MINI Hatch (2014–)
- November 2013: MINI unveils hatchback
- June 2014: MINI Cooper SD added
- October 2014: MINI 3-door hatchback prices
- February 2015: Sport Pack announced
- February 2016: Upgrades for MINI launched
- May 2016: MINI SEVEN special launched
- October 2017: MINI 1499GT launched
- December 2017: New DCT auto introduced
- January 2018: New features for 2018 MINI One and Cooper announced
- October 2018: MINI gets new trim line-up
- January 2019: MINI 60 Years Edition launched to celebrate 60th anniversary
MINI unveils hatchback
A new LED display concept, the first of its kind, provides the driver with visual feedback whilst operating the car and creates a premium ambience. The body of the new MINI is 3,821mm long (MINI Cooper S is 3,850mm), 1,727mm wide and 1,414mm tall. This makes it 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than its predecessor. The wheelbase has been extended by 28mm, while the track width has been enlarged at the front by 42mm and at the rear by 34mm.
MINI Wheel and Tyre Sizes:
15-inch with 175/65 R16 tyres
16-inch with 175/60 R16 or 196/55 R16 tyres
17-inch with 185/50 R17 or 205/45 ZR 17 tyres
18-inch with 205/40 ZR 18 tyres
F45 = Cooper. F56 = Cooper S.
Five new exterior colours have been added to MINI’s already extensive palette, while the roof and exterior mirror caps can be finished in a contrasting colour –black or white– as a no-cost option. Roof rails are available for the new MINI for the first time. Other ways of adding a touch of individual style include black or white bonnet stripes.
The new MINI’s exterior dimensions mean room for up to four occupants and their luggage, including enhanced shoulder space and larger footwells. The front seats have been given a wider adjustment range, and the base has been lengthened by 23mm for additional comfort and support. A choice of fabric or leather finishes, or a combination of both, is available. It’s also easier than ever for rear seat passengers to gain access to the back.
The rear bench seat back can be split 60:40. For greater practicality, the optional storage package includes a luggage compartment floor which can be locked into place at various points and the rear seat backrest features tilt-angle adjustment. Boot volume has been increased by more than 30 per cent to 211 litres. Numerous cupholders and storage facilities make life easier for occupants.
The central instrument now has extended functionality. Depending on the optional equipment chosen, it can serve as a four-line TFT display as standard or optional colour screen up to 8.8-inches showing vehicle functions, infotainment, navigation and MINI Connected services. Selection of these functions is performed via a choice of two new controllers, the MINI Controller or MINI Touch Controller, fitted in the centre console which come in conjunction with MINI Visual Boost Radio or the MINI Navigation System.
The new MINI Cooper Hatch has a three-cylinder chain cam petrol engine with a peak output of 134bhp. The new MINI Cooper S Hatch is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 189bhp. The new MINI Cooper D Hatch comes with a three-cylinder chain diesel engine with an output of 114bhp. For fuel efficiency this has average combined economy of 80.7mpg using the EU test cycle. (The original MINI 1 1.2 litre engine is Peugeot's belt cam PureTech 1.2.)
A six-speed manual transmission is standard featuring rev matching on downward shifts and a six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option on each engine. The automatic transmission sees efficiency improvements against the outgoing model, making a significant contribution towards reducing CO2 levels. For example, the outgoing MINI Cooper D Automatic Hatch produces 135g/km CO2 with the new MINI Cooper D Hatch producing 98g/km CO2.he new MINI Cooper Hatch and MINI Cooper D Hatch ride on 15-inch forged light alloy wheels, which have low weight and excellent aerodynamics. The MINI Cooper S Hatch is fitted with 16-inch light alloy wheels as standard. Rims up to 18 inches in diameter are available as optional extras.
The increased standard specification on the new MINI includes electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, air-conditioning, door sill cover strips with a model-specific inscription, front fog lamps, onboard computer, MINI Radio including aux-in, USB interface and Bluetooth. These can be supplemented with a range of desirable options for comfort, convenience, additional functionality and customisation. They include two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensor and automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. Other options include Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, and both interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function.
