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Mini Cooper S R53


Mini Cooper S come after Mini One and Mini Cooper R50. The first introduction to Mini Cooper S was in 2002. An “S” added to the Cooper name means a sportier and more powerful version of MINI. These criteria is just same as the classic Mini Cooper S. The Cooper S has 2 types in MINI first generation/MK I Hatchback, which is Pre-facelift for model year 2002 – 2004, and facelift July 2004 – 2006. Both of this model years are known as R53 for the R-series.

Specialty of Mini Cooper S

  • Mini Cooper S come with supercharge engine.
  • Power boost (for facelift Cooper S)
  • A better gear ratio than the One and Cooper.
  • The battery was placed into the rear of the car as the supercharger has taken the battery space in front.
  • This car come with run flat tyres as there are no space for spare tyre.
  • Double exhaust.

MINI Cooper S did not have much changes from pre-facelift to facelift, it did not change as dramatically as the One and Cooper during July 2004 updates. The differences for Cooper S pre-facelift and facelift that can be spotted by professional “MINI eye” are the grille surround as well as the lights. Mini Cooper R53 facelift has received a small power boost and the gear ratios have been revised during July 2004 changes. Also, the Cooper S is available in Mini Convertible model.

Mini Cooper S Pre-facelift R53 (2002 – 2004)

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More details and photos: Yellow Mini Cooper S R53

Mini Cooper S Facelift R53 (2004 – 2006)
Note that the grille surround, headlights, and rear lights was changed and different from the pre-facelift model.

Mini Cooper S R53 – General information
Model: Mini Cooper S
Year: 2002 – 2006
Category: Powerfull sports car
Main features, safety and ecconomy
Engine size: 1598 ccm (97.51 cubic inches)
Fuel type: Gasoline, unleaded 95 (see also Gasoline
Price History
Fuel city driving: 9.4 litres/100 km (25.00 miles per gallon)
Fuel mixed driving: 8.4 litres/100 km (28.00 miles per gallon)
Fuel highway driving: 7.4 litres/100 km (32.00 miles per gallon)
Seats: 5
Drive: Front wheels
Transmission: Manual, 6-speed
Airbags: 6. Front airbags. Optional side air bags.
Engine and transmission
Engine location: Front, transverse
Displacement: 1598 ccm (97.51 cubic inches)
Engine type: Inline, 4 cylinder
Max power: 170.7 PS (126 kW or 168 HP) at 6000 Rev. per min.
Max torque: 210.00 Nm (21.4 kgf-m or 154.9 ft.lbs) at 4000 Rev. per min.
Compression: 8.3:1
Bore x stroke: 77.0 x 85.8 mm (3.0 x 3.4 inches)
Fuel system: Injection
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: Overhead cam (OHC)
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: Manual, 6-speed
Speed and acceleration
Top speed: 218.0 km/h (135.5 mph)
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 7.4 seconds
Power/weight ratio: 0.1407 PS/kg
Exterior and interior
Chassis type: Hatchback
Max no. of doors: 2
Leg room front: 1060 mm (41.7 inches)
Passenger space: 2180 litres (576 gallons)
Cargo space: 150 litres (40 gallons)
Optional cargo space: 670 litres (177 gallons)
Aerodynamic dragcoefisient: 0.3
Steering, brakes and tires
Turn circle: 11 m (448.8 inches)
Front brakes: Ventilated disks
Rear brakes: Disks
Brake details: Antiblocking system (ABS). ABS ABS
Front tire dimensions: 195/55R16V
Rear tire dimensions: 195/55R16V
Front suspension: Independent
Rear suspension: Independent
Dimensions and weight
Weight: 1215 kg (2,678.6 pounds)
Max weight with load: 1570 kg (3,461.3 pounds)
Towing weight: 650 kg (1,433.0 pounds)
Overall length: 3660 mm (144.1 inches)
Overall width: 1690 mm (66.5 inches)
Overall height: 1420 mm (55.9 inches)
Ground clearance: 130 mm (5.1 inches)
Wheelbase: 2470 mm (97.2 inches)
Fuel capacity: 50.0 litres (13.21 gallons)
Aprox price as new USD: 20940
Aprox price as new EUR: 20430

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