Understand, our standard 4-speaker (for Cooper Models), and 6-speaker (for Cooper S Models) systems rock, and rock hard. That’s because, in typical MINI fashion, we had to see just how far we could push things. So, we partnered with Harman/kardon and developed a 12-speaker System with an intimidating 410 watt output. The 8-channel Digital Sound Processing amplifier powers five tweeters, 5 mid-range speakers, and 2 Central Bass speakers hidden under the front seat, for a sound as vibrant as the Motoring experience itself. And the 5.1 surround sound system is specially tuned to each MINI model’s interior, creating optimum acoustics and true-to-life sound profile with better balance than your yoga instructor.
It’s the cure for “Parkus Parallelus Phobias” and backing over things. Our optional Park Distance Control uses ultrasonic waves emitted from sensors in the rear bumper to measure the distance between the car and any objects in its rearward path. When the car gets within five feet of an object at least as tall as its rear-bumper, a beeping sound issues a warning. As your MINI gets closer to the object, the beeping intervals become shorter, until a full tone tells the driver that the car is about a foot from the object behind it. Then, you stop backing up and triumphantly avoid having to pay your insurance company a deductible.