So coming from a lease of a R56 that i loved, i feel like the F56 is really, well, different. I'm wondering how many previous owners of R56 feel the same way about the F56's.
- First off I feel like the car is underpowered. I understand its heavier, but it has .4 more litres, more hp/tq. (mini claims 192BHP/206 lb-ft).But it really just feels slower than the R56. But that might just be how the car "seems", making me feel like its not as fast as the R56 when in reality it is faster or at least just as fast.
- The first day i got it, it was extremely quiet, took a few days for the exhaust to break in i guess because it got louder but it is still way too quiet comparing to the R56. the piping seems to be the same but I'm guessing theres more cats or mufflers in the piping? Also the R56 will backfire ALOT in sports mode. In the F56 its barely audible enough to notice if that.
-Also again might be because of the car being heavier or maybe it really has softer suspension. But the car even in sports mode feels really soft. again maybe its the tires or something else but the car just feels MUCH less sports car and "go cart" feeling
overall im just a little disappointed as the car doesn't seem to be what i expected, i just really like my led headlights and the refreshed interior. the car feels much more of a actual "car" and less of a mini in my opinion and thats not what i wanted obviously. hopefully the more i drive it the more it will grow on me.
ph and the automatic rev matching is cool...for my girlfriend.
but honestly it is actually surprisingly nice to have.
just felt like sharing my opinion with you guys!