JUST A few months after the market launch of the new MINI, the British premium brand has expanded its model range with the addition of an entirely new body variant – the MINI 5 five-door – for the first time in its history.

It combines MINI’s hallmark driving fun, the distinctive character and refinement of the third model generation with and the enhanced practicality thatwhich comes from with extra space.

The characteristic exterior design of the original premium small car is authentically transferred to the specific proportions of the new body, with the addition of two rear doors.

With the wheelbase expanded by 72 millimetres and the body lengthened by 161 millimetres when compared to the MINI 3 door, the 5five-door model provides greater freedom in terms of interior use.

In the back are three separate seats, and passengers using them benefit from increased headroom of 15 millimetres and interior width increased of 61 millimetres at elbow height.

In addition, the luggage compartment space is 67 litres larger than in the new MINI 3three-door, with a total of 278 litres. The car’s high level of versatility is also supported by the 60:40 folding split in the rear backrest. It enables the luggage compartment volume to be increased to 941 litres.

The latest generation of engines ensures an exceptional balance between driving fun and fuel consumption. This is supported by the newly developed 6six-speed manual and 6six-speed Steptronic transmissions, as well as extensive MINIMALISM fuel-efficiency technology. MINI’s famed go-kart feeling on the road is guaranteed thanks to a model-specific version of the refined suspension technology.

The MINI 5 door also has an unmistakeable appearance. The body, greenhouse and roof are clearly separated from one another in visual terms. The window graphic tapers off to the rear, contributing to a dynamic wedge shape when the car is viewed in profile, and suggesting a forward thrust even when it’s stationary.

An innovative display and operating concept are evident throughout.

Precise lines, premium colour and material combinations and modern functionality highlight how the MINI 5five-door’s cabin is a contemporary reworking of a design classic.

The instrument cluster on the steering column displays road speed, engine speed and fuel level by means of superimposed circular instruments.

The speedometer scale includes a colour panel for check control messages, vehicle status displays and visual indicators relating to driver assistance systems currently activated.

Seats in a fabric/leather combination and leather finish are offered as an alternative to the standard fabric version.

The MINI Cooper S 5five-door and the MINI Cooper SD 5five-door are fitted with sport seats as standard and these are available as an option for the other variants.

There are two petrol engines and two diesel engines to choose from, with three and four cylinders respectively, as well as MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. In tThe engines power units of the MINI Cooper 5five-door and the MINI Cooper S 5five-door have, turbocharging and direct fuel injection are combined with variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS) and variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC, as patented by the BMW Group. In the diesel engines of the MINI Cooper D 5 door and the MINI Cooper SD 5 door, MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology consists of a turbocharger with variable turbine geometry and the latest generation of common rail direct injection. This offers further increased injection pressure as compared to the predecessor engines, a particularly high-precision fuel dosage and clean combustion.

The latest addition to the new generation of MINI engines is a 2.0-litre turbodiesel which delivers 125 kW/170 hp. With this peak output and a maximum torque of 360 Nm between 1,500 – 2,750 rpm, it ensures impressive pulling power.

The MINI Cooper SD 5 door completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds (automatic: 7.3 seconds), reaching a top speed of 225 km/h (223 km/h). The efficiency of the new diesel engine is reflected in an average fuel consumption of 4.1 to 4.3 litres (4.1 to 4.2 litres) per 100 kilometres and a CO2 emissions level of 109 to 112 grams per kilometre (107 to 109 g/km; EU test cycle figures, dependent on tyre format selected).

Spirited power and impressive efficiency are also combined in the MINI Cooper D 5 door. Its 1.5-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine has a peak output of 85 kW/116 hp. The maximum torque of 270 Nm is available from 1,750 rpm, enabling acceleration from zero to 100 km/h in 9.4 seconds).These figures are combined with an average fuel consumption of between 3.6 and 3.7 litres (3.8 to 3.9 litres) per 100 kilometres.

The 6-speed Steptronic transmission available for all variants of the new MINI 5 door offers improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and increased shift dynamics. It offers both automatic and manual changes in drive position using the gear selector switch. The new MINI 5 door also combines the 6-speed Steptronic transmission with the automatic engine start/stop function, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic. Another option for the new MINI Cooper S 5 door and the MINI Cooper SD 5 door is a 6-speed Steptronic sports transmission that offers even shorter shift times and comprises shift paddles on the steering wheel for use in manual mode.

In addition to the air conditioning system there is also a 2-zone automatic air conditioning system, seat heating for driver and front passenger, a panorama glass roof, a visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensor and automatic light control, a Harman/Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel (as standard in the MINI Cooper S 5 door and MINI Cooper SD 5 door) including optional multi-function buttons and cruise control.