Yes a turbo compensates for altitude - the boost control takes care of that.On 18-07-2001 15:29 BruceK wrote:
Mr. Bill, you want the 6 speed gearbox and you drive in the mountains? Hmmmm... Sounds like a Cooper S would do the trick.
I understand that a turbocharger, because of the wastegate, is unaffected by higher altitudes, and pumps up the boost to give the same performance as at sea level. I would think that the supercharger in the Cooper S would almost do the same trick, wouldn\'t it? (I\'m sure I someone will set me straight on this.....)
I\'m really surprised that an insurance agent would know anything at all about models that are more than 7 months away. Is the higher premium on the S just based upon the word \"supercharger\" or do you think BMW has actually released MINI information to insurance companies in the US?On 19-07-2001 1:38 mr.bill wrote:
..... My insurance agent said the Cooper S is classified as a \"sports sedan\" and carries a higher premium than the standard model.....
50 to 100 would be an interesting number. All I can say is that the S is not very fast out of the hole, mainly due to gearing and not much low-rpm power available. It's not till you get to the middle of second gear (maybe 40mph or so) that it really starts to cook. For this reason, the published 0-60 and standing quarter mile times, in my opinion, don't really tell the whole story.UCSDxB0i said:Ok now that many of you have one... whats the real acceleration time? has anyone really tested it? and what about high speed acceleration? like 50 to 100mph?
Really?!ches said:It's not till you get to the middle of second gear (maybe 40mph or so) that it really starts to cook.