MINI

MINI HATCHBACK 2.0 Cooper S Classic II 5dr [Comfort/Nav Pack]

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph6.9s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2147 g/km

Forget all the niche models that the MINI brand has launched, this 5-door Hatch is serious business, especially in this lightly revised form. With a long wheelbase, class competitive luggage space, room for grown-ups in the back and a range of punchy but economical engines, this one looks to have the sort of strong all-round game to guarantee strong sales.

PRACTICAL MAGIC

In five-door Hatch form, the MINI has grown up. Jonathan Crouch reports on the improved version.

Ten Second Review

Forget all the niche models that the MINI brand has launched, this 5-door Hatch is serious business, especially in this lightly revised form. With a long wheelbase, class competitive luggage space, room for grown-ups in the back and a range of punchy but economical engines, this one looks to have the sort of strong all-round game to guarantee strong sales.

Background

Take a standard MINI, add a dash of length and practicality and you'd have a strong seller. You'd have a car like this, the MINI 5-Door Hatch. The BMW brand talks of this design being 'the first ever 5-door MINI Hatch'. Hang on though. Doesn't the company's Countryman model already fit that description? Apparently not. MINI now markets that car as an SUV segment contender. In any case, the Countryman isn't affordable or efficient enough to properly appeal to MINI's core customer demographic. Or, more pertinently, people who might want to be in MINI's core customer demographic. There are, after all, potentially lots of folk who like the stylish frugality and fun, chuckable, cheeky demeanour of the MINI Hatch 3-Door model but simply can't justify that car's tiny rear seats and restricted boot. Perhaps they've an occasional need to transport up to three kids in the back. And they require a car that won't be daunted by the modest proceeds of a family superstore shop.

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 engine range isn't going to come as any great surprise to seasoned MINI watchers. It begins with a 1.5-litre three cylinder unit with 102hp in the MINI One, then progresses to the mainstay of the range - the 136hp 1.5-litre petrol-powered Cooper variant. Alternatively, there's the four cylinder petrol 2.0-litre turbo 192hp Cooper S. Most customers will stick with a six-speed manual gearbox, but a newly-developed seven-speed Steptronic automatic is available as an option. The Cooper S will cover the sprint to 62mph in just 6.8 seconds, while the standard petrol Cooper isn't a whole lot slower, getting to 62 in 8.4 seconds. Variable Damper Control with adjustable dampers is available as an option, as are MINI driving modes which offers drivers the choice between Sport, Mid and Green modes. 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, balanced or geared towards fuel efficiency. MINI driving modes also influences the ambient lighting, shift characteristics of the automatic transmission and the Variable Damper Control if the option is selected.

Design and Build

While it's inevitably not quite as pert as the three-door car, the extra 72mm grafted into this 5-door Hatch model's wheelbase gives the shape some roadside presence. In fact, more length has gone into the rear overhang, with the car 161mm longer than the standard Hatch. The five-door also delivers 15mm more headroom and 61mm of shoulder width. The styling of this updated model doesn't look all that different, but close inspection will reveal a range of subtle revisions. 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 5-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. Accommodation in the back isn't bad, with a scooped-out headlining freeing up some extra headroom. The pitiful boot space that many might expect doesn't in fact come to pass. In fact, there's a reasonable 278-litre boot which is an increase of 67-litres on the three-door Hatch. Drop the 60/40 split rear seats and there's up to 941-litres available, both measures being better than what BMW sees as this MINI's key rival in its class, the Audi A1. The boot floor can be set at two different heights, which can either optimise space or offer a completely flat boot floor for easy loading. The twin height boot floor is part of an optional storage package which also includes additional lashing eyes and floor net for the luggage compartment, seats which can be angled more steeply so as to create more luggage space and map pouches for the backrests of the front seats. 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

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 5-door form will cost you from around £17,500 (about £700 more than the 3-Door Hatch model); there's no longer a diesel version. For a Cooper Hatch 5-Door, you'll need closer to £21,000 as a minimum. 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. 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

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 MINI One and the MINI Cooper register up to 51.4mpg combined cycle economy and up to 126g/km of CO2. The punchy Cooper S is fitted with a bigger engine but even here, combined cycle economy is rated at up to 45.6mpg and up to 141g/km of CO2. 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

There will have been whole legions of potential buyers who would have liked a MINI Hatch but who found the car just too small to meet their requirements. Some of these customers will have migrated to the bigger Countryman, but it's a reasonable bet that many felt that the Countryman didn't offer the look that attracted them to the Hatch and have gone shopping elsewhere. The five-door Hatch is the car that aims not only to mop up those lost sales but also attract new buyers to the marque who might have been considering a typical Focus/Astra class family hatch and can these days justify choosing a MINI. After all, this is a car that seems to have a whole lot of bases covered. It's well built, it looks good and it drives well too. Factor in excellent fuel economy, likely strong residuals and a very good standard equipment list, couple that with upfront asking prices that are anything but unreasonable and you have a really strong all-round package with broad appeal.

