Mini from BMW launched
its new 3-door and 5-door variants in India on November 19, 2014. This is the
first time in the company’s history that a new Mini is represented with a
5-door variant in the small car segment in India. The new Mini Cooper D 3-door
will cost Rs. 31, 85,000 (ex-showroom Delhi) while the 5-door variant will cost
Rs. 35, 20,000 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Both of the new
variants are now available at Mini dealerships across the country as CBU
(Completely Built-Up) units from November 19, 2014. However the new Mini Cooper
S 3-door variant will be made available at their dealerships across India as a
CBU only in the first quarter of 2015. The new Cooper D variants will be
available in eleven colours to choose from---Two non-metallic colours - Pepper
White, Volcano Orange and nine metallic hues - Moonwalk Grey, Blazing Red,
Electric Blue, British Racing Green, Iced Chocolate, Thunder Grey, Deep Blue,
White Silver and Midnight Black. You can also customise the cars further by adding
an extra Aspen White or Jet Black roof option.
The new Mini has
been designed to make it look compact, agile while carrying forward the brands legacy.
The new Mini 3-door has a completely redesigned front grille which boasts of
large air intakes while the Cooper S gets a black honeycomb-patterned grille.
Giving the new vehicles a signature Mini look are the newly designed headlights
and taillights with full-LED headlights also available as an option. The sides
have new graphics and insert options as well. The new 5-door variant is the
second body variant which the company has launched of the new Mini design. The
5-door variant reflects the car's historical roots as well as the contemporary concept
of the vehicle. The 5-door variant has a slightly longer wheelbase giving the
car some added space.
The new Minis get
a revamped dashboard which hosts all driving related displays such as the
speedometer and the rpm indicator which are placed behind the steering wheel.
The centre speedometer has now been replaced by a new infotainment central display.
The interior space has been increased and has a foldable rear backrest with an adjustable
tilt angle increasing the functionality of the cars. The new Minis get a Twin
Power Turbo engine which makes the car faster and lighter on fuel. The new Mini
Cooper D 3-door and the new Mini Cooper D 5-door have a 1.5 litre 3-cylinder Mini
Twin Power Turbo diesel engine delivering 270 Nm of torque and 114bhp of power.
The cars have a top speed of 200 km/h and will go from 0 to 100 km/hr in just
9.2 seconds. The car has a standard six-speed automatic transmission which
improves efficiency, enhances shift comfort and increases shift dynamics. The
engine has an auto shut off function idling in traffic to avoid unnecessary
fuel consumption. The new Mini returns almost 21 km to the litre.
The new Mini
comes with different driving modes to suit your mood. The driving
characteristics, interior lighting and engine sound all change with the
different driving modes. The car comes with a Green mode, a Sports mode and a
Mid mode for a balance of both performance and economy. The standard safety
equipment comprises of front and passenger airbags, a 3-point seat belts,
Dynamic Stability Control, crash sensor, Anti-lock Braking System and Run-flat
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