Believe it or not, this is a really great review.

>The suspension on the Cooper S is no longer race-car stiff. Seat-of-the-pants evaluation says the combination of a more comfortable ride and a 2.3-inch increase in the vehicle’s length mean its handling isn’t quite as sharp when pushed to the limits. But honestly, unless you’re strapped into a five-point harness and wearing a helmet, you’ll not miss the little bit of handling edge that was left on the table to make the new Cooper S less brutal for everyday use.

Of all the R56 reviews I have read so far, this one is the most honest and thorough. Follow the link for a video as well.

[ The Driver’s Seat ]