The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe is very similar to its roomier 4-person Cooper along the front end but across the roofline the 2012 Mini Coupe clearly differentiates itself from the slightly original, modern Mini Cooper. The 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe is the first of the lineup to feature the new “three-box” design concept, with the roof, wraparound glass greenhouse and vehicle body designed as three separate “boxes” on a horizontal plane. The result is a Mini 52 mm lower than the traditional Mini Cooper and a wide, aggressive stance that just screams ‘sports car’.
Thanks to the addition of the forward-shifted roofline and the deletion of the second row seating area, Mini has added an active rear spoiler that rises out of the rear panel when the car hits 50mph and drops back down when the speeds drop below 37mph. In the case of the 2012 Mini Cooper Coupe John Cooper Works (JCW) models like show on the right and in the gallery below, it receives a handful of aerodynamic changes to allow it to stand out from the non-JCW models like the chin spoiler that flows from the front end and up into the wheel flares.