Anderson Valley, Ft. Bragg, Lake County, & Lake Berryessa Overnight Run - June 24-25, 2023

Cruising North of the SF Bay through wine & beer country, rocky Pacific coastline, redwood forests, inland lakes, & finishing in Dav...

First Driving Impressions Of The F56 From The Auto Channel

Henny Hemmes had the opportunity to drive the new 2014 MINI Cooper in Puerto Rico and provides his driving impressions for The Auto Channel, including these:
Driving the 2014 Mini Cooper with its 3-cylinder engine was kind of a surprise. It performs smooth and quiet. The typical sound is only there when you start the engine or drive in 1st gear. But the engine performs very well. It reacts quick to throttle input and with its 162 Pound-feet of maximum torque at only 1,250 rpm it is flexible enough to drive on the winding mountain roads in second gear. Steering is light and offers good feel, while the suspension is able to gently work way the bumps in badly maintained roads without reducing the feel of firmness in normal circumstances.