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Brand New MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Classic II 3dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperationCompatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistanceInstrument cluster
Mini E-callMINI TeleServices
On board computerService interval indicator

Entertainment

6.5" touchscreen with LED ringFM tuner and DAB digital radio

Exterior Features

Automatic headlight activation switchBody colour fuel filler cap
Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grilleDynamic brake lights
Electric front+rear windowsHeated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jetsLED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Left exhaust tailpipe with chrome finisherMetal door sill strips with MINI imprint
Model logo Cooper on right of tailgateRain sensor window wipers
Rear fog lightsRear LED lights with union jack design
Rear window wiperSide scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Sun/heat protection glassWhite indicator lenses

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seatChrome interior highlights
Colour line - Carbon blackCupholders
Front and rear head restraintsFront and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Glove compartmentHeight and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roofLeather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seatsManual air conditioning
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrestMini logo projection on floor from drivers exterior mirror
Multifunction steering wheelSatellite grey headlining
Storage compartments in doorsSunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all four seats6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Front and rear disc brakesHill start assist
Single tone fanfare hornTyre pressure monitoring system

Security

Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgateElectronic vehicle immobiliser
Start/stop toggle with keyless go 

Technical

Double Vanos systemFully variable valve control
High precision injection
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.155CO2 (g/km)117
HC0.036Noise Level dB(A)70
NOx0.009Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb131WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max143
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min131WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max145
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min133WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max124
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min111WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max189
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min178WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max139
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min127 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB38A15M1Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves12TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)62.8EC Urban (mpg)41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.6WLTP - MPG - Comb48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max44.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High47.9WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max44.1
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min47.9WLTP - MPG - High57.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max51.4WLTP - MPG - High - Min57.6
WLTP - MPG - Low35.8WLTP - MPG - Low - Max34
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min36.2WLTP - MPG - Medium50.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max46.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min50.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power136
Coin SeriesCooper Classic IIGeneration Mark3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720EManufacturers 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)8Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1480Top Speed130

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

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)40Gross Vehicle Weight1565
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight435Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight1130No. 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 hatch

This third generation MINI 3-Door Hatch has been usefully improved - though not beyond recognition. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Fresh technology, smarter connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox are amongst the highlight changes made to this revised MINI 3-Door Hatch model. If you liked it before, you'll really like it now.

Background

For a car that's been so successful, the modernday MINI seems to have nevertheless disgruntled quite a few people. "Look at the size of it," snort its detractors. "That's no Mini. It's a front-wheel drive BMW in disguise," they scoff. They might well have a point and if you're to embrace and enjoy the current day 3-Door hatch version of this MINI, it's best you think of it as a car completely different to the original, merely cribbing some of its design cues. That's because the modern era MINI has grown, since it was re-launched at the turn of the century and even more since this MK3 model was first introduced in 2014. That it now measures 3821mm in length and it's 1727mm wide which will have some up in arms, but let's keep a sense of proportion. It's still shorter than a 1990s Ford Fiesta, a vehicle hardly recognised as a leviathan amongst cars. The key themes in developing this current car have been to retain the look while improving quality, refinement and efficiency. Some smart technology has crept in which is sure to be popular. Although it looks much the same, be under no illusions: this latest model is a massively improved vehicle.

Driving Experience

Nothing's fundamentally changed engine-wise, though the base petrol unit fitted to the entry-level MINI One has gone up in size from 1.2 to 1.5-litres, increasing torque by 10Nm to 190Nm. MINI also says that minor changes have been made to its TwinPower Turbo Technology across the board, 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. Otherwise, it's as you were, all based on a chassis that's BMW's clever UKL1 platform, which also underpins a number of front-wheel drive BMW models. If you want your MINI to have a bit of zip, you'll need to start your search for one at Cooper level, where a 1.5-litre petrol unit offers an eager 136hp, gets you to 62mph in 7.9s and arguably represents the sweet spot in the range. Then there's the Cooper S, with a 2.0-litre petrol engine putting out a useful 192hp, a lot of poke for something so small, with 62mph just 6.8s away. The flagship option is the 231hp John Cooper Works variant. The suspension of this MINI has been mostly built from aluminium to save weight. There's also Variable Damper Control. Available as an option, it offers drivers a choice of two distinct set-ups, a more comfort-oriented response or a focused, sporty feel.

Design and Build

The styling 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 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

MINI these days offers three distinct spec packages with its models - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive' - though you'll only get the first of those if you choose the entry-level MINI One. Prices have risen slightly, which means that the entry-level MINI One in three-door form will cost you from just over £16,000; there's no longer a diesel version. For a Cooper Hatch 3-Door, you'll need from around £18,500. Equipment levels across the range feature items such as ambient lighting, auto headlamps and wipers, ISOFIX child seat fixings front and rear and Bluetooth. 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

Manufacturers can't launch a car these days without trumpeting on about lighter weight, lower emissions and better economy - and so it proves with the latest MINI. The Cooper registers 58.9mpg combined cycle economy. The punchy Cooper S is fitted with a bigger engine but even here, combined cycle economy is rated at 54.3mpg. It's also worth noting that the automatic gearboxes don't impose a huge penalty in efficiency. A further innovation lies with the MINI Driving Modes, another optional extra. Using a rotary switch at the base of the gearstick or selector lever, drivers can swap from the default MID mode to either SPORT or GREEN. The three choices offer a set-up which is either performance-oriented, comfort-biased or geared towards fuel efficiency. The latter includes a coasting mode when the driver removes their foot from the accelerator pedal. MINI Driving Modes also influence the ambient lighting, shift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the Variable Damper Control - if that extra cost option is selected.

Summary

So what's happened to this MINI hatch? It's become better finished, the auto transmission option is now at last up to date and there are a great many more high-tech options to select from. That said, despite changing so much under the skin, it feels very much a case of as you were, the brand perhaps a little cautious of alienating either existing owners or potential new customers with something radical. Don't let that make you think we're underwhelmed by this MINI. It's still a great hatch and the latest changes give it some legs to continue the success story. The prices look very reasonable at the moment, but to get the best from this car, you'll probably want to throw a few of those high-end options at it, so budget accordingly and take that into account when you're calculating your cost of ownership numbers. The MINI might have grown up but it doesn't look as if it's lost its sense of fun.

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

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** 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£169.93
Initial Rental£1529.37
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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