  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rear window wiper
  • Sun/heat protection glass
  • Rain sensor window wipers

  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
  • Hill start assist

  • Mini E-call
  • Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming

  • Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
  • MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green)

  • Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation

  • Instrument cluster
  • MINI TeleServices
  • Service interval indicator
  • On board computer

  • Fully variable valve control
  • High precision injection
  • Double Vanos system

  • FM tuner and DAB digital radio

  • Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
  • Metal door sill strips with Cooper S imprint
  • Chrome border honeycomb structure radiator grille with S badge
  • Bonnet scoop
  • Model logo Cooper S on right of tailgate
  • Two central exhaust tailpipes with chrome finisher
  • Chrome plated fuel cap

  • White indicator lenses
  • Rear fog lights
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Automatic headlight activation switch
  • Rear LED lights with union jack design

  • Mini logo projection on floor from drivers exterior mirror
  • Chrome interior highlights
  • Carbon Black colour line, knee roll and door armrests
  • 4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
  • Height and length steering column adjustment
  • Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Satellite grey headlining
  • Colour line - Carbon black
  • 12V socket in centre console
  • Cupholders
  • Tool kit
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Glove compartment

  • LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
  • Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roof

  • 3 point seatbelts on all five seats
  • 6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Two tone horn

  • Front and rear head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
  • Storage pocket on back of front seats
  • Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation

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

  • Gear change indicator display
  • Performance Control

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors

  • Tyre repair kit

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.451
  • HC: 0.052
  • NOx: 0.026
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • CO2 (g/km): 141
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low: 206
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium: 143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High: 126
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High: 146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 147
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 206
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 208
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 126
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 128
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 146
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 148
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 150
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 147

  • Engine Code: B48A20M1
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 11.0:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 82
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 94.6
  • CC: 1998

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
  • EC Urban (mpg): 33.6
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 53.3
  • EC Combined (mpg): 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 31
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 31
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 30.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 51.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 44.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 42.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 43.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 42.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low: 9.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High: 5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 9.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 9.2
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 6.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.6

  • Generation Mark: 3
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Cooper S Cl II Cf/Nv
  • Coin Description: N
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 79
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 66
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 56
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 4
  • Badge Power: 192
  • Badge Engine CC: 2.0
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 28E

  • Engine Power - KW: 141
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 207
  • Engine Torque - NM: 280
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1350
  • Engine Power - BHP: 192
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 6.9
  • Top Speed: 146
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 28.6

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear: 195/55 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 16" ALLOY
  • Wheel Style: LOOP SPOKE
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False

  • Width (including mirrors): 1932
  • Height: 1425
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4005
  • Width: 1727
  • Wheelbase: 2567

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1250
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1750
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 44
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 278
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: N
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: N
  • Max. Loading Weight: 500
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 941
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11

  • Heated front windscreen: £150
  • Darkened rear glass: £250

  • Adaptive suspension: £600

  • Head up Display: £500

  • Chrome line interior: £130
  • Chequered black interior trim: Included
  • Piano black interior trim: £160

  • Harman Kardon Hi Fi system with amplifier and 12 speakers: £600
  • 6 speakers: Included
  • 6.5" touchscreen with LED ring: Included

  • Body colour roof and mirror caps: Included
  • MINI Yours special metallic paint: £750
  • Metallic paint: £525
  • Black roof rails: £150
  • Chrome line exterior: £130
  • Solid paint: Included
  • Bonnet Stripes - White: £150
  • Bonnet Stripes - Black: £150
  • Electric panoramic glass sunroof: £700
  • Special solid paint: £525
  • White roof and mirror caps: £0
  • Black roof and mirror caps: £0
  • Piano black exterior: £200

  • LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights: Included
  • Adaptive headlights with matrix function: £500

  • Cloth/leatherette upholstery with sport seats: £500
  • Leatherette upholstery with sport seats: £1,000
  • 3 spoke sport leather steering wheel + cruise control with brake function, limiter function and audio controls: Included
  • Double stripe cloth upholstery with sport seats: Included

  • Comfort pack - Mini Hatchback: Included
  • Comfort plus pack - Mini Hatchback: £700
  • Navigation plus pack - Mini Hatchback: £1,300
  • Navigation pack - Mini Hatchback: Included
  • Driving Assistant pack with Active cruise control - Mini Hatchback One/Cooper Classic: £800

  • Metallic - Solaris orange: £525
  • Metallic - Moonwalk Grey: £525
  • Metallic - White silver: £525
  • Metallic - Starlight Blue: £525
  • Metallic - Midnight black: £525
  • Metallic - British racing green: £525
  • Metallic - Thunder grey: £525

  • Solid - Pepper White: £0

  • Special solid - Chili red: £525
  • MINI Yours special Metallic - Enigmatic Black: £750

  • Warning triangle and first aid kit: £60

  • Rear accessory carrier preparation: £200

  • Comfort access system: £250

  • Double stripe cloth - Carbon black with sport seats: £0

  • Leatherette - Carbon Black with sport seats: £1,000

  • Cloth/leatherette - Black pearl/light grey with sport seats: £500

  • 16" Loop spoke alloy wheels: Included
  • 17" Cosmos spoke alloy wheels in silver: £500
  • 17" Cosmos spoke alloy wheels in black: £600
  • 16" Victory spoke alloy wheels in black: £100

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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