Take a Day Trip From Venice in the Iconic Mini Cooper
The Mini Cooper has been an ageless icon, it has stood against the changing dynamics of the market and has successfully kept up to mark with the demands. The 2017 Cooper is no different with its updated styling and various trims. It is available in two- or four-door versions; a soft-top convertible; a long-roofed, and a four-door Clubman with side-swinging doors at the rear. Definitely one of the most recognizable cars in the market right now.
The Cooper comes with three different turbocharged powertrains. The base turbocharged 1.5-liter 3-cylinder makes 124 horsepower, the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 in Cooper S models makes 189 horsepower and at the top is the 2.0-liter turbo-4 in the John Cooper Works edition, which makes 228 horsepower. Those engines can be paired to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The sound made by the exhaust is intoxicating and is best experienced through the convertible models.
The handling for the Cooper models is accurate and sharp easily responding to driver inputs without numbing the feedback making it an occasion to drive every time. Drivers can get the improved response by activating the Sport mode on the car.
The Cooper models do have adequate space for trips but if more is required the answer is in the Clubman. It can easily carry 4 adults with ease as well as their luggage. The Mini Cooper offers 8.7 feet of cargo space with the seat up, 38 cubic feet with the seat down. The Clubman is the most versatile of all: 17.5 cubic feet with rear passengers, 47.9 cubic feet with the seats down. In all models, the front compartment has various cubbies, trays, and bins, and an optional storage package in the rear adds a tiered shelf, package nets, and seat map pockets.
Safety is key in the Cooper and it does not fall short on making sure the occupants are well protected. The 2017 model includes eight airbags as standard equipment: not only front, side, and side-curtain bags that cover the entire window opening, but also knee bags for the driver and passenger seat in front. The usual suite of electronic safety systems is present, from anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution to dynamic stability control and a tire-pressure monitoring system.
Due to its universally fun driving performance and handling the car is adept in most situations that are asked of it. Considering that the summer holidays are in full motion many people opt for renting out a Mini Cooper for exploring the local areas around while enjoying both the views and the drive. One of the most popular tourist spots globally is Venice, Italy. Though the city may be all canals there are numerous areas around and outside Venice that are easily accessible through road.
The top five most amazing places that one can visit near Venice include Arquà Petrarca, Marostica, Monselice, Asolo and Bassano del Grappa. These five towns have some of the most beautiful architecture and most vibrant historical sites that one can see. The local cuisine along with the variation of cultures is something to experience first hand. The perfect car for the job is definitely the Mini Cooper.
Multiple car rental agencies are available in Venice that offer the Mini Cooper, some of them are Europe Luxury Cars, Elite Rent, Hire Luxury Car and Karisma Luxury Experience. Each of them offer various pick up and drop off points for individuals to receive the car.
Enjoy the views of Venice and its surroundings with the enjoyable drive of a Mini Cooper.