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Brand New MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Shadow Edition 3dr

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From £22,510
£329 deposit
£329 per month

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperationCompatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Cruise control with brake assistElectro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Flexible car sharing preparationInstrument cluster
MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)Mini E-call
MINI TeleServicesOn board computer
Rear park distance controlService interval indicator

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

6 Speed manual transmission including gear change indicator displayAdaptive suspension
Double Vanos systemFully variable valve control
High precision injectionPerformance Control

Entertainment

4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seats8.8" touchscreen with LED ring
FM tuner and DAB digital radio 

Exterior Features

A-panel shadow design with integrated scuttle trimAutomatic headlight activation switch
Body colour fuel filler capBonnet decal
Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grilleDynamic brake lights
Electric front windowsExhaust tailpipe on left with chrome finisher
Heated rear windowHeated windscreen washer jets
JCW Aerodynamic kit - Front and rear bumpers with sporty JCW styling and part-painted side sills with MINI John Cooper Works door sill finishersJohn Cooper Works rear spoiler
LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lightsMetal door sill strips with MINI imprint
Metallic paintModel logo Cooper on right of tailgate
Rain sensor window wipersRear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack designRear window wiper
Shadow edition door entry sillShadow edition logo above C pillar
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicatorSilver roof and mirror caps
Sun/heat protection glassWhite indicator lenses

Interior Features

12V Accessory socket in centre console4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seatAnthracite headliner including grab handles and clothes hooks
Carbon black colour line - Knee roll and door armrestChrome interior highlights
CupholdersFront and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Glove compartmentHeight and length steering column adjustment
Interior dash trim Shadow logoInterior lighting with 12 different colours across the dashboard, underneath door bezel with illuminated laser-engraved design on central display
Interior tread plates in Shadow designJCW Sport seats with integrated headrests, adjustable thigh support and John Cooper Works logo
Leatherette gearshift lever and handbrake gaitersLED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Manual air conditioningMechanical seat adjustment - forward/back & backrest for front seats and driver seat height adjust
Multifunction steering wheelPassenger seat height adjuster
Storage compartments in doorsSunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kitVelour floor mats
Walknappa leather steering wheel with grey seam and John Cooper Works badge on Piano Black lower steering wheel spoke 

Packs

Piano black exterior pack - Cooper 

Passive 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 brakesSingle tone fanfare horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

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

Trim

Piano black interior trim 

Wheels

18" John Cooper Works course spoke alloy wheels with run flat tyres - 1TX
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.288HC0.016
NOx0.012Particles0.0002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min132 

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

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power136
Coin SeriesCooper Shad EdGeneration Mark3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage15000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4500Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22.4Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed131

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleCOURSE SPOKEWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1414Length3863
Wheelbase2495Width1727
Width (including mirrors)1928 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1590
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)731Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)211
Max. Loading Weight440Max. Roof Load60
Minimum Kerbweight1150No. 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. Fresh technology, smarter connectivity, the option of adaptive damping for the first time and some extra personalisation alternatives; what more could you ask for? Lower pricing? 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 21st century MINI Cooper has to be judged a success. We've rapidly evolved to this third generation design, originally introduced in 2014 and here usefully improved in facelifted guise. While it's gradually become smarter 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. The key themes in developing this current Cooper 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

The key update with this most recently revised model is that it's now possible to order it with adaptive damping - an important option given this car's go-kart-like firm ride, especially with larger wheels. 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. The Cooper's 1.5-litre engine puts out 136hp and develops peak pulling power from just 1,250rpm, helped by a tiny turbocharger. It even sounds good and BMW's engineers have worked at giving this version the sort of mid-level throttle response that you'd expect of a normally-aspirated engine. The sprint from zero to 62mph takes 8.0 seconds in either manual or auto guises. The manual has a neat trick up its sleeve though, namely automatic rev matching for smoother downshifting. The multilink rear suspension achieves decent bump absorption and supple body control, thanks to a layout that helps ride compliance without sacrificing roll stiffness. That's a win-win for the keen driver. MINI says that minor changes have been made in recent times 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 offers a proper dual-clutch auto gearbox for those wanting a self-shifter, this now a 7-speed unit.

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. The styling of this revised model doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal a range of subtle updates. The front-view is dominated by a larger radiator grille with a black, hexagonal surround, flanked by the hallmark round MINI headlights. The position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets to optimise aerodynamics and the central bumper strip is now in body colour, rather than black. The wheel arch has new contours, the side indicators have been redesigned to feature LED technology and at the back of the car, the fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit. Otherwise, this third generation MINI 3-Door Hatch retains the basic overall body shape that we all know and love, with its 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. Interior updates include the standardisation of MINI's largest 8.8-inch centre touchscreen display and Piano Black high-gloss surfacing. Chrome elements have been significantly reduced throughout the interior with the two outer air outlets framed by black panels. The internal air vents have been completely redesigned and are now embedded to be flush with the interior surface. Plus the sports leather steering wheel has been redesigned and conventional analogue instrument dials have been replaced with a digital display.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels on offer here - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive'. You'll pay from just under £20,000 for the MINI Cooper 3-door hatch in 'Classic' form, with about £1,500 more necessary if you want automatic transmission. That's a lot more than a Cooper used to cost with this body shape, but it isn't too much of an exorbitant sum for such a quick and capable car. Equipment levels 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. MINI has standardised its bigger 8.8-inch central colour infotainment touchscreen, plus auto headlamps and wipers and two-zone automatic air-conditioning. Options include a new multi-tone roof. And 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 latest MINI Cooper 3-Door Hatch registers a respectable fuel economy - expect between 51.4mpg and 55.4mpg, depending on wheel size and transmission choice. Emissions are rated at 126g/km for manual models - a decent showing for a car offering this kind of performance. An 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 this improved Cooper 3-door hatch is smarter and slicker, 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's tuneful and revvy. Couple that with decent efficiency and a sharp chassis and it's hard to argue that this latest Cooper hasn't improved by a useful degree. Its rivals have played a high stakes game but MINI has just laid down some more aces.

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

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£329
Deposit£329
Term (months)47
Fixed interest rate3.5%
Cash price£22,510
Arnold Clark deposit£495.21
Credit amount£21,685.79
Guaranteed future value£9128.55
Total amount payable£25,505.76
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.4p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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