Hello there guys. I am new to this forum and i wanted to ask for some advice. Im looking to buy a mini cooper s and was wondering what year model i should go for? What seems to be the most reliable of all the S models and well built? Some help would be apprciated. Thanks
Cooper S models built July 2004 through November 2006 will have the 5th generation Eaton supercharger which provided 7 more horsepower and ft-lb of torque, and have transmission gear ratios which provided slightly better acceleration than earlier models. The power steering pumps on February 2005 builds onward were also improved. Other than that there's not much difference between early and late models.
Note: any Cooper S with the JCW Engine Tuning Kit will have the 5th generation Eaton supercharger.
The 2nd Gen MCS with the turbocharged N14 engine has had lots of problems, but since this is a 1st Gen forum I assumed you were asking about a 1st Gen MCS which has a less efficient but almost bullet-proof supercharged Tritec engine.
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