation, which debuted for the 2014 model year. Since the second generation began in 2007, the Mini Cooper S has used a turbocharged engine to provide more power to the lineup of Mini Cooper vehicles. Today that spans all Mini Cooper vehicle types: the two-door hatch, four-door hatch, convertible, Clubman SUV, and Countryman Wagon. 

Second Generation Mini Cooper S (2007–2013)

2007: Notable for the shift away from super to turbocharged, the second-generation Mini Cooper S features a 1.6L four-cylinder engine, turbocharged for 172 hp. As with the base Mini Cooper, the S model offers a standard six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission as optional. The Mini Cooper S also comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension, sport exhaust system, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Exterior details include a black grille, hood scoop, rear bumper insets, and a rear spoiler wing. 

2008–2009: The Mini Clubman S debuted in 2008 with the same 172-hp engine and standard six-speed manual transmission. Exterior differences were similar to 2007, including fog lights, black grille, hood scoop, and rear spoiler wing. 

2011: As part of a revamp, the 2011 Mini Cooper S gets a power bump to 181 hp and 192 lb.-ft. of torque. Also in 2011, the Mini Countryman S debuted with the same power upgrade. Additional features on the Countryman S includes an extra opening on the grille to facilitate cold air intake. 

Third Generation Mini Cooper S (2014–Present)

2014: For the third and most recent generation, the Mini Cooper S sports a 2.0L turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 189 hp and 207 lb.-ft. of torque. Standard equipment on the Cooper S includes sport seats, fog lights, a sport-tuned suspension, and 16-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires. All Mini Coopers get fabric seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth®, six-speaker audio system, USB/iPod interface and auxiliary jack, and 15-inch alloy wheels. 

2018: All Mini Coopers add a standard rear-view camera for the 2018 model year.

Mini Cooper S vs. Other Cars

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 VW GTI

What could be better than two hatchbacks meant to please enthusiasts around the world? Not much. In this case, VW's erstwhile rocket, the GTI is very similar to the Mini Cooper S . Both are powered by turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engines — but the VW manages substantially more power at 220 hp. Fuel economy ratings are similar however, the EPA rates the 2018 VW GTI at an estimated 25 city, 33 highway, and 28 combined mpg when equipped with manual transmission and the 2.0L engine.1 The Mini Cooper sips fuel at an EPA-estimated 23 city, 32 highway, and 26 combined (when equipped with manual transmission and the 2.0L engine).1 

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Few vehicles can drive better than the Mini Cooper S. The MX-5 Miata gives the Mini Cooper S a run for the money. Simply put, you can't go wrong if you're comparing these two fun-to-drive champs. The difference? Starting with power, Mazda is all about keeping things lean and light with the Miata's 2,300 lb. curb weight, 155-hp engine, and rear-wheel drive. The Mini Cooper S, on the other hand, has steadily muscled up to feature a 2.0L 189-hp engine. A 2018 Mini Cooper S 2-Door hatch weighs in at 2,760 lbs., all in front-wheel-drive configuration. 

2018 Mini Cooper S vs. 2018 Ford Fiesta ST

Some would say that the Ford Fiesta ST is what the Mini Cooper used to be, back in the first-generation days when the Mini was the talk of the town. Now it's more refined and powerful, while Ford offers a hot hatch with an edgy personality. Indeed, the 2018 Fiesta ST wins the power battle, squeezing 197 hp from its 1.6L Ecoboost® four-cylinder engine while the 2018 Mini Cooper S makes 189 hp from a 2.0L four-cylinder. 

1 Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See for details.

Reviews for Mini Cooper

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5(495 reviews)

Great small but reliable and cool car

Pros: - Saves a lot of gas (I drive aprox 45 miles pr day so that makes me very happy) - Agile car to drive in traffic - feels solid and stable (You feel safe in case of a collision) Cons: - Expensive maintenance (If you need to make a repairment it will be costly) In my case it was worthy...

- Ivan Carlos, 2010 Mini Cooper

Great GO KART and Daily Driver

Both my wife and I fell in love with this car. We have a 2008 Cooper Clubman S. Given its light weight, small size and turbo engine it performs well. It can be used as a daily driver given its gas economy. It really is the best of both worlds. Do get the S rather than the standard as we drove both and noticed a significant performance difference between the two models Pros- Performance, Really fun to drive (like a go kart). gas economy, clubman has decent storage room and rear leg room, both versions have decent front leg room, due to the fact that minis are customized you'll be hard pressed to find two of a kind Cons- rough ride (we have the 18 inch rims which adds to the roughness), the turbo lag is very noticable in the older models (our 2008 is noticable), BIGGEST ONE CON IS THE COST OF SERVICING THIS VEHICLE so do your homework on what it will cost to own this puppy after you drive it off the lot.

- Al from the IE, 2008 Mini Cooper

Super fun to drive car with great MPG

Most fun car I have owned to date. I also own a 1986 BMW 325 with a 2.7 stroker motor and 2000 328Ci and it blows both of them out of the water. The turbo provides a fantastic amount of power to the front wheels. I didn't anticipate liking fwd but with the limited slip differential my car has it really pulls through turns. 180 hp and 180 tq in a small hatchback is loads of fun. 6 speed transmission. Very economical on gas, averaging 35 mpg. I'm 6'1" and there is still extra headroom.

- Billy Boyer, 2009 Mini Cooper

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