The 2003 Mini Cooper S is the sport version of a long sought
rebirth of an old favourite. However, the new Mini bears
little resemblance to its origins when you look in below
the surface. The old Mini had 34 hp while the Cooper S has
a whopping 163, making it a bit of a rocket.
Awesome styling is a key ingredient however, for this new
breed of Mini and details like available flags for the roof
and sophisticated exterior design ability mean the consumer
can really become involved in an interactive process.
The 2003 Mini Cooper S has one basic trim level that offers
and assortment of features. However, various enhancement
packages allow the buyer to add a variety of focussed add-ons.
The 2003 Mini Cooper S, a sport version of this car, has
some racy details and interior touches as standard equipment.
For example, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and the rear
spoiler is standard as are 6-way adjustable sports seats
with leatherette upholstery and a special alloy patina trim.
To add to this though, a Premium Luxury package is available
that includes a power sunroof and automatic climate control.
Leather Upholstery is also available as an option along
with heated seats as part of a Cold Weather package.
The audio system has a few grades and available enhancements
A trunk mounted 6-disc changer can be installed in support
of the premium audio system.
The 2003 Mini Cooper S has exterior styling that has really
led the charge for its commercial success. Without so successfully
hitting the mark on the aesthetics, the results wouldn't
have been nearly as good, Details like the front hood racing
stripes and sharp roof contrast colours are a big part of
that success. The success of the roof flags is an example
of their inspired styling strategy. In response to the success
of the original Union Jack and Stars and Stripes, Three
new flags have been brought in; the Canadian Maple Leaf,
the Scottish Cross of St Andrew and the English Cross of
The 2003 Mini Cooper S has a supercharged 1.6-liter dohc
4-cyl with a smoking 163 hp at 6000 rpm and 155 lb-ft of
torque at 4000. This is teamed with a 6-speed manual transmission.
With its low center of gravity, rigid sport suspension and
16.5-inch run-flat racing tires, the Mini S has razor-sharp
racer handling with minimal lean.
Also available on the Mini Cooper S, all-season traction
control and drive-by-wire electronic throttle control can
be selected as stand alone item or they can be enhanced
further by a sport package that includes many performance
and handling technologies at once.
Safety and Security
A Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system leads the safety
portfolio but extensive airbag technology is also in place
and is comprised of dual front airbags, front side airbags
and side head-protection airbags. Antilock 4-wheel disc
brakes, a tire-pressure monitor and daytime running lights
are all standard.
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