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Has BMW lost the plot? We have to wonder, given what it's been doing to the Mini of late. It's newsest attempt to extend the acme of small cars: a coupé model, introduced today.

OK, so it hasn't been as hit as hard with the ugly stick as its stablemate, the Countryman - a vehicle that's just plain wrong - but the Coupé is again taking the Mini in a direction it was never intended to go.

BMW Mini Cooper Coupe

Mini with a retractable spoiler? Bet you never thought you'd see that outside of a custom car meet. Definitely more MG than Mini.

Four models fill out the line-up: three 1598cc petrol powered jobs and a 1995cc turbodiesel, the SD Coupé.

The vanilla Coupé runs from 0-62mph in 9s to reach a top speed of 127mph. The engine puts out 122hp and delivers 160Nm (118 lb ft) of torque. CO2 emissions are pegged at 127g/km.

BMW Mini Cooper Coupe

The S adds a twin-scroll turbo to yield 184hp, 240Nm of torque, a 6.9s 0-62mph dash, 143mph top speed and CO2 output of 136g/km.

Greenhouse gas output jumps to 165g/km with the John Cooper Works variant. Top speed is slightly higher, at 149mph. The torque score is 260Nm, top speed 149mph, power 211hp.

BMW Mini Cooper Coupe

The SD has the lowest CO2 output: 114g/km. It'll hit 134mph, taking 7.9s to reach 62mph. Torque: 305Nm. Power: 143hp.

No word on pricing yet - but don't expect it to be the cheap runaround of yesteryear. ®

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