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MINI Cooper SD added
The 2.0-litre 4-cylinder B47 engine generates a peak torque output of 360Nm at 1,500rpm. It also boasts a power output of 170PS. New MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology has a turbocharging system with variable turbine geometry and common rail injection with magnet valve injectors operating at a maximum pressure of 2,000 bar. This combination of technology enables both highly spontaneous power delivery as well as a precisely controlled fuel supply.
Thanks to the pulling power of the new diesel engine, the MINI Cooper SD completes the sprint to 60 mph in 7 seconds. The optional 6-speed automatic transmission sees this figure drop to 6.9 seconds. This sporty character is combined with an average fuel consumption of 68.9 mpg in each case, with CO2 emissions of 109 grams per kilometre (automatic: 107g/km, EU test cycle figures, dependent on tyre selection).
MINI 3-door hatchback prices
MINI One 1.2, 1,198cc 3-cylinder belt cam in oil (PSA PureTech), 102PS/180Nm, Top speed 121, 0-60 9.6, CO2 109g/km, 61.4mpg: £13,750
MINI One D 1.5, 1,496cc 3-cylinder, B37, 95PS/220Nm, Top speed 118, 0-60 10.7, CO2 92g/km, 83.1mpg: £14,890
MINI Cooper 1.5, 1,499cc 3-cylinder, B38, 136PS/220Nm, Top speed 130, 0-60 7.6, CO2 107g/km, 62.8mpg: £15,300
MINI Cooper D 1.5, 1,496cc 3-cylinder, B37, 116PS/270Nm, Top speed 127, 0-60 8.6, CO2 95g/km, 80.7mpg: £16,450
MINI Cooper S 2.0, 1,998cc 4-cylinder, B48, 192PS/280Nm, Top speed 146, 0-60 6.5, CO2 136g/km, 48.7mpg: £18,650
MINI Cooper SD 2.0, 1,995cc 4-cylinder, B47, 170PS/360Nm, Top speed 141, 0-60 7.0, CO2 110g/km, 70.6mpg: £19,450
Sport Pack announced
Priced from £3300 - £4500 depending on model. In addition to the existing Chili Pack content, it comprises:
- Cloth/leather Diamond upholstery
- Multi-function controls for steering wheel
- Bonnet stripes
- Sport suspension (not for MINI One & One D)
- 17" Track Spoke alloy wheels in silver or black
- John Cooper Works steering wheel
- John Cooper Works roof spoiler
- John Cooper Works aerodynamic kit
- Floor mats
- Passenger seat height adjustment
- Storage compartment pack
- Anthracite headlining
- Piano Black interior trim
- MINI Excitement Pack
- MINI Driving Modes
- Rain sensor & automatic headlight activation
- Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic
- Interior lights pack
- MINI John Cooper Works door sill finishers
Price of Sport Pack
One & One D
Cooper & Cooper D
Cooper S & Cooper SD
Upgrades for MINI launched
LED headlights and foglights are now included in MINI’s flagship option pack, the MINI Chili Pack.
MINI customers will have the choice of two new option packs; MINI Tech Pack and MINI Yours Pack. Both of these packs allow drivers to customise their MINI for less.
Available on all MINI Hatch models, and the brand new MINI Convertible, the newly launched MINI Tech Pack includes MINI Head-Up-Display, a first for the small car segment. MINI Head-Up Display extends above the steering wheel, projecting the vehicle speed, media information or even satellite navigation instructions on an easy-to-read display. A rear-view reversing camera is included on models where it is not offered as standard.
MINI Head-Up Display is fully integrated with the 8.8 inch central display, also included in the Tech Pack, complete with 20g hardrive, 3D mapping and real-time traffic information. This also includes MINI Connected XL with its Journey Mate function, which allows drivers to map their journey with way points and reminders before even getting into the car.
MINI Connected is also fully compatible with Spotify, controlled directly via the MINI Controller. A 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system combines two under seat subwoofers with five mid-range speakers and five tweeters.
