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2007 Mini Cooper, Cooper S (Mk II - R56)

BMW has released official images of the 2007 Mini Cooper (Mk II aka R56). As previously reported, the car will be offered in Mini Cooper (120 horsepower) and Cooper S (175 horsepower) guise. Both cars are powered by a 1.6 liter four-cylinder engine. The Mini Cooper reaches its peak 120 horsepower output at 6,000 rpm and peak torque of 118 lb-ft at 4,250 rpm. It features Valvetronic technology for an added edge over the previous model. The turbocharged Cooper S makes 175 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, and peak torque of 177 lb-ft comes at just 1,600 rpm. While the 2.76-inch-longer exterior is mostly evolutionary, BMW describes the new interior as "revolutionary." For increased safety, curtain airbags now protect all passengers. Despite the car's increased measurements, its weight has been reduced by 192 lbs for the Cooper S manual, 72 lbs for the Cooper S auto, 181 lbs for the Cooper manual, and 49 lbs for the Cooper auto. More details are expected soon. For now, have a look at the gallery after the jump...