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Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]

Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Stock Offer Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
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Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG51.40
  • 0-62mph8 secs
  • Top Speed130 mph
  • C02124 g/km
  • BHP136
  • Torque162 lbs/f
  • P11D25%

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.

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

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.

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Driver Convenience
Cruise control with brake function
Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation
Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Instrument cluster
Mini E-call
MINI TeleServices
On board computer
Service interval indicator
Entertainment
4 speakers
6.5" touchscreen with LED ring
FM tuner and DAB digital radio
Exterior Features
Body colour roof and mirror caps
LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Solid paint
Automatic headlight activation switch
Body colour fuel filler cap
Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grille
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front+rear windows
Heated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jets
John Cooper Works - aerodynamic kit, front and rear sport bumpers and part-painted side sills with door sill finishers
John Cooper Works rear spoiler
Left exhaust tailpipe with chrome finisher
Metal door sill strips with MINI imprint
Model logo Cooper on right of tailgate
Rain sensor window wipers
Rear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack design
Rear window wiper
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Sun/heat protection glass
White indicator lenses
Interior Features
Colour line - Carbon black
Dinamica/Cloth Upholstery with JCW sport seat
12V socket in centre console
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat
Anthracite headlining
Chrome interior highlights
Cupholders
Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Glove compartment
Height and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roof
John Cooper Works leather steering wheel with contrasting stitching in Chilli Red with John Cooper Works logo
John Cooper Works Logo in seat
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
Mini logo projection on floor from drivers exterior mirror
Multifunction steering wheel
Storage compartments in doors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Packs
Comfort pack - Mini Hatchback
Navigation pack - Mini Hatchback
Trim
Hazy grey interior trim
Wheels
17" John Cooper Works track spoke alloy wheels in black
Tyre repair kit
Safety
3 point seatbelts on all four seats
6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Front and rear disc brakes
Hill start assist
Single tone fanfare horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Security
Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
Electronic vehicle immobiliser
Start/stop toggle with keyless go
Technical
Double Vanos system
Fully variable valve control
High precision injection
Performance Control
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.155
CO2 (g/km) 122
HC 0.036
Noise Level dB(A) 70
NOx 0.009
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 146
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 132
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 126
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 112
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 189
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 128
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38A15M1
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 51.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 61.4
EC Urban (mpg) 40.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 8.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 8.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 47.9
WLTP - MPG - High 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 50.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 56.5
WLTP - MPG - Low 34.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 34
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 35.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 50.4
General
AdBlue No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 136
Coin Series Cooper Sprt II Cm/Nv
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 20E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 79
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 73
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 4
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 66
NCAP Safety Assist % 56
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 8
Engine Power - BHP 136
Engine Power - KW 100
Engine Power - RPM 4500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
Engine Torque - MKG 22.4
Engine Torque - NM 220
Engine Torque - RPM 1480
Top Speed 130
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear 205/45 R17
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style TRACK SPOKE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1414
Length 3821
Wheelbase 2495
Width 1727
Width (including mirrors) 1932
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 40
Gross Vehicle Weight 1565
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 731
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 211
Max. Loading Weight 435
Max. Roof Load 60
Minimum Kerbweight 1130
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.8

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