BASE PRICE: $21,700 for base Cooper; $25,100 for Cooper S.

PRICE AS TESTED: $34,700.

TYPE: Front-engine front-wheel drive, five-passenger, subcompact hatchback.

ENGINE: 2-liter, double overhead cam, turbocharged, direct injection, inline four-cylinder with dual VANOS.

MILEAGE: 26 mpg (city), 33 mpg (highway).

TOP SPEED: 145 mph.

LENGTH: 158 inches.

WHEELBASE: 101.1 inches.

CURB WEIGHT: 2,895 pounds.

BUILT AT: United Kingdom.

OPTIONS: Fully loaded package (includes navigation system, dual-pane, panoramic roof, Harman Kardon sound system, sport seats, upgraded wheels, center armrest) $4,500; six-speed, sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters $1,500; 18-inch, two-tone, Yours Vanity spoke wheels $750; head-up display $500; Electric Blue metallic exterior paint $500; rear park distance control $500; John Cooper Works leather-finished, multi-function steering wheel $250; anthracite headliner $250.

DESTINATION CHARGE: $850.