Topping out at 149 MPH, the 2013 MINI Coupe Cannot Come to Dealerships Fast Enough

2013 MINI CoupeYou may not be Jürgen Schmarl. And you may not be the 2012 MINI Trophy Champion. You may not even be a contestant in the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance Race. But, you could, however, feel as if you are any of these by owning the 2013 MINI Coupe.

Dealerships across the country are waiting in anticipation for the arrival of the 2013 MINI Coupe. For such a small car, it has created quite the hype. It truly is a standard-setter in the segment of premium small-cars.

The 2013 MINI Coupe offers three different trims—the Cooper, Cooper S, and John Cooper Works—each with a 1.6-liter engine, delivering anywhere from 121- to 208-horsepower and 121 to 192 lb-ft. of torque. The Cooper S and the John Cooper Works both have a turbocharged engine. In addition, there is the option between a six-speed manual or automatic transmission, available for the first time on the John Cooper Works.

Zero to 60 in 8.8 seconds, topping out at 149 miles per hour, and delivering 29 miles per gallon city and 37 miles per gallon highway, this two-passenger, two-door ride creates a Go-Kart feel, both on the racetrack and the every-day roads.

It is flashy yet athletic and offers precise handling, reliable stability, and a sporty interior.

To become a champion, the 38-year-old Austrian, Schmarl, would agree that it is all about the engineering of the car, down to the very last detail. Although you may not have the intention to win a race, the features of the 2013 MINI Coupe could still make you feel like a champion every day that you drive it.

And, maybe you’re not concerned with aerodynamics and weight distribution to optimize the speed at which you take corners on the track. However, such attributes of the 2013 MINI Coupe could contribute to the safety and performance of your ride.

MINI of Pittsburgh is anxiously anticipating the arrival of the 2013 MINI Coupe at their Pennsylvania dealership located on 4900 Baum Blvd. Interested buyers may call ahead at 877.299.9045 to schedule a test drive.

MINI Cooper Coupe Makes KBB’s List of Top 10 Head Turners of 2012

With a funky exterior and nimble handling, it’s easy to see why the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe made Kelley Blue Book’s like of the Top 10 Head Turners of 2012. The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is now available at MINI of Pittsburgh.

The MINI Cooper Coupe was all-new for the 2012 model year. This two-door two-passenger coupe offers the driving dynamics that are uniquely MINI with a smaller, sportier feel. The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is available in three trim levels: Base, S, and John Cooper Works.

The Base Coupe features a 4-cylinder engine with 121-hp@6000 RPM. The Base trim gets exceptional fuel economy with estimated rating of 29 city/37 highway MPG. Standard equipment includes a trip computer, adjustable steering wheel with mounted controls, keyless start, intermittent wipers, and cruise control. In addition, HD radio, auxiliary audio input, and MP3 player come ready to use.

The S Coupe delivers a little more jolt under the hood with a 4-cylinder, 181-hp@5500 RPM engine. The S Coupe boasts fog lamps, leather wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, power steering, front floor mats, and vehicle anti-theft system.

The John Cooper Works Coupe provides the most powerful engine on the 2012 Cooper Coupe with a 4-cylinder 208-hp@6000 RPM engine. Leather seats, HD radio, keyless start, power driver mirror, and a rear spoiler are just a few of the standard features on the most luxurious trim of the Cooper Coupe lineup.

The eye-catching exterior of the MINI Cooper Coupe is what really sets it apart from any other vehicle on the road today. The integral roof spoiler and wing that deploy from its trunk lid convey a very futuristic style. The unique ‘helmet’ roof and hatch-style decklid create a compact feel with an aggressive appearance.

The 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe is now available at MINI of Pittsburgh. Stop by and see us today or visit to view our inventory.