MINI SEVEN special launched
on basis of MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper D, MINI Cooper S, and MINI Cooper SD from £18,545 OTR for the 3-door and £19,145 for the 5-door.
'MINI Yours' standard body finish in Lapisluxury Blue, an intensive blue tone, with Melting Silver roof and door mirror pods. Optional colours are Pepper White, Midnight Black and British Racing Green. Door sill finishers and side scuttles have MINI Seven logo. 17-inch alloy wheels in exclusive MINI Seven Spoke two-tone design. 'Personalisation' available with bonnet stripes in Melting Silver with surround in Malt Brown.
Diamond Malt Brown fabric/leather sports seats, designed exclusively for MINI Seven. MINI Seven logo on central instrument which surrounds standard MINI Visual Boost 6.5’’ colour display alongside MINI Connected, Bluetooth Handsfree with USB audio, floor mats, MINI Excitement Pack, automatic dual-zone air conditioning and storage compartment pack.
Bespoke option pack: MINI Seven Chili offers customers MINI Yours features such as the Lounge Leather Upholstery in Carbon Black and the MINI Yours Steering Wheel in Walk Nappa leather with a waxed hand stitched seem. Also LED headlights, multifunction controls for the steering wheel and cruise control with brake function.
MINI 1499GT launched
De-tuned insurance friendly 1,499cc 4-cylinder turbo engine with 102PS gives 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds. On the road pricing starts at £16,990. MINI Ready Fuel Go finance package included one year’s insurance (subject to terms) with a £299 customer deposit and £299 monthly payment. Limited production of 1,499 cars between November 2017 and February 2018.
The car comes on sports suspension and a choice of two colours: Pepper White or Midnight Black. In Midnight Black, the car gets distinctive gold 1499 GT side stripes. Pepper White models feature the same distinctive graphics, but in black. Additional exterior features include the MINI John Cooper Works Sport Pack, featuring 17” Track Spoke alloy wheels in Black, dark tinted windows and white indicator lenses. The styling pack includes distinctive John Cooper Works front and rear bumpers, side skirts, a split level spoiler and John Cooper Works door entry plates.
New DCT auto introduced
7-speed Getrag Dual Clutch Transmission replaced 6-speed torque converter automatic option. The DCT is operated by a newly designed electronic selector lever. This new selector lever always returns to its original position after changing between driving mode D, neutral position N and reverse mode. The parking lock is activated by pressing the P button. S mode can be activated by shifting the selector lever to the left from position D, allowing the driver manual intervention. The Getrag 7-speed DCT is electronically operated, not hydraulically operated like a VAG DSG. No paddleshifts initially.
New features for 2018 MINI One and Cooper announced
New design standard-fit front and rear LED lights for UK market. New optional adaptive headlights with Matrix high beam. Unique individualisation with MINI Yours 3D printed parts. 6.5-inch colour infotainment screen, USB and Bluetooth connectivity and multifunction steering wheel fitted as standard. New touchscreen MINI Navigation with Apple CarPlay and wireless smartphone charging. New MINI Connected Services with Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI), Online Search, Natural Language Understanding and Concierge Service.
New MINI logo, body finishes, Piano Black exterior and alloy wheel designs. Extended range of leather trim, new interior backlit surfaces and colour lines. MINI logo projection from the exterior mirror on the driver's side. New 7-speed 'Steptronic' DCT transmission with electronic shift selector. Further developed engines and increased capacity and torque for MINI One. (The 3-cylinder petrol engine in the MINI One is now the BMW chain cam 1.5 instead of the Peugeot belt cam 1.2, increasing maximum torque by 10 Nm, taking it to 190 Nm.)
Using the satellite navigation data and the car’s inbuilt camera systems, the stop/start can be intelligently controlled to identify situations in which it is better not to switch off the engine: for example when stopping briefly before making a turn or entering a roundabout, or if the traffic ahead has started moving again.
MINI One 3-Door Hatch: 75 kW/102 hp, 0 – 62 mph in 10.1 seconds (10.2 seconds), top speed: 121 mph (121 mph), fuel consumption: 57.6 mpg combined cycle (58.9 mpg combined cycle)*, CO2 emissions: 115 – 111 g/km (114 – 109 g/km)*.
