The body of the new Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper D is 161mm longer and 11mm taller than the three-door Mini hatch. The wheelbase has also been extended by 72mm to 2,567mm. Traditional design features include the hexagonal contour of the radiator grille and circular headlights. Other features include bumper trim, bonnet scoop, brake air ducts and an ‘S’ red logo with a chrome bar. It comes with two solid, and ten metallic exterior colours in all models. The roof and exterior mirror caps can be finished contrasting colours - white or black and optional LED headlights.
The interior features include Start/Stop function, air conditioning for all models, USB/Bluetooth, heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, windscreen heating, sports seats as standard, rain sensors and automatic light control. It’s fitted with a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and ports a leather steering wheel and seats in fabric leather are offered as an alternative to the standard fabric version. Other features include electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors and Park Distance Control.
In terms of performance, there are four engine variables: three-cylinder petrol engine fitted to the Mini Cooper five-door hatch with a maximum output of 101kW and a four-cylinder petrol engine with output of 143kW. The new Mini Cooper SD five-door hatch with a three-cylinder diesel range with output of 86kW and a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel power unit with output of 126kW and comes standard, as a six-speed manual and optional six-speed automatic.
Safety features include airbags, three-point seatbelts on all seats, Isofix child mountings, heads-up display, cruise control and distance control, as well as a rear-view camera, ABS, EBD, cornering brake control with brake assistant and driving stability control system.