|Mini Cooper Series|
The great layout allowed for 80 percent of the car to be free for use by passengers and their luggage. The original Mini was affordable, stylish, fun to drive and easy to park anywhere. The Mini and sportier Mini Cooper S quickly achieved an icon status around the world. The original Mini continued to be produced from 1959 to 2000.
|Original Mini concept|
|Four generations of an icon|
It has been eight great years since the 2006 Mini Cooper was launched. BMW has finally introduced an all-new fourth generation Mini Cooper, which improves on all aspects of the previous generation model. For the first time ever the iconic car will be available as a three door (Mini Cooper 3) and a five door (Mini Cooper 5) version.
|Distinct front look|
|Dynamic wedge shape|
Traditional design features such as the hexagonal contour of the radiator grille; the side indicator surrounds, the circular headlights, the upright rear light clusters and the black margin around the bottom edge of the body are visible. The all-new Mini Cooper features a dynamic wedge shape visible from the side. The body, glass surface and roof on top are clearly separated from one another in visual terms.
|Rear LED lights|
The S variant of both models features a radiator grille with a honeycomb pattern, an additional opening in the bonnet, brake air ducts integrated in the lower air inlets and a separate rear apron with exhaust tailpipes arranged at the centre. In addition to the side scuttle elements, the radiator grille of this model variant now also bears an “S” logo with chrome surround.
|Mini Cooper S 5 Door|
|Most powerful mini engine for Cooper S variants|
The Mini Cooper 3 and 5’s mid-range petrol unit, a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine, has an output of 100 kW/136 hp and 220 Nm of torque. The power unit allows for an acceleration time of 0 to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 210 km/h while fuel consumption is rated at 4.6 litres per 100 kilometres. The performance themed Mini Cooper S 3 and 5 come equipped with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with a peak output of 141 kW/192 hp.
|Mini Cooper S 3 Door|
The power unit churns out 280 Nm of torque. 0 to 100 km/h takes 6.8 seconds. The fuel consumption rating is a pocket friendly 5.8 litres per 100 km. Paired with the engines is a 6-speed manual or 6-speed Steptronic transmission. The optional Steptronic sports transmission has other extras for better response.
|First series produced mini|
The hallmark of the interior is an 8.8-inch TFT display. The screen displays shows operating feedback for vehicle functions, air conditioning, infotainment and communication. The infotainment system is controlled by a new controller in the centre console based on BMW’s iDrive system. The instrument cluster on the steering column displays road speed, engine speed and fuel level on vertically arranged circular dials. Standard keyless entry allows the driver to start the car by pressing the toggle-type start/stop button located in the middle of the centre console.
|Three rear seats on the Mini Cooper 5 Door|
The all-new Mini Cooper 5 Door has a boot space volume of 278 litres, which is 67 litres more compared to the Mini 3 Doors boot.Seats in a fabric/leather combination and leather finish are offered as an alternative to the standard fabric version. The all-new Mini Cooper S 3 and 5 Door are fitted with sports seats as standard.