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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic seat-belt warningBrake fluid level warning light
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightDTC - Dynamic traction control
Exterior temperature gaugeIntelligent emergency call
MINI TeleServicesOil level indicator
On board computerPush button starter
Service interval indicatorServotronic PAS

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipeAluminium tailgate
Anti dazzle mirrorAnti trapping/one touch open close front windows
Body coloured bumpersChrome bezels around rear lights and headlights
Chrome door handlesChrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome grille surroundChrome plated trim on bottom edge of window
Chrome strip on lower grilleElectric front windows
Electrically adjustable door mirrorsFlared wheel arches
Follow me home headlightsGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated door mirrors/heated windscreen washersHeated rear window with auto timer
Metal look door sill finishersRear wiper
Roof spoiler in roof colour 

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints4 boot load lashing points
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat6-way manually adjustable driver's seat
Active carbon filterAir recirculation system
Auxiliary socket in centre console storage compartmentCentre console storage
Driver's seat height adjusterDriver/passenger sunvisors
Easy entry seatsFront and rear cupholders
Front head restraintsFront interior light
Front passenger grab handleGear/selector and handbrake in artificial leather
Internal chrome door handlesIsofix child seat preparation
Luggage compartment lightingReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear grab handlesRear storage trays
Split folding rear seatsStorage compartments in doors
Toolkit in luggage compartmentVanity mirrors

Safety

3 point seatbeltsABS/EBD
ASC+TCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash Sensor - activates hazard/interior lighting + unlocks doorsDriver and passenger airbags
Driver/front passenger side airbagsDSC-Dynamic Stability Control
Fuel cut off safety deviceHead airbags
Hill start assistPassenger airbag deactivation system
Seatbelt pretensionersTyre pressure warning
Ventilated front disc brakes 

Security

Drive away door lockingLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgateSecond remote key
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser 

Technical

Diesel particulate filterElectronic differential lock
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.184CO2 (g/km)92
HC+NOx0.103NOx0.06
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1496Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB37C15U0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)80.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)91.1EC Urban (mpg)65.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power116
Coin DescriptionDCoin SeriesCooper
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %73NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %56
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.2Engine Power - BHP116
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT199
Engine Torque - MKG27.5Engine Torque - NM270
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed127

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front175/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear175/65 R15Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleHELI SPOKEWheel Type15" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1414Length3821
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1932 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)44Gross Vehicle Weight1615
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight1135No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

MINI 3-Door Hatch Cooper D

The latest MINI Cooper D Hatch aims to hit that sweet spot of pace and parsimony. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The improved MINI Cooper D Hatch offers a slightly more relaxed feel with a characteristically sporty Cooper look. The engine cranks out a fairly modest 116PS, but that's enough to get it to 60mph in 9 seconds, so it'll never feel slow. With 270Nm of torque on tap and the ability to return 74.3mpg, this one's going to carve out a useful niche for itself. And in this enhanced form, it gets smarter connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and the option of an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Background

Why would you buy a diesel MINI Cooper? That seems quite a fair question given that the Cooper is all about agility, response and perky performance. Even advocates of diesel engines must surely admit that here is one car that is unquestionably better with a petrol powerplant. Or must they? Because if you look at MINI's sales figures to date, a sizeable proportion of British buyers clearly think that a diesel engine works in a Cooper-badged car. The evised version of this diesel MINI is smarter and better-finished than ever before. In Cooper D guise, it's powered by a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine developing 116PS, which sounds about as sporty as Sunday morning with Eric Pickles but, as is often the case with MINI products, there's more to this car than meets the eye.

Driving Experience

The Cooper D is all about torque. There's 270Nm available from just 1,750rpm, which means that you won't have to rev the engine hard to extract meaningful performance. Peak power arrives at 4,000rpm which is relatively high for a diesel engine, but you'll probably have shifted up before you get there. MINI says that minor changes have been made to this unit's TwinPower Turbo Technology, improving engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling set-up and the exhaust system. Perhaps most significant though is the news that the brand has at last got around to fitting in a proper dual-clutch auto gearbox for those wanting a self-shifter, this now a 7-speed unit. Stick with the 6-speed manual transmission and you'll find a rev-matching mode on downshifts, making the shifts smooth and sporty-sounding. 62mph arrives in 9.2 seconds en route to a top speed of 127mph. The suspension layout uses struts up front and a multilink rear end and there's the option of switchable active dampers. The spring rates are firm, so try it before you buy it and check to see what wheels the car is riding on. For ride quality, smaller is better, although the standard 15-inch alloys may well be sacrificed for cosmetic reasons. The steering system is electrically-assisted and there's a whole suite of safety systems. In addition to anti-lock brakes, electronic brake force distribution and cornering brake control with brake assistant, the stability control system in this MINI includes a drive-off assistant, brake dry function, fading brake support and dynamic traction control. This latter system permits controlled slip at the drive wheels so as to facilitate driving off on loose sand or deep snow.

