Mini's new Coupe to cost from £16,640

Mini has revealed that its new two-seater Coupe is to cost from £16,640 when it goes on sale later this year.

The fifth member of the new Mini family has been revealed for the first time in official pictures, and aims to be the sportiest of the range so far.Mini claims a "level of chassis quality unmatched in the small car segment" and that the range-topping John Cooper Works edition will be the fastest volume-produced Mini to date with a 0-62mph time of just 6.4 seconds.

While bearing a strong family resemblance to the rest of the Mini range, there are several strong differences to the upper half of the car, with the windscreen 13 degrees more sharply raked than on the hatchback, meaning the overall height is reduced by 29mm. Mini has ensured there will be no loss of headroom as a result though, with two oval-shaped bubbles positioned above the two seats to maximise space.

The sleek profile stretches out towards a pointed rear end, and aerodynamics are further enhanced by a spoiler that pops up at speeds above 50mph, although it can also be deployed manually via a button in the cabin.

Given its sporting intentions, it will perhaps surprise some that the Coupe is one of the more spacious Minis, with a luggage space of 280 litres that is 20 litres larger than the Clubman estate.

The Coupe comes with four different engine options – three petrol and one diesel. The 208bhp JCW should get to 149mph and claims 39.8mpg, while the Cooper S is not much slower with its 181bhp and 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds.

The entry level Cooper offers 120bhp and a 62mph sprint time of 9.0 seconds. The only diesel is the high powered 141bhp model, which manages a 7.9sec 0-62mph time as well as 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/km.

The price range goes from the £16,640 entry level to £23,795 for the JCW. It will make it to showrooms on 1 October this year.

Check out the launch video below, to see more of the Coupe in action:

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