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2011 (11) MINI Hatchback1.6 Cooper Pimlico 3dr

Stoke Vauxhall
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic seat-belt warningBrake fluid level warning light
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightExterior temperature gauge
Oil level indicatorPush button starter
Service interval indicatorSpeed sensitive power steering

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB digital radio module
Radio BOOST + single slot CD 

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+intermittent wipeAnti trapping/one touch open close front windows
Body colour lip spoilerBody coloured bumpers
Chrome bezels around rear lights and headlightsChrome door handles
Chrome exhaust tailpipeChrome plated radiator grille
Chrome plated trim on bottom edge of windowChrome strip on lower grille
Chrome tailgate handleElectric 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
Metallic paintRear wiper
Side air inletsWhite indicator lights

Interior Features

2 rear head restraints3rd sun visor on driver side
4 boot load lashing points50/50 split folding rear seats
Active carbon filterAir recirculation system
Auxiliary socket in centre console storage compartmentCentre console storage
Driver's footrestDriver's seat height adjuster
Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrorsEasy entry seats
Front and rear cupholdersFront head restraints
Front interior lightFront passenger grab handle
Front seat backrest storage netsInternal chrome door handles
Isofix child seat preparationLuggage compartment lighting
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear grab handles
Rear storage traysStorage compartments in doors
Toolkit in luggage compartment 

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
Passenger airbag deactivation systemSeatbelt pretensioners
Tyre pressure warning 

Security

Anti-theft wheel boltsDrive away door locking
Electronic immobiliserLocking wheel bolts
Remote central locking/doors+fuel cap+tailgateRemote control alarm
Second remote key 

Trim

Additional silver Decor rings
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.281CO2 (g/km)127
HC0.04Noise Level dB(A)74
NOx0.025Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.8
Engine CodeN16B16M0Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)40.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power122
Based On ID48707Coin SeriesCooper Pimlico
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Mileage30000
Special EditionTrueStandard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.1Engine Power - BHP122
Engine Power - KW90Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM4250Top Speed126

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear195/55 R16Tyre Size SpareMINI Mobility System
Wheel Style5-Star Twin SpokeWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1407Length3723
Wheelbase2467Width1683
Width (including mirrors)1913 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1525
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)680Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)160
Max. Loading Weight450Max. Roof Load75
Minimum Kerbweight1075No. of Seats4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.7
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

BY ANDY ENRIGHT

Introduction

Three years after the introduction of the hardtop version of the MINI came the Convertible, a vehicle that once again rocketed the Cowley-built but Munich-bankrolled car onto the must-haves list. Two versions were on offer from the outset; the entry-level 90bhp MINI One Convertible and the sporty 116bhp Cooper Convertible. A few months later, MINI surprised everybody by launching the supercharged 170bhp Cooper S drop top. Demand was strong, although, as with any model that is a fashion item, demand can drop off as quickly as it ramps up and with newer rivals now rivalling the MINI Convertible in terms of high street chic, now could be a good time to pick up a cut price used bargain.

History

Rather than delve into the long and vaguely irrelevant history of the original Mini, Year Zero for the 'New' MINI starts at April 2001. Built at Cowley in the UK under the auspices of BMW, the MINI was wildly successful, starting in base One and Cooper guises and spawning various hotter versions as well as a diesel and a Convertible. Its replacement was unveiled late in 2006 to replace this model, but this fact may have escaped many uninformed consumers. BMW figured that there was little benefit in changing the exterior design a great deal and instead concentrated on making the MINI easier to live with. With better engines, more interior space and the addition of a Clubman estate version in 2008 to augment the hatch and convertible models, the MINI's star remains in the ascendancy. An entry level First models with a 75bhp 1.4-litre engine arrived in 2009.

