We pay a lot of attention to the R56 MCS. We pay some attention to the R56 Cooper. We even give some space to the R56 Cooper D, a car not available in the US. But what about the One?

Press.co.nz has us covered with a great review of the true “base” Cooper.

>Just 70kW, or 95 horsepower in old money, may not sound like very much, but original Cooper S owners in the ’60s would have wept with joy to have had access to such grunt, never mind a six-speed gearbox with which to stir it. They’d also have looked a little quizzically at the Mini One’s optional six-speed paddle-shift automatic, which adds $3000 to the car’s sticker price.

[ Base MINI the Best ] Press.co.nz