Design and Build

The styling of this revised model doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal the addition of standard-fit LED front and rear lights, plus there's now extra scope for all-important personalisation. Get out the tape measure and you'll find that this MK3 design is actually larger than you might think, thanks to a wheelbase exension of 28mm over its post-2014-era predecessor. These proportions give it quite a squat, purposeful look, helped by the tapered glasshouse. It's a touch larger than you might expect inside too - or at last it is provided you haven't been consigned to a rather cramped seat in the back: if that's an issue, you ought to be considering the alternative five-door version of this model - or perhaps the MINI Countryman SUV. Still, access to the rear isn't too bad and the rear bench seat splits 60:40. Boot volume is a supermini-like 211-litres. There's also decent interior stowage space, with cupholders and storage cubbies. Various fresh trimming options are available and a 6.5-inch colour infotainment screen and a multi-function steering wheel are both now fitted as standard.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £17,500 for the Cooper D three-door Hatch, with the automatic version increasing that figure to around £19,000. Some may well question why you'd pay around £1,000 over the price of the petrol-engined Cooper to land yourself a slower, heavier car, but while you are sacrificing a considerable 1.6 seconds in the sprint to 62mph, the Cooper D is a more relaxing car to drive. Don't think of it as a sports hatch per se. Instead, think of this car as a relaxed and refined diesel hatch with some sporty trimmings. The MINI hatch buying proposition has always been about tailoring the car to your personal tastes, so you might well indulge in extras like body stripes, a John Cooper Works spoiler and contrasting mirrors. You can also choose from technology such as a head-up display, a MINI Navigation System, MINI Connect telematics and traffic sign recognition. The MINI Touch Controller allows you to write individual letters that the system then recognises when you're trying to input a sat nav destination for instance. You can also upgrade the standard 6.5-inch central infotainment display to a rather more special 8.8-inch colour screen. Other options include two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, a panoramic glass roof, a visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensors, automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. You can also spend your money on Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, and an automatic anti-dazzle function for the interior and exterior mirrors. As you can see, the base retail price is just an opening gambit.

Cost of Ownership

The big payback for diesel customers would appear to come in terms of fuel economy and it's certainly hard to sniff at a figure of 74.3mpg which translates to an emissions return of some 99g/km. That's quite a bit better than the 62.8mpg you'll see in the petrol-engined Cooper. In fact though, you'd need to drive around 100,000 miles in the Cooper D to start realising its price premium over the Cooper back in terms of fuel savings. So what's the point, I hear you ask. Well, it's a different car, as we touched on earlier. A car with a more relaxed vibe: a model that's a rangier and leggier thing. Some people like that, and like the convenience of a vehicle with a longer range and lower day to day costs. This Cooper D includes the MINIMALISM suite of environmental technologies which include a shift-point display function on manual cars, brake energy recuperation and need-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units.

Summary

If I was asked which was the better car from a technical standpoint, a MINI Cooper or a Cooper D, I would unquestionably point to the petrol-engined model. It's lighter, more agile and it's almost as economical, on paper at least. If asked which of the two cars I'd prefer to live with for a year or two, I know I'd plump for the Cooper D. It's a more mellow partner, it'll ask less of you and I'd wager that you're going to get a lot closer to its quoted fuel consumption figure in daily driving conditions than you are in the petrol car. MINI has always been about offering customers choice. Choice of body styles, choice of engines, choice in how they personalise their vehicles. The Cooper D is a car that delivers the same look as the sporty Cooper but with a very different feel. It's an interesting option and one that's a little more nuanced than the always-on petrol models. It'll certainly find a niche.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£199.91
Deposit£1300
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£11,698
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5260
Total amount payable£15,956.77
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.92p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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