MINI Cooper

The MINI is a two-door hatchback passenger car introduced into the United States in 2001 by BMW Motors. It is a heavily updated model based on the original Mini produced in England starting in 1959. The car is still manufactured in Oxford, England. The MINI seats four people (two in the front, two in back). The two rear seats can fold down to increase cargo capacity to 24 cf. It burns 3.1 gallons of gasoline per hour. Visibility is good.


Subassemblies: Body +3, 4 wheels -1.

Powertrain: 88.5-kW improved wheeled drivetrain with 88.5-kW improved standard gasoline engine, 2,000-kWs lead acid battery.

Fuel: 13.2 gallons gasoline (Fire 11).

Occupancy: 1 NCS, 1 NPS, 2 CPS.

Cargo: 5.7 cf.


Armor F RL B T U

All: 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Body: Receive-only radio; sound system; airbags (NCS and NPS); 4-man environmental control.



Size: 12'x5.5'x4.25' Payload: 0.5 tons Lwt.: 1.62 tons

Volume: 244 cf. Maint.: 159 hours Price: $15,928


HT: 12. HPs: 183 Body, 18 each Wheel.


gSpeed: 95 gAccel: 6 gDecel: 15 gMR: 0.75 gSR: 4

Ground Pressure High. 1/6 Off-Road speed.


Design Notes:

Body is 244 cf; wheels are 24 cf. Structure is Light, Standard. It has improved brakes. Armor is cheap metal. Mechanical controls. Empty weight is 2,241 lbs. gSpeed unloaded with a single driver is 107 mph. List price for a 2008 model is $18,700.



The Cooper S includes a Luxury Interior. It is only available with a manual transmission. A soft-top convertible version is also available.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic