BMW has launched the new Mini range in the country at a price of Rs. 31.85 lac (3-door) and Rs 35.20 lac (5-door) (Ex-Showroom, pan India). The next-gen hatch comes with three trims - One, Cooper and Cooper S. This year Mini also introduced first-of-its-kind Mini 5-door globally and along with new 3-door, 5-door has also arrived in India. The legacy that Mini inherits from its ancestors is carried forward in the new Mini as Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India, said ‘Mini never stops, Mini never Rests, Mini never stands still - the signatory go kart feeling’.
On the design front, the hatch continues to carry footprints of its clan - short overhang and crisp proportions - the trademark Mini looks. On the inside, the instrumentation cluster is shifted behind the steering wheel and instead of central instrumentation cluster in previous cars, there’s Mini central display which shows current information and can be used for entertainment. It comes with 6.5-inch touchscreen and an optional whooping 8.8-inch widescreen version of it. Other standard features include, Mini navigation, Mini head-up-display, park assist and rear-view camera, etc. There’s also Mini driving mode - you can change interiors lighting, engine sound and divability. On the safety front, dual-front airbags, side curtain airbag, three-point automatic seat belts and tyre pressure control as standard.
Speaking of the powertrain, New Mini is offered with three petrol and two diesel engine options. Starting with the petrol, the 1.2-liter petrol musters 102hp of max power in between the range 4250-6000 rpm with a peak torque of 180 Nm extracted at 1250 rpm. This engine is solely offered with Mini One. Diesel version of Mini One - ‘D’ gets 1.5-liter 3-cylinder oil burner that musters 95 hp at 4000 rpm with a max torque of 220 Nm in between the engine speed - 1500-2000 rpm.
Mini Cooper gets 1.5-liter 3-cylinder petrol chucking out 136 hp of max power in the range of 4500-6000 rpm with peak torque of 220 Nm @ 1250 Nm. The diesel version - Cooper D gets 1.5-liter 3-block unit similar to that of Mini One, but with beefed up output, 116 hp @ 4000 rpm with a max torque of 270 Nm @ 1750 rpm.
The top-of-the-Mini Cooper S range offers 4-cylinder engines; Cooper S sports a 2.0-liter petrol chucking out 192 hp @ 4700-6000 rpm while the Cooper SD offers 2.0-liter diesel producing 170 hp @ 4000 rpm and 360 Nm at 1500 rpm.
Source : CarDekho