The new Mini arrives in India with a 5-door variant

Mumbai, 19 November 2014: BMW India launched the new MINI 3-door and the new MINI 5-door in India today at a dazzling event in Mumbai. For the first time in its history, the new MINI has a 5-door variant in the small car segment.


Launched at an all India ex-showroom prices of INR 31,85,000 for the new MINI Cooper D 3-door and INR 35,20,000 for the new MINI Cooper D 5-door, the new series progressively enhances the unmistakable character, sportiness, agility and style associated with the badge. The vehicles will be available at dealerships across India as CBU (Completely Built-Up) units from today.

Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW Group India said, “MINI is an inspiration for trend-setters and creative spirits the world over. And with the latest generation of MINI, we want to amplify the excitement once again. To ensure the new generation of MINI is as successful as its predecessors, we have made just subtle modifications to its design. But beneath the outer skin is a brand-new car with an absolutely revamped interior stacked with state-of-the-art technologies seen for the first time in a small car.”

The new MINI is available in eleven colours: two non-metallic - 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 add some extra contrast by opting for an Aspen White or Jet Black roof.

The new MINI 3-door has a redesigned front grille that boasts big air intakes and a black honeycomb-patterned grid specific for the Cooper S. On the back, the air outlet housing two fog lights is wrapped around the double exhaust tailpipes. Red S badges on the front grille and back make a clear athletic statement for the Cooper S. Lighting the way are newly designed headlights and rear lights with full-LED headlights available as an option. For the side indicators, new graphics and a new insert play a big role in giving the new MINI its more mature look.

The new MINI 5-door has a slightly longer wheelbase that gives a distinct air of space. The interior include a revamped dashboard with all driving related displays placed behind the steering wheel, directly in your field of vision. The centre speedometer has been replaced by the all-new MINI Central Display which shows car information and entertainment. Increased interior space and foldable rear backrest with adjustable tilt angle make for further advancements in the area of functionality. It has comfortable rear seat for three, more legroom in the back and 50 litre more volume in the boot.

The new MINI TwinPower Turbo engines make the new MINI faster and lighter on fuel.

Beneath the bonnet of the new MINI Cooper S 3-door is the 4-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo petrol engine delivering 280 Nm torque. Developed from scratch for the new MINI, it injects the MINI Cooper S with 141 kW / 189 hp of pure unadulterated go-kart fun. The MINI Cooper S is quick and needs just 6.7 seconds to hit 100 km/hr and its top speed is 233 km/h.

The new MINI Cooper D 3-door and the new MINI Cooper D 5-door has a state-of-the-art 1.5 litre 3-cylinder MINI TwinPower Turbo diesel engine delivering 270 Nm of torque. Punching down the accelerator delivers a power output of 85 kW / 114 hp. It has a top speed of 200 km/h and shoots from 0 to 100 km/hr in just 9.2 seconds.

The standard six-speed automatic transmission provides improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and increased shift dynamics. The automatic transmission is combined with the automatic engine start/stop function to prevent unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic.

With the all-new MINI Driving Modes you can change the car’s driving characteristics, interior lighting and engine sound to match your mood. GREEN mode saves on fuel and SPORT mode tests speed and agility. If you want the best of both worlds, just leave it on MID mode and the vehicle will be at its most civilized behaviour.

Stacked with safety technology, the standard equipment in the new MINI comprise front and passenger airbags, 3-point seat belts, Dynamic Stability Control, crash sensor, Anti-lock Braking System and Run-flat indicator.

The new MINI Central Display is a pulsating hub of infotainment and optionally available in the 6.5 inch display or the whopping 8.8 inch widescreen version. When hooked up to your smartphone with the relevant apps, MINI Connected provides an endless stream of digital information and entertainment. Follow your friends on Facebook, tweet about your travel destination or check in on Foursquare when you get there. Stay up to date with the latest RSS news feeds, stream music from radio stations from all over the world with web radio or look up the nearest pizza place via online search.

The new MINI also comes with an array of high-tech options where you can choose from features like MINI Navigation System Professional, MINI Connected XL, Wired package, MINI Head-up Display, Harman Kardon hi fi-system and LED headlights with cornering function.
The new Mini arrives in India with a 5-door variant The new Mini arrives in India with a 5-door variant Reviewed by Sanjay Sarma on Thursday, November 20, 2014 Rating: 5

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