For the third year in a row, the MINI Cooper S has been named the best hot hatch on sale in the UK at the annual What Car awards ceremony.
An unbeatable mix of brilliant performance, low running costs and high residual values are just some of the reasons for the MINI once again taking the highly-coveted gong.
In July 2008, the MINI Cooper S won the 'Green Sports Car' category in What Car's Green Awards 2008. The accolade was recognition of MINI's commitment to manufacturing frugal and fast premium small cars, with minimal cost to the environment.
The efficiency gains and CO2 emission reduction provided by standard fitment of MINIMALISM technology, which includes Auto Start/Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration and Shift Point Display, helped secure another title for the MINI Cooper S ahead of more recently launched competitor models.Published 23 January 2009