MINI 5-Door HatchOctober 13, 2014
The new MINI 5-Door Hatch has official fuel economy of up to 80.7mpg, as well as more doors, more rear legroom, five seats, and more boot space.
The MINI 5-Door Hatch will be available in six model variants with the choice of petrol and diesel engines, featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology. A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard across the range, with a six-speed Steptronic transmission available as an option. Combined cycle CO2 emissions start at just 92 g/km.
Prices start at £14,350 for the MINI One 5-Door Hatch, meaning the car is just £600 more than the equivalent MINI 3-Door Hatch. Prices rise to £20,050 for the MINI Cooper SD 5-Door Hatch.
At the launch of the MINI 5-Door Hatch there are six model variants, three petrol and three diesel. All engines are from BMW Group’s latest generation of three and four-cylinder units.
The One D has an official fuel economy figure of 80.7mpg, and is available with manual transmission only. The Cooper D is close behind with 78.5mpg (manual), or 74.3mpg with automatic transmission. The new Cooper SD achieves the same 68.9mpg figure with automatic or manual transmission.
The most economical petrol model is the Cooper, returning 60.1mpg in manual form, and 58.9mpg in auto – with its 1.5-litre 3-cylinder engine, this is more economical – as well as being more powerful – than the smaller-engined 1.2-litre MINI One, which returns 58.9mpg in manual form.
The MINIMALISM technology which comes as standard includes automatic engine start/stop, shift point display function, brake energy recuperation and needs-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units. An optimised pre-heating process achieves a 50 per cent reduction in the energy required to start the diesel engines.
The MINI Driving Modes rotary switch at the base of the gear or selector lever is used to activate either the default MID mode, SPORT mode or GREEN mode. In SPORT, the accelerator pedal and steering are switched to a more performance-oriented set-up, as are the shift times in cars fitted with the Steptronic transmission. In GREEN mode, a more relaxed and fuel-efficient driving style is supported by intelligent control of energy and climate management, as well as by systems such as shift point display.
The MINI 5-Door Hatch is officially on sale at dealerships from 25th October.