An entirely new body style for the range, MINI’s signature exterior design language has been authentically adapted for the new model. The two rear doors enhance its versatility and, coupled with increased interior space, its appeal to a fresh group of customers who will further expand the MINI family.
This second body variant of the new MINI features a characteristically sporty profile. The wheelbase is 72 millimetres longer than the MINI 3-Door Hatch, and all of the extra length has been used to create more cabin space. The practical new body style allows for the inclusion of a central rear seat, making the car a true five-seater.
Usability has also improved at the rear, with a boot that’s bigger than ever. At 278 litres – 67 litres more than the MINI 3-Door Hatch – the car features a 60:40 split folding rear seat.
The MINI 5-Door Hatch will be available in six model variants with the choice of both petrol and diesel engines, featuring MINI’s innovative TwinPower Turbo Technology. A slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard across the range, with a six-speed Steptronic transmission available as an option. Combined cycle CO2 emissions start at just 92 g/km.
The functional qualities of the new MINI 5-Door Hatch are reflected in the clarity of its exterior design. The unique roof line and visual emphasis on the rear section highlights its extended length, while the increased overall height has improved passenger headroom. Characteristic MINI proportions ensure a compact and powerful appearance which underscores the car’s dynamic agility – often referred to as the brand’s trademark ‘go-kart handling’.
The wide track, short overhangs and window graphic that tapers visually to the rear all contribute towards creating a dynamic 3D wedge shape. An athletic stature is aided by a striking sill line between the front and rear wheel arches. Traditional design features include the seamless hexagonal contour of the radiator grille, the side indicator surrounds known as ‘side scuttles’, the circular headlights, the upright rear light clusters and the black periphery around the bottom edge of the body. The contours of the headlamps, rear lights and wheel arches are emphasised by means of precise edging.
On the MINI One 5-Door Hatch and MINI One D 5-Door Hatch, the ribs of the radiator grille are finished in high gloss black. The bumper trim, integrated into the radiator grille and also acting as a number plate carrier, is finished in grained black, as are the tailgate handle and exterior mirror caps. The MINI Cooper 5-Door Hatch and MINI Cooper D 5-Door Hatch are fitted with a bumper trim in high-gloss black and exterior mirror caps in the body colour. Their radiator grille ribs and tailgate handle are White Aluminium, while the exhaust tailpipe has a chrome cover.
The MINI Cooper S 5-Door Hatch and MINI Cooper SD 5-Door Hatch feature a honeycomb pattern radiator grille, anthracite bumper trim, additional air intake in the bonnet, brake air ducts integrated into the lower air inlet and a separate rear apron with exhaust tailpipes arranged at the centre. These model variants also bear a red ‘S’ logo with a chrome border.
LED headlamps with adaptive light distribution, LED indicators and LED fog lamps are unique features within the segment. The new MINI 5-Door Hatch is the first car in its competitive category to offer the option of LED headlights. The bright white units provide the light source for both low and high beam. They are surrounded by an LED daylight driving ring, the lower section of which reaches down to the white turn indicators. The optional fog lamps are available in halogen, or with LED technology in conjunction with LED headlights. Cars fitted with LED headlights also have LED rear clusters.
The range of exterior paint finishes consists of four solid and nine metallic colours. New to the range is the MINI Yours paint finish called Lapisluxury Blue. The roof and exterior mirror caps can be finished in a contrasting colour – white or black – as a no-cost option.
The MINI 5-Door Hatch sets new standards within its competitive segment in terms of legroom, headroom and boot volume. Rear legroom has been increased by 72 millimetres, there are 15 millimetres more headroom and 61 millimetres extra interior width at elbow height. There are now three distinct seats in the rear, making the car a genuine five-seater.
The horizontal structure of the cockpit and the circular and elliptical contours of central features – the air vents, instruments and door trim – are among the classic MINI design elements. The dial cluster on the steering column displays road speed, engine speed and fuel supply, while the speedometer scale includes a colour panel for Check Control messages, vehicle status displays and visual indicators relating to driver assistance systems currently activated.
As soon as the key is inside the car, the engine can be started by pressing the toggle-type start/stop switch located in the middle of the centre console, which lights up red. Above it are the three circular control switches for heating and air conditioning. The operating switches for the headlamps and fog lights are located on the instrument cluster next to the steering wheel.
The central instrument display provides wide-ranging functionality. Depending on the car’s fittings, the centrepiece of its interior serves as a four-line TFT display or a colour screen of up to 8.8 inches in size. It provides operating feedback for vehicle functions, air conditioning, infotainment, communication, navigation maps and route directions as well as the special graphics for MINI Connected Services. The selection and control of these functions is via a Controller in the centre console which comes in conjunction with the Radio MINI Visual Boost, the MINI navigation system or the MINI navigation system Professional.
This innovative display and operating concept is supported by a lighting design which is unique to MINI. LED units around the outer edge of the circular instrument – optionally available in six colours – can respond to specific operating procedures according to driver preference.
At 278 litres – 67 litres more than the MINI 3-Door Hatch – the newcomer’s boot is both generous and highly practical. With a rear seat back that splits 60:40 and fold down to create additional space, the luggage compartment volume can be expanded up to 941 litres. Rear seats can also be angled more steeply so as to create extra luggage space. An optional storage package is available, and includes a luggage compartment floor which can be positioned at various heights for versatile load-carrying.
Seats in a fabric/leather combination and leather finish are offered as an alternative to standard fabric. The MINI Cooper S 5-Door Hatch and the MINI Cooper SD 5-Door Hatch are fitted with sport seats as standard and these are available as an option for other variants. Optional leather lounge seats offer top-quality upholstery for the highest level of seating comfort.
In typical MINI fashion, a high level of interior customisation is possible via a model-specific selection of upholstery colours, interior surfaces, Colour Lines and other design features. These include a Chrome Line, LED lighting package and orange-coloured ambient lighting. Numerous other MINI Yours programme features are also available.
MINI 5-Door Hatch, prices start at £14,350. This means the car is just £600 more than the equivalent MINI 3-Door Hatch.
MINI One 5-Door Hatch £14,350
MINI One D 5-Door Hatch £15,490
MINI Cooper 5-Door Hatch £15,900
MINI Cooper D 5-Door Hatch £17,050
MINI Cooper S 5-Door Hatch £19,255
MINI Cooper SD 5-Door Hatch £20,050