What You Get

So how can you identify the latest generation car, coded the R56 by MINI? Although the stance remains the same, there's been a loosening of the belt. The Cooper model, for instance, is 60mm longer. The front grille is tidier and the indicators are now housed in the headlight pod. The car's shoulder line is 18mm higher than on the former model, giving the latest version a more hunched, powerful appearance. It's inside the MINI that more obvious improvements were wrought. Gone are those indicators that felt like you were snapping a biro every time you used them. The centrally mounted speedometer houses entertainment and, if specified, navigation functions. The slimmed-down centre console offers more space in the footwells while the key was replaced by a round signal sensor that slots next to the steering wheel. A start/stop button is also fitted as standard. One of the most intriguing, albeit frivolous, aspects of the interior is the optional lights package which features custom ambient illumination. A panel of toggle switches in the roof lining allows the driver to switch the colours of the lights in said roof lining, the door storage pockets and the grab handle recesses. These can be changed at any time in five stages from warm orange to sporting blue, depending on personal taste - quite mad, but undeniably funky. Rear seat space, a big grumble amongst MINI customers, was improved with recessed knee cut-outs in the fabric-trimmed front seat backs.

What to Look For

Many of the teething troubles that afflicted the previous generation MINI have been laid to rest with the latest car. The 1.6-litre petrol engines, built in the UK at Hams Hall and shared with Peugeot, are some of the best in their class and have proven a good deal sturdier than the 1.6-litre powerplants of the older car. Likewise, interior quality has moved on leaps and bounds. Where the old car would often twitter like the queue for a Girls Aloud gig, the latest car seems to be built of sterner stuff. Customer reliability indices suggest that owners are happier with this generation model as well.

Replacement Parts

A clutch assembly is around £130. Front brake pads are around £40, a full exhaust about £360, an alternator around £100 and a tyre around £40. A starter motor is about £120. A headlamp is about £165.

On the Road

The engine line-up merits investigation. The One uses a 95bhp 1.4-litre engine while the diesel in the MINI Cooper D also offers big improvements. The cars that have provoked the biggest clamour, the Cooper and Cooper S, both use versions of the same 1.6-litre powerplant. The Cooper is normally aspirated, this time round being propelled by a 120bhp engine that will get it from rest to 60mph in 8.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 126mph. The Cooper S gets an intercooled and turbocharged version of this engine that's good for 175bhp and will punt it through 60mph in 6.9 seconds and on to a top speed of 140mph. The fuel consumption of both the Cooper variants has improved thanks to the improved efficiency of this modern 1.6-litre powerplant. The combined cycle figure for the Cooper is 48.7mpg (previously 40.9) whilst the Cooper S was a real hog if you were heavy with the right foot but the figure is now 40.9mpg. As with any fuel economy figure, the real world results are usually around fifteen to twenty per cent less. I can clearly recall driving an old Cooper S on track once and getting 11mpg over the course of a tankful! If economy is your number one priority, the 64mpg Cooper D will take some beating. Electromechanical power-assisted steering (EPAS) debuts on this version of the MINI and aims to reduce parking effort (a factor which turned off a proportion of mainly female potential customers) but still retain pinpoint accuracy at speed. Although keen drivers will at first lament the loss of the old system, the latest setup at least features a Sport setting that increases the steering's heft and gives the throttle a more aggressive map. Also fitted as standard on Cooper models are run flat tyres. These are also fitted to the Copper S versions specified with the 16-inch alloy wheels. These tyres have a range of at least 90 miles in the event of a puncture and also mean that valuable space in the car isn't taken up with packaging a spare wheel.

Overall

Not even the most deluded optimist could have predicted quite how successful the MINI has turned out to be since its launch in 2001. The shift to German ownership was handled sensibly and sensitively with the heart and soul of the car remaining British. This time round, the MINI range has excised the flaws with Teutonic efficiency. As they have proved with Rolls-Royce, Bentley and now MINI, the Germans are better at building British cars than we are but a used MINI is more than enough fun to make up for this slightly depressing fact.

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

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