R53 Cooper S is powered by a 1.6-liter engine that produces 168 hp and 210 Nm of torque. Mated with a six-speed manual transmission, the engine is highly fuel efficient with an estimated fuel economy of 25/28/30 mpg. The car sits five adult comfortably and it travels in style. Inside, it features black leather seat, panoramic sunroof, and six front airbags as standard safety features. This yellow Mini Cooper S looks cute when it stand still but it accelerates fearlessly from 0 to 62 mph in 7.4 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph.
Some Mini owners, like Michael of Klamath Falls, Ore., have reported fires in connection with power steering problems: "Parked to have dinner with mother-in-law at retirement home, next thing I hear is someone calling out, does anyone own a yellow Mini Cooper, it's on fire."
Two ladies from Indiana decorated their yellow Mini Cooper to include Minions from the movie "Despicable Me." Another motorist had a custom painted decal on his cream-colored Mini of a British flag wrapped around the hood. A lot of people walking around were talking about the only pink-colored Mini out of the 1,319 that made the trip. And a handful of owners installed a car-length decal of the Mackinac Bridge on their driver's side to advertise the Mini on the Mack event.