Mini News MINI 2014 F56 Hardtop Configurator Live

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  1. Nathan

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    #1 Nathan, Jan 30, 2014
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    You can now create your own F56 Hardtop

    Hardtop

    This is the one I created...

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  2. cct1

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    Saw on the site, top speed 146 MPH...

    Maybe downhill from the top of Mount Everest, but unless they've done something dramatic to the aero, I'm scratching my head on that one. Getting near 150 MPH is the holy grail in the MINI.

    For my tastes, I can't make the F56 S look decent, the grill just kills it. The base looks quite a bit better than the S...

    Forgot how much fun it was to play with the configurator, thanks for posting it.
     
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    Just built a very bare bones justa and it was like 28,000+ that's crazy! All that nanny crap is ala cart, have to try one with all the bells and whistles, that outta be outrageously priced too!
     
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    #4 MrCooperS, Jan 30, 2014
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    Agreed!
     
  5. Crashton

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    I can't find the bumper & taillight delete package. :confused5:
     
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    Found it for you! It's right here.
     
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    Ok, 30,500 for a built TTB's justa! Ouch!
     
  8. eMINIparts

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    I have built like 6 , Justa playing with options and colors.....The Kool-aide taste great...Im starting to really like Volcanic Orange....:cornut:

    Hope to see one in person soon.....:D
     
  9. Dave.0

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    Don't worry ALTA will make a JDM one that almost fits with 10 vents, LEDs.
     
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    Not sure what the 0-60 mph time value is for the S I just built...

    But I got from $0-32,595 in 6.1 seconds!!!

    yeesh

    pac:D
     
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    Nathan, At least you choose the right color.:drool
     
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    I don't understand your thinking. I've had my R56S to 143 with no mods. Throw a 2.0 I'm sure it would reach it
     
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    It's not linear, it's exponential, and the wall is 145 mph. A linear increase in HP isn't enough to break through it; it takes more HP at higher speeds to accelerate because of the aero. That in a nutshell is where I am coming from; there is a reason 150MPH is extremely difficult in MINIs with much more HP than the F56.
     
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    The drag coefficient on the F56 is much lower than an R53. Something like .28 for the F56 and .50 for the R53.

    It's a slipperier brick now.
     
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    So going back to my previous post, they have done something dramatic to the aero. The 145 brick wall looks higher now--they did good there.
     
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    Edit: Disregard, I see Nathan already replied with the answer.
     
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    So, am I nuts, I find the 3 cyl. turbo Cooper intriguing, now if I can speck it to 25K with a few bells and whistles. :) :)

    I would even opt for the 6 speed...... But must have the sports seats. :)

    Don

    I do like the classic green and white like Nathan has configured.
     
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    Then you will be "Justa old81". :)
     
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    To answer you question of course you are nuts. :wink:

    I find the 3 pot turbo intriguing too. It may take time, but I may get used to the looks give enough time & beer.

    :beer:beer:beer:beer:beer:beer
     
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    Figures I've found (at automobile-catalog.com - no idea how accurate they are) say 0.28 for the Cooper and 0.31 for the Cooper S. Since the cross-sectional area won't be much different, if at all, it's yet another demonstration that a combination of wider tyres and more engine cooling air (and hence more internal drag) make a big difference to drag - a 10% increase. This is quite usual for bigger-engined variants of the same model.

    A Cd of 0.28 is pretty clever with that upright windscreen, so even if BMW aren't clever enough to cut weight, at least they are good at cutting drag.
     

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