MINI Cooper 3-Door Hatch: 100 kW/136 hp, 0 – 62 mph in 7.9 seconds (7.8 seconds), top speed: 130 mph (130 mph), fuel consumption: 56.5 mpg combined cycle (58.9 mpg combined cycle)*, CO2 emissions: 118 – 114 g/km (114 – 109 g/km)*.
MINI Cooper S 3-Door Hatch: 141 kW/192 hp, 0 – 62 mph in 6.8 seconds (6.7 seconds), top speed: 146 mph (146 mph), fuel consumption: 47.1 mpg combined cycle (54.3 mpg combined cycle)*, CO2 emissions: 139 – 138 g/km (120 – 119 g/km)*.
MINI John Cooper Works 3-Door Hatch: 170 kW/231 hp, 0 – 62 mph in 6.3 seconds (6.1 seconds), top speed: 153 mph (153 mph), fuel consumption: 42.8 mpg combined cycle (49.6 mpg combined cycle)*, CO2 emissions: 150 g/km (130 g/km)*.
MINI Cooper D 3-Door Hatch: 85 kW/116 hp, 0 – 62 mph in 9.2 seconds (9.3 seconds), top speed: 127 mph (127 mph), fuel consumption: 3.9 – 3.9 litres/100 km (3.8 – 3.8 litres/100 km)*, CO2 emissions: 103 – 102 g/km (100 – 99 g/km)*.
MINI automatics (S and JCW excluded) get 7-speed wet clutch DCT in place of 8-speed torque converter auto.
MINI gets new trim line-up
Classic, Sport and Exclusive are new styles, each offering increased standard specification and a shortcut to a distinctive interior and exterior character of their choice.
The range starts with Classic. This gets a 6.5-inch colour infotainment screen, intelligent emergency call, DAB digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity is standard on all models. Standard specification across the range has been enhanced with the introduction of Classic, which now also includes ambient lighting, exterior MINI logo projection and automatic headlights with rain sensor.
Sport models includes John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit and Spoiler, John Cooper Works Alloy Wheels, Sports Suspension, John Cooper Works Bucket Seats, John Cooper Works Steering Wheel and anthracite interior headliner. Sport models are available in combination with Cooper and Cooper S engines.
Exclusive builds on the Classic model specification with upgraded ‘Exclusive’ alloy wheels, chrome line exterior finish, MINI Yours Lounge leather upholstery, MINI Yours leather steering wheel, MINI Yours interior trim and interior chrome line finish. Exclusive models are available in combination with Cooper and Cooper S engines.
MINI 60 Years Edition launched to celebrate 60th anniversary
New MINI 60 Years Edition is a limited run of 500 cars for the UK. Available exclusively with an automatic gearbox, the special edition model features a new British Racing Green IV paint finish and piano black exterior trim, black roof and exterior mirror caps, special anniversary design bonnet stripes and model exclusive 17-inch light alloy wheels in 60 Years Spoke two-tone.
The 60 Years emblem completes the vehicle, uniquely placed on the left-hand bonnet stripe, side scuttles of the turn indicators and LED logo projection from the driver’s door. Every model in the UK will be sold with an additional set of MINI spot lamps fitted to the front radiator grille.
The limited edition vehicle has a distinctly designed interior with model specific finishes using the 60 Years emblem, including the steering wheel and front seats. The seats are finished with MINI Yours Leather Lounge in Dark Cacao with contrast seat stitching and piping matching the new exterior paintwork– an exclusive leather for this vehicle.
Navigation Plus pack is included, providing a larger 8.8” touch display with Satellite Navigation, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth connectivity, concierge service and wireless charging. In addition, a rear view camera, folding exterior mirrors and front and rear Park Distance Control (PDC) can be found on the vehicle, courtesy of the Comfort Plus Pack.
A limited run of 500 MINI 60 Years Edition vehicles will be available in the UK from March 2019, priced at £29,990 OTR.