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MINI Hatchback 2.0 [178] Cooper S Exclusive II 5dr Auto Petrol Hatchback

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,249 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Automatic

Electric front+rear windows, DSC - Dynamic Stability Control, Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming, Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance, Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation...

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Insurance Group

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CO2 (g/km)

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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

We're now starting to get used to the idea of a MINI Hatch with five doors. With this bodystyle, you get a longer wheelbase, quite a lot more luggage space and potentially room for three people in the back. On top of this, there's the third generation MINI model's sophisticated design with underpinnings better suited to longer journeys. Oh and a range of punchy but economical engines. You wanted more MINI? Well you've certainly got it now. Here, we're looking at the improved model in perky 136hp petrol Cooper form.

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 Hatch 5-Door. There are 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. Like me 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. A car like this one? It's certainly going to be a strong seller for the brand, priced and sized in fertile territory somewhere between Fiesta-shaped superminis and Focus-sized family hatches. You can see why it might appeal. But would you really want one? Let's find out at the wheel of this usefully enhanced petrol-powered 1.5-litre Cooper model.

Driving Experience

Can a bigger MINI really feel like a proper MINI should? Fun, frisky - up for anything? The brand's Countryman crossover model has tried hard in that regard but arguably remains a little too heavy - and perhaps even a little too sophisticated - to quite hit the mark. With his MINI -Door Hatch model though, buyers get the extra doors and at least some of the extra practicality they were seeking without any dynamic downsides. Or none that I can feel anyway. If the stretched wheelbase of this car has done anything to dent the eagerness of the taut MINI chassis, then I couldn't feel it. We reckon the 1.5-litre petrol-powered Cooper model on test here represents the sweet spot in the range. The engine is actually basically the same unit that assists the electric motor in BMW's i8 supercar. Here, as there, it punches well above its weight, enabling the performance of this third generation version Cooper to at last aspire to the lower-rungs of the hot hatch ladder: 62mph can be dispatched in just 8.2s en route to 129mph, which, I think, will be quite as fast as most will really want to go in this car. 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 optional automatic transmission and the Variable Damper Control - if that option is selected.

Design and Build

The worst mistake any MINI can make is to lose its 'MINI-ness'. And much of that is, after all, tied up in this model's diminutive dimensions. Which, as it happens, aren't so diminutive these days thanks to this third generation Hatch design's increases in width, height and length. To these enhancements, this Hatch 5-Door variant adds 161mm of length and 11mm of height over its Hatch 3-Door sibling, all of this thanks to a wheelbase stretched by 72mm. As for the most recent changes, well 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. On to the differences that this Hatch 5-Door model delivers over its Hatch 3-Door stablemate. Nearly half of the extra length you get with this variant has gone into providing extra rear seat space, though to some extent, the issue lies in getting to it. The extra rear doors are really pretty small, so squeezing in and out can be tricky. Once you're inside on the rear seat though, the news gets better. Anyone who's ever been crammed into the back of a MINI Hatch 3-Door model for any length of time will be astonished by just how much space has been created here simply by increasing the length of the car by a mere 161mm.

Market and Model

You'll pay from around £18,500 for a 1.5-litre petrol-powered MINI Hatch 5-Door Cooper model. That prices it mid-way between a decent Fiesta-sized supermini and a Focus-sized family hatch. Tempting. The spec's decent too. There's a choice of 'Classic', 'Sport' and 'Exclusive' trim levels. And you can have manual or auto transmission. All models get LED headlamps, a USB interface and Bluetooth, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, front fog lamps and an onboard computer. Air-conditioning is available free of charge on all models. Safety equipment includes front and side airbags, as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats. All seats are fitted with 3-point seat belts, belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front. ISOFIX child seat mountings are provided at the rear and the front passenger seat. These can be supplemented with a range of options that includes two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, a panoramic glass roof, windscreen heating, rain sensors and automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel. Other options include Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, plus both interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function.

Cost of Ownership

The third-generation MINI's biggest step forward has undoubtedly come in the area of engine efficiency and the five-door car continues that theme. Go for the Cooper 1.5-litre petrol model and it'll manage up to 52.34mpg on the combined cycle, with emissions rated at up to 123g/km. MINIMALISM environmental technologies include a shift-point display function and optimised preheating process on the diesels. Brake energy recuperation and need-oriented control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units feature on all models. The electromechanical power steering and map-controlled oil pumps in all engines are optimised for the most efficient use. There's even an optimised preheating process which delivers a 50% reduction in the energy required to start the diesel engines. What else? Well, residual values are bound to be strong: the three year retention figures you get with MINI models are always well above the class average. That'll also be helped by the way that MINI reliability improves with each generation, something evidenced by falling warranty claims. As expected, there's the usual three year unlimited mileage warranty with the usual BMW-style variable service indicators. And on that subject, almost all MINI buyers opt for the no-brainer TLC package, which, for around £300, gives you comprehensive servicing cover for five years or 50,000 miles, whichever is reached first. This also includes a 'MINI MOT Protect' assurance guarantee stating that in the unlikely event your car should fail its first, second or third MOT test, MINI will cover the cost of repair or replacement on an array of selected parts. Finally, I should mention insurance groups, which are the same as those for the Hatch 3-Door. You're talking group 18E for the Cooper model.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • 6 speakers
  • Solid - Pepper White
  • Body colour roof and mirror caps
  • Chrome line exterior
  • Solid paint
  • White roof and mirror caps
  • Black roof and mirror caps
  • Silver roof and mirror caps
  • Colour line - Malt brown
  • Chester leather upholstery with sport seats
  • MINI Yours lounge leather upholstery with sports seats
  • Satellite grey headlining including grab handles and clothes hooks
  • Colour line - Carbon black
  • Colour line - Satellite grey
  • Cruise control with brake function
  • MINI Yours lounge leather - Carbon black with sport seats
  • Chester leather - Malt Brown with sports seats
  • Chester leather - Satellite grey with sport seats
  • Mini Yours illuminated piano black interior trim
  • Piano black interior trim
  • MINI Yours fibre alloy interior trim
  • 17" Propeller spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Rail spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Tentacle spoke alloy wheels
  • 17" Roulette spoke alloy wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

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

Brakes

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

Communication

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

Driver Aids

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

Driver Convenience

  • Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation

Driver Information

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

Embellishment Trims

  • Chrome line interior

Engine

  • Fully variable valve control
  • Double Vanos system

Entertainment

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

Exterior Body Features

  • Radiator grille bars, tailgate handle, lower front grille grating, rear central fog light in chrome
  • Chrome plated fuel cap
  • 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

Exterior Lights

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

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Manual air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Chrome interior highlights
  • MINI Yours leather steering wheel with silver contrasting stitching with MINI Yours badge
  • Air vents, gear lever base, speakers in doors, door handles in chrome
  • Knee roll and door armrests
  • Cupholders
  • Tool kit
  • Storage compartments in doors
  • Glove compartment
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • 12v Socket in centre console
  • 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

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

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

Seats

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

Security

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

Transmission

  • Steptronic sport transmission with double clutch and steering wheel paddles
  • Gear change indicator display
  • Performance Control

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.8
  • Engine Power - BHP 178
  • Engine Power - KW 131
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 207
  • Engine Torque - NM 280
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1350
  • Top Speed 146

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