TodayApril 16, 2022

2012 MINI Cooper Coupe and MINI maniacs

MINI Maniacs

Nashville, TN – Watch the video as we traverse Nashville as only MINI can do. And, of course, we have to run into MINI maniacs, I mean fans.

The MINI Coupe is the first two-seater in the MINI ranks. The new model further increases the variety within the brand’s vehicle lineup and, at the same time, offers customers a depth of driving fun unmatched by any rival in the small car segment. The fifth model of the new MINI generation to wear the British brands’ famous badge represents a reinterpretation of the super-compact sports car category.

The alphabet soup of engineering handling technologies, namely DSC (Dynamic Stability Control) standard, DTC (Dynamic Traction Control) with EDLC (Electronic Differential Lock Control) optional on MCC but standard on the top of the line MINI John Cooper Works Coupe, come inherited from parent company BMW Group. All this clever software electronic connection translates to a handling backbone that sticks to the road with ease, confidence, and safety. The MCC suspension and body structure have been modified from the MINI hardtop to compliment the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe unique stance and shape. This body structure includes the interior’s “helmet roof”, scalloped for 6’4″ motorists such as myself. I think there was room for a helmet on me too.

Watch the car in action as Davis Adams, freelance journalist and Jim McDowell talk about the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe.

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.