New MINI 3-door & 5-door launched

04c Mr Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India with the new MINI

Iconic British car maker MINI launched the all new MINI in the Indian market. The new MINI for the time in history will be available with 5-door hatch variant.

The new MINI 3-door and the new MINI 5-door promise even more fun behind the wheel with an evolutionary refinement of product substance that enhances the unmistakable character, sporty and agile handling as well as premium style.

The new MINI Cooper D 3-door and the new MINI Cooper D 5-door are available at MINI dealerships across India as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units. The Cooper S 3-door variant will be available from January 2015.

The all India ex-showroom prices of the new MINI are as follows –

MINI Cooper D 3-door –  INR 31,85,000

MINI Cooper D 5-door –  INR 35,20,000

The new MINI 3-door impresses from every angle with a new redesigned front grille with big air intakes and a black honeycomb-patterned grid specific for the Cooper S. On the back, the air outlet housing two fog lights is wrapped around the double exhaust tailpipes. Proud red S badges on the front grille and back make a clear athletic statement for the Cooper S. Lighting the way are newly designed headlights and rear lights with full-LED headlights available as an option. For the side indicators, new graphics and a new insert play a big role in giving the new MINI its more mature look.

The new MINI 5-door is the second body variant of the new MINI and reflects the car’s historical roots as well as the evolutionary refinement of the contemporary vehicle concept. The slightly longer wheelbase gives a distinct air of space.

All driving related displays such as the speedometer and rev counter are placed behind the steering wheel, directly in your field of vision. The centre speedometer has been replaced by the all-new MINI Central Display which shows car information and entertainment. Increased interior space and foldable rear backrest with adjustable tilt angle make for further advancements in the area of functionality.

The new MINI TwinPower Turbo engines make the new MINI faster and lighter on fuel. Bustling beneath the bonnet of the new MINI Cooper S 3-door is the mighty 4-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo petrol engine delivering 280 Nm torque. Developed from scratch for the new MINI, it injects the MINI Cooper S with 141 kW / 189 hp of pure unadulterated go-kart fun. The MINI Cooper S is quick and only needs 6.7 seconds to hit 100 km/hr and its top speed is 233 km/h.

The new MINI Cooper D 3-door and the new MINI Cooper D 5-door’s secret weapon is the state-of-the-art 1.5 litre 3-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo diesel engine delivering 270 Nm of torque. Punching down the accelerator delivers a power output of 85 kW / 114 hp. It has a top speed of 200 km/h and shoots from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 9.2 seconds with an insatiable growl.

The standard six-speed automatic transmission provides improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and increased shift dynamics. You can switch to GREEN mode to save on fuel or dial it up to SPORT mode to test the speed and agility. If you want the best of both worlds, just leave it on MID mode and the vehicle will be on its best balanced behaviour.

The new MINI Central Display is your window to the outside world. A pulsating hub of infotainment, it is also optionally available in the 6.5 inch display or the whopping 8.8 inch widescreen version. When hooked up to your smartphone with the relevant apps, MINI Connected provides an endless stream of digital information and entertainment. Follow your friends on Facebook, tweet about your travel destination or check in on Foursquare when you get there. Stay up to date with the latest RSS news feeds, stream music from radio stations from all over the world with web radio or look up the nearest pizza place via Online Search.

The new MINI also comes with a dazzling array of high-tech options. Choose from features like MINI Navigation System Professional, MINI Connected XL, Wired package, MINI Head-up Display, Harman Kardon hi fi-system and LED headlights with cornering function.