MINI Countryman Coupe on Sale Early Next Year as 2013 Model

It’s what MINI calls ‘the world’s first premium miniature SUV coupe’. At the 2011 Detroit auto show, the MINI Paceman cruised in as a two-door version of MINI’s Countryman crossover. Since then, the Paceman concept car has evolved into the production-ready Countryman Coupe. At the 2012 Paris Auto Show, the Paceman showed up with a name change and the confirmation of sales in 2013.

Projected to have the drivetrain, 6-speed gearbox and 4-cylinder engine of the current 5-door Countryman, the Countryman Coupe will most likely sport the same 208 horsepower as its predecessor. A peppy John Cooper Works version of the Countryman Coupe will also be available, with a 1.6-liter twin-scroll engine turbocharged with 211 horses. The MINI Countryman Coupe sends all of this power to MINI’s exclusive AL4 all-wheel drive system (an option for front-wheel-drive will be available). As with all MINI cars, the electric speed-sensitive steering module will provide excellent handling and agility.

A unique back-end, alternate bumper and redesigned taillights will separate the two-door Countryman Coupe from the previous Paceman concept car design. Differences between the original Countryman and Countryman Coupe are significant. Aside from the 2-door design, the Countryman Coupe is a full inch shorter than the Countryman, creating more of a ‘horizontal’ design.

The cockpit of the Countryman Coupe is expected to have front leather sport seats and upscale materials coating the interior. Details on the technology and options available for the cabin have yet to be announced. Expectations are that the backseat should offer the same generous legroom that the original Countryman had to offer.

The Countryman Coupe will start worldwide sales in early 2013, with 20,000 models expected to come to the market. The Countryman Coupe will be MINI’s 8th production car, coming off the heels of the MINI Coupe and Roadster.

The new MINI Countryman Coupe will be available at MINI of Pittsburgh in 2013. Call us for arrival information, or visit our online inventory for our current selection of new MINI cars.

We got one!!! Check out the First MINI Coupe at MINI of Pittsburgh

Its official!  MINI of Pittsburgh proudly has a MINI Coupe on its lot!  The Coupe is a gorgeous blue color, fast, and AWESOME!  We could not be happier to have one on our lot considering they are not coming to dealerships until October.

The MINI Coupe is the brand new two-seater from MINI that guns around corners like a golf-cart with some serious speed.  The handling and speed combination of the Coupe is a brand new experience for MINI vehicles that enthusiasts can’t wait to try out.

You’ll love not only the driving experience of the Coupe but also the fuel efficiency.  The MINI Coupe pulls in 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.  The Coupe is an amazing driving experience AND avoids trips to the gas station!

MINI of Pittsburgh is accepting pre-orders so please stop in and pre-order your Coupe and check a glimpse of our Coupe on the lot before its gone!

MINI Coupe Ready for Showcasing at 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA)

Considered one of the biggest auto shows in the world, the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) is poised for another year of the latest and greatest displays in the auto industry.  Just two years ago, the MINI Coupe took the stage as a concept car that wowed visitors to the show.

In 2011, the MINI Coupe is a reality and being produced by MINI for an October release.  The MINI Coupe will be on full display for visitors at the IAA and is ready for the attention.  The auto show takes place from September 15-25 in Frankfurt, Germany.

The two-seater MINI was a complete new dimension for MINI and one that has been met with great optimism by MINI enthusiasts.  The MINI Coupe offers a sporty drive that handles like a go-kart.  The super agile MINI Coupe gives drives a quick car that can take corners like a champ but still holds your luggage for a trip.

The MINI Coupe also is fuel efficient, grabbing 37 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city.  Drivers can go 488 miles on a single tank or Pittsburgh to Chicago, for example.

The MINI Coupe comes in three available versions, the Cooper Coupe (121 hp), Cooper S Coupe (181 hp), and John Cooper Works Coupe (208 hp).  The MINI Yours collection offers plenty of options and accessories to customize each Coupe to their driver.

MINI Coupes are currently available for preorder at MINI of Pittsburgh.