Mini upgrades

MINI Cooper S 3-door. (Picture: Bernhard Filser)

Twenty years after the launch of the modern Mini, the latest model generation moves to the next stage of its evolution, with the Mini 3-Door Hatch, the Mini Electric, the Mini 5-Door Hatch and the Mini Convertible getting fresh new design and technology updates, bringing parity across the line-up.

Bernd Korber, Head of the MINI brand, said: “With the current model revision, the Mini has reached a level of maturity that makes it more exceptional in the small car segment with regard to design, product substance and premium quality, than ever before.

“The Mini is the original that stands out from the crowd and it continues to reinvent itself again and again.”

The refreshed exterior looks even more modern, with even more attention now focussed on the car’s central design features. The front-view is dominated by a larger radiator grille and its black, hexagonal surround, and the hallmark round MINI headlights.

MINI Cooper S Convertible. (Picture: Guenter Schmied)

The position lights have been replaced by vertical air inlets to optimise aerodynamics and the central bumper strip is now in body colour, rather than black.

The wheel arch has new contours, the side indicators have been redesigned to feature LED technology and at the back of the car, the fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit.

Adding to an expansive colour pallet, customers can now choose from three additional exterior body colours. Rooftop Grey is now available on all models, with customers also now able to choose Island Blue, which previously was only available on Mini Countryman and the Mini Convertible gets an exclusive colour option with Zesty Yellow.

MINI Cooper 3-door. (Picture: Guenter Schmied)

As part of the Piano Black Exterior option, the door handles, side scuttles, fuel cap, Mini logo on the bonnet and luggage compartment lid and model lettering and tailpipes of the exhaust system are now finished in high-gloss black, in addition to the surrounds of the headlights, radiator grille and rear lights.

Customers can also choose from five new wheels across all models, with Tentacle Spoke black design, Scissor Spoke and Pedal Spoke now being offered in 17-inch wheels. Pulse Spoke design and John Cooper Works wheels in Circuit Spoke black design are now offered in 18-inch options.

The new Multitone roof features a colour gradient from San Marino Blue through Pearly Acqua to Jet Black, created with a new painting technique

Interior of MINI Cooper S 3-door. (Picture: Bernhard Filser)

The redesigned interior is sophisticated and modern. An 8.8-inch colour touch screen display and Piano Black high-gloss surface are now standard and the audio control unit and function buttons for hazard warning lights and driver assistance systems are integrated more harmoniously into the circular control unit.

A newly-designed sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons will be part of the standard equipment of all model variants.  The digital display behind the steering wheel, already offered on the John Cooper Works GP and Mini Electric, is now offered as standard on all new models.

The new MINI design is more modern, it’s fresher, clearer. All innovations follow a common mission: Purify Mini, less complexity, more individuality.

Prices for the new model will start as follows: 3-door is €22,455 (Automatic €24,355); 5-door Hatch €23,405 (Automatic €25,505), Convertible €29,315 (Automatic €31,305); Electric €28,455 when grants are included. There will be three different engine options.

Interior MINI Cooper 3-door. (Picture: Guenter Schmied)