Most of the noise is wind generated.... from moving through the air.....not from frightened passengers I hasten to add!stryder said:The MINI is very square, and the upright windshield just makes a fair amount of noise compared to a sleek car, like a true sports car, or a higher priced luxury car.
Anyway, I think the MINI's quiet, especilly given its price range, but it does get louder at higher speed. Nothing to really complain about.
The biggest culprits are the windscreen/shield and the mirrors.....
I can confirm that above 130mph the noise level does increase significantly, along with the whine from the supercharger!
As tested on the Nurburgring!