A message from theRobert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors plc.

MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr Auto Petrol Hatchback

Call our sales advisors on

0330 178 1989

Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£999 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Heated rear window, DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Mini E-call, Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance, Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation, On board computer...

It's easy with Motability! You choose the car, we do the rest.

MPG

Combined - 54 mpg EC Extra Urban - 61 mpg EC Urban - 44.

Insurance Group

Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

For an object lesson in how to improve a model, look no further than this latest MINI Cooper. Fresh technology, smarter connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox; what more could you ask for? Lower pricing? It's good to know that MINI isn't utterly infallible.

Background

Following a vehicle as successful and as adored as the original Mini Cooper was always going to be a tough task but judged in terms of sales, BMW's rebooted 21st century MINI Cooper has to be judged a success. We've rapidly evolved to this third generation design, originally introduced in 2014 and here usefully improved in facelifted guise. While it's gradually become smarter and slicker, the Cooper can't afford to lose any of its likeability. As a warmish sports hatch, this one ought to be able to shift stock purely on the way it drives, but let's get real. This car's as much about design as dynamics. The key themes in developing this current Cooper 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

The petrol Cooper variant we're looking at here continues to use a three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo engine. MINI says that minor changes have been made in recent times to this unit's TwinPower Turbo Technology, 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. The Cooper's 1.5-litre engine puts out 136hp and develops peak pulling power from just 1,250rpm, helped by a tiny turbocharger. It even sounds good and BMW's engineers have worked at giving this version the sort of mid-level throttle response that you'd expect of a normally-aspirated engine. The sprint from zero to 62mph takes 8.0 seconds in either manual or auto guises. The manual has a neat trick up its sleeve though, namely automatic rev matching for smoother downshifting. The multilink rear suspension achieves decent bump absorption and supple body control, thanks to a layout that helps ride compliance without sacrificing roll stiffness. That's a win-win for the keen driver.

Design and Build

The MINI Cooper Hatch rides on some quite dinky little 15-inch forged alloy wheels, which have low weight and excellent aerodynamics. If you think that is entirely too much tyre sidewall to be going on with, you can specify rims of up to 18 inches in diameter as options, but do bear in mind that the car's ride will suffer as a result. The styling of this revised model 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 post-2014-era 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

There are three trim levels on offer here - 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive'. You'll pay from just under £17,000 for the MINI Cooper 3-door hatch in 'Classic' form, with about £1,500 more necessary if you want automatic transmission. That doesn't seem too much of an exorbitant sum for such a quick and capable car. 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

The latest MINI Cooper 3-Door Hatch registers a respectable fuel economy - expect between 51.4mpg and 55.4mpg, depending on wheel size and transmission choice. Emissions are rated at 122g/km for manual models or 117g/km for the Steptronic automatic - a decent showing for a car offering this kind of performance. An 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.

By Jonathan Crouch

If you're looking for a new MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr Auto Petrol Hatchback for sale, you've come to the right place. At Vertu Motors we don't just have the best MINI Hatchback 1.5 Cooper Sport II 3dr Auto Petrol Hatchback deals, we also offer friendly advice and help with all your enquiries to ensure your buying experience is a happy experience.

What are you waiting for? Make an enquiry online using the link above or call one of our friendly sales advisors today.

Key Standard Features*

  • 4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seats
  • Solid - Pepper White
  • White roof and mirror caps
  • Black roof and mirror caps
  • Body colour roof and mirror caps
  • Solid paint
  • Sports suspension
  • Colour line - Carbon black
  • Dinamica/Cloth Upholstery with JCW sport seat
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • Dinamica/cloth - Carbon black with JCW sport seats
  • Hazy grey interior trim
  • 17" John Cooper Works track spoke alloy wheels in black
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

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

Brakes

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

Communication

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

Driver Aids

  • Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance

Driver Convenience

  • Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation

Driver Information

  • On board computer
  • Instrument cluster
  • MINI TeleServices
  • Service interval indicator
  • High precision injection

Engine

  • Fully variable valve control
  • Double Vanos system

Entertainment

  • FM tuner and DAB digital radio
  • 6.5" touchscreen with LED ring

Exterior Body Features

  • John cooper works rear spoiler
  • John Cooper Works - aerodynamic kit, front and rear sport bumpers and part-painted side sills with door sill finishers
  • Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
  • Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grille
  • Model logo Cooper on right of tailgate
  • Metal door sill strips with MINI imprint
  • Body colour fuel filler cap
  • Left exhaust tailpipe with chrome finisher

Exterior Lights

  • White indicator lenses
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Rear fog lights
  • LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
  • Automatic headlight activation switch
  • Rear LED lights with union jack design

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Manual air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Cupholders
  • Tool kit
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Glove compartment
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • 12v Socket in centre console
  • Chrome interior highlights
  • John Cooper Works leather steering wheel with contrasting stitching in Chilli Red with John Cooper Works logo
  • Mini logo projection on floor from drivers exterior mirror
  • 4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
  • Height and length steering column adjustment
  • Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
  • Anthracite headlining with grab handles and clothes hooks
  • Knee roll and door armrests

Interior Lights

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

Safety

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

Seats

  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • John Cooper Works Logo in seat
  • Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
  • Front and rear head restraints
  • John Cooper Works adjustable thigh support

Security

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

Transmission

  • Performance Control
  • Steptronic transmission with double clutch
  • Gear change indicator display

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.1
  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 162
  • Engine Torque - NM 220
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 131

Terms & Conditions: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information shown. However, errors do sometimes occur. The specification of each vehicle listed on the Bristolstreet website is provided by "CAP". Please note that the Images of each vehicle are range shots, these can include images which do not reflect the precise details of the vehicle you are looking at and are purely used for illustrative purposes. The inclusion of such data does not imply any endorsement of any of its content nor any representation as to its accuracy.

*Vehicle reviews are conducted by an independent reviewer, information, images and specifications included may not be correct.