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Does anyone know the actual weight of a R53 Cooper S?

I have searched it but there is a lot of conflicting answers! Same say 1190kg, others say 1140kg

Not a huge difference I'll admit, but just trying to work out what one would weigh without rear seats and two front bucket seats...

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Officially I think it is 1140kg for the R53 S. Obviously this varies depending on your trim and options...

I looked into it, as I wanted to know how much different MINIs weighed. We have an R56 SD, and I expected to be quite a bit less agile compared to the R53. But after getting to know it, it actually handles better standard. Found out it only weighs 10kg more!


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Thanks all, just trying to work out what power R53 would compare to my 182 - so I can work out what power I'd need out of a Mini to be quicker if you get me

Isn't the official weight with a 70kg driver?
Oooh that would be interesting, brings it down to being more similar to a 182...if that's the case one at around 230/240 should go well!
 

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Thanks all, just trying to work out what power R53 would compare to my 182 - so I can work out what power I'd need out of a Mini to be quicker if you get me



Oooh that would be interesting, brings it down to being more similar to a 182...if that's the case one at around 230/240 should go well!

My last car was a 182 Trophy and my r53 jcw is definitely faster in a straight line! The Trophy felt more eager to corner and change direction but the MINI can hold its own.
Don't stress too much about power to weight because a decently powered diesel, such as a golf gtd, can keep up with either.
 

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Thread resurrection! I don't know of any figures for that, but I'd be interested to find out. I was looking at scales I could buy to check the weight and weight distribution at home, mainly to ensure I'm towing legally once I get a trailer.
 

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Try your local "public weigh bridge" I had one near me when I lived in Leeds and it only takes a few seconds to test axle weights f/r for free.

The one I used was in front of a local council building & you just drive right up to it slowly until there is a green light, then crawl forwards until you get a front axle weight then keep going at the same speed until you get a rear axle weight, then keep going for the third/forth if you are towing.
 
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