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Brand New MINI Hatchback1.5 Cooper 3dr [Pepper Pack]

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£229 deposit
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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 plated radiator grilleChrome 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 finishersRain sensor including auto headlights activation
Rear wiperRoof 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 compartmentBlack velour floor mats
Centre console storageDriver's seat height adjuster
Driver/passenger sunvisorsDual zone automatic air conditioning
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 lightingPassenger seat height adjuster
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear grab handles
Rear storage traysSplit folding rear seats
Storage compartments in doorsToolkit in luggage compartment

Packs

Interior lights pack - Mini HatchbackMINI Excitement pack - Mini Hatchback
Storage Compartment Pack - Mini Hatchback 

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

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

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.238CO2 (g/km)105
HC0.056NOx0.028
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)49.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power136
Coin SeriesCooper [Pepper]Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %79NCAP Child Occupant Protection %73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66
NCAP Safety Assist %56Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1250Top Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleLOOP SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1414Length3821
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1932 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1565
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight480Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight1085No. 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

The latest MINI Cooper reprises an old theme but adds polish. Can it still play the entertainer? Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

For an object lesson in how to improve a model, look no further than this latest MINI Cooper. Bigger, more powerful, more economical, cleaner, better value, sharper to drive, packed with more technology; what more could you ask for? Prettier styling? It's good to know that MINI isn't utterly infallible.

Background

Following a vehicle as successful and as adored as the original Mini Cooper was always going to be a tough task but judged in terms of sales, BMW's rebooted MINI Cooper has to be judged a success. We've rapidly evolved to the third generation and while it's gradually become bigger and slicker, the Cooper can't afford to lose any of its likeability. As a warmish sports hatch, this one ought to be able to shift stock purely on the way it drives, but let's get real. This car's as much about design as dynamics. With that in mind, MINI could be excused for diverting a huge share of the development budget at glitzy styling, confident that sales would stand up even if the chassis and powertrain were less than top notch. It's to their credit that the company has done quite the opposite. This Cooper has grown a bit but doesn't look wildly different to its predecessor. Everything under the skin, however, is different. Substance over style? Bet you never saw that one coming.

Driving Experience

The petrol Cooper variant we're looking at here ditches the old four-cylinder 1.6-litre unit for a three-cylinder 1.5-litre engine. Smaller really is better here because the news is all good. Power rises from 118 to 136bhp and 15 kilos is shaved off this engine's weight. More notably, the torque figure has increased by a hefty 60Nm. Where the old Cooper needed you to kick it to 4,250rpm before it gave of its best there, this latest car is doing the business from just 1,250rpm, helped by a tiny turbocharger. It even sounds better than the old model and BMW's engineers have worked at giving this version the sort of throttle response that you'd expect of a normally-aspirated engine. Performance has been transformed as a result of this more urgent motor. The sprint from zero to 62mph drops to 7.9 seconds in the manual car compared to a leisurely 9.1 seconds before. Choose the six-speed auto and you'll stop the clock even sooner; 7.8 seconds as opposed to a yawnsome 10.4 seconds in its predecessor. The manual has a neat trick up its sleeve though, namely automatic rev matching for smoother downshifting. The multilink rear suspension has had a complete redesign, while up front there are some trick aluminium steering knuckles. The suspension achieves both better bump absorption and improved body control, thanks to a layout that helped ride compliance without sacrificing roll stiffness. That's a win-win for the keen driver.

Design and Build

The MINI Cooper Hatch rides on some quite dinky little 15-inch forged alloy wheels, which have low weight and excellent aerodynamics. If you think that is entirely too much tyre sidewall to be going on with, you can specify rims of up to 18 inches in diameter as options, but do bear in mind that the car's ride will suffer as a result. As we touched on before, this is a bigger car than its predecessor. The body is 3,821mm long, 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. The longer, wider and only a little bit taller proportions give it a squatter, more purposeful look, helped by the more tapered glasshouse. LED headlights are offered as an option for both main and dipped beam and they're surrounded by an LED daylight driving ring. Roof rails are available for the MINI hatch for the first time. As you might expect given the more generous cut of its cloth, it's a good deal more spacious inside. There's a lot more shoulder room across the back and bigger footwells. The front seats have been given a wider adjustment range and the base has been lengthened by 23mm for additional comfort and support. Access to the rear is easier and the rear bench seat splits 60:40. Boot volume has been increased by more than 30 per cent to 211-litres. There's also more interior stowage space, with additional cupholders and storage cubbies. The big centrally mounted circular speedometer has been ditched in favour of a more sophisticated multi function display with a more conventional speedo flanked with a crescent-moon rev counter in the main instrument binnacle.

Market and Model

You'll pay from just over £15,000 for the MINI Cooper hatch - essentially, in comparison with the previous generation version, we're talking of a price hike of about 2.5% or £400. That wouldn't be a bad deal if all you got was the power increase from 118 to 134bhp. That you're getting a bigger car that's better finished inside and comes with additional gear like adjustable exterior mirrors, air-conditioning, front fog lamps, onboard computer, MINI Radio including aux-in, USB interface and Bluetooth all as standard means it's hard to grumble about price inflation. If you drive 10,000 miles a year, you'll save more than the £400 price increase within 18 months in reduced fuel bills alone. The MINI hatch has always been about tailoring the car to your personal tastes, so you might well indulge in body stripes, a John Cooper Works spoiler, contrasting mirrors and those LED headlights. You can also choose from technology such as a head-up display, MINI Navigation System, MINI Connect and traffic sign recognition. Standard safety fittings include front and side airbags as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats, automatic passenger airbag deactivation and front and rear ISOFIX child seat mounts.

Cost of Ownership

The latest MINI Cooper improves quite markedly on its predecessor's efficiency figures, which is impressive given that it's a bigger, heavier and more powerful car. The manual version enjoys a 10.5mpg improvement in economy, registering a respectable 62.8mpg figure, while the auto model's fuel economy improves by a huge 15.9mpg. Emissions are rated at 105g/km, which is again an excellent figure for a car this quick. The MINIMALISM suite of environmental technologies continue to feature on the Cooper. Designed to reduce fuel consumption, the suite of standard features includes 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 feature on all models.

Summary

Although there have been some low-level grousing about the styling direction taken by this third generation MINI, to us it just looks like a natural evolution of the theme. It's bigger, slicker and more efficient, with more of the juvenile design elements removed as the car matures. So has it lost some of its cheekiness and charisma? Maybe. The MINI is no longer a car that seems to occupy its own niche. It's been too profitable for that and many others have muscled in as a result. This Cooper model more than makes up the difference with an engine that is hugely better than that of its predecessor. Couple that with a commensurate climb in efficiency, a sharper chassis and a welcome boost in practicality and it's hard to argue that this latest Cooper hasn't improved by an enormous degree. Its rivals have played a high stakes game but MINI has just laid down some aces.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%
* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£229
Deposit£229
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate5.9%
Cash price£17,615
Arnold Clark deposit£2654.81
Credit amount£14,731.19
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6411.73
Total amount payable£20,059.54
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.23p per mile
APRFixed 5.9% APR representative

The benefits of PCP

  • Low monthly payments
  • A new car every three or four years
  • Flexible mileage options available
  • Pay the guaranteed future value at the end of your contract if you want to buy the car
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Video walkaround MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper 3dr [Pepper Pack]

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