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Old Aug 19th, 2004, 09:17 PM
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What does the "S" stand for in Cooper S ?

Do we have a definitive answer to this age-old question? (I promise that I already searched for this in the forums...couldn't find it anywhere)

For the longest time, I've thought that it never really stood for ANYthing. I'm now coming up against a severe pocket of resistance that thinks it stands for "supercharged".

For the application of this trivia tidbit I have planned, the word from MINIUSA will be considered the "official" source.

Until doubt was cast on my view of the matter, I would have sworn that I had seen documentation FROM MINIUSA to the effect that the "S" doesn't stand for anything.

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BMW & MINI have said it once before and will say it again and again. The S does not mean anything. The liked the design of the S because it looked like a sweeping road. Anyway it can be interepted as Sport or Supercharged. But it means nothing.

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On the original, John Cooper couldnt decide whether to call it Super or Special, so he went for both, and chose S. Well, something like that anyway


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Quote: Originally Posted by stillthewhizz
BMW & MINI have said it once before and will say it again and again. The S does not mean anything. The liked the design of the S because it looked like a sweeping road. Anyway it can be interepted as Sport or Supercharged. But it means nothing.

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The "S" can't mean supercharged since the original Mini Cooper S wasn't supercharged. Closest it can be is probably "sport". But I think it really doesn't stand for anything, just something to tack on at the end to distinguish it.

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Quote: Originally Posted by gtt19
Do we have a definitive answer to this age-old question? (I promise that I already searched for this in the forums...couldn't find it anywhere)

For the longest time, I've thought that it never really stood for ANYthing. I'm now coming up against a severe pocket of resistance that thinks it stands for "supercharged".

For the application of this trivia tidbit I have planned, the word from MINIUSA will be considered the "official" source.

Until doubt was cast on my view of the matter, I would have sworn that I had seen documentation FROM MINIUSA to the effect that the "S" doesn't stand for anything.

Help, as always, is immensely appreciated! Thanks in advance!

If someone thinks that 'S' stands for supercharger, then they'll have to change their opinion when the supercharger is replaced by a turbocharger in the next engine. Or will MINI call it a 'T'. Hardly think so.
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LMAO restyle!!! I like the bit about the "knob"

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Most (almost all) of the books and documents I've seen on the Minis past show the original Cooper S was S for Special. There was a "Super" but that's something else. I've also seen it called Cooper Sport by those who were around "at the time". I would say Special is the most accurate and widely quoted definition.
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Most (almost all) of the books and documents I've seen on the Minis past show the original Cooper S was S for Special. There was a "Super" but that's something else. I've also seen it called Cooper Sport by those who were around "at the time". I would say Special is the most accurate and widely quoted definition.


Is that because it's very "special" at getting stuck on slippery grass verges??
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Is that because it's very "special" at getting stuck on slippery grass verges??

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