Revised design and extra legroom for the grown-up MINI
Love the style of the MINI hatch but need a little extra legroom? The 5-door MINI hatch sits mid-way between the three-door and the Clubman estate, and its extra 16cm of length plus the two rear doors and more headspace give it a roomier feel, without sacrificing that distinctive MINI character. For 2018 the MINI 5-door gains subtle revisions to its design, a new choice of engines and plenty of fresh tech for the interior.
MINI’s safety features include Dynamic Stability and
Traction Control to provide the optimum grip on all driving surfaces, with
Dynamic Stability Control intervening to keep the vehicle on line by applying
braking force to individual wheels. The optional MINI Driving Assistant offers
a camera-based active cruise control to monitor traffic in front and apply the
brakes if it slows. Other safety technology includes Pedestrian Warning and
Collision Mitigation, which scan the streets and apply the brakes if they
detect trouble ahead.
Like its 3-door and Convertible stablemates, the 5-door MINI
gains a thorough design refresh. There’s room for five inside the appealing
cabin and the boot takes up to 941 litres of luggage (278 litres with the rear
seats up). Front and rear LED lights are among the striking new features, with
the rear taillights gaining a Union Jack motif. There’s a new version of the
MINI badge on the bonnet with the exterior colour showing beneath the ‘wings’,
too. New colours in the range are Solaris Orange, Starlight Blue and Emerald
Grey and you can choose from an even wider range of decorative graphics to
personalise your MINI.
Standard equipment on the MINI 5-door includes a multi-function steering wheel and a 6.5in colour infotainment screen with Bluetooth connectivity. This can be upgraded with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring. The Navigation Plus upgrade has a larger 8.8in screen and adds wireless mobile phone charging, real-time traffic information and other connected services.
MINI's Pepper Pack adds 15in alloy wheels, automatic headlights, climate control and rear parking sensors to the standard specification, while the Chili Pack includes 17in alloys, part-leather upholstery, a sports steering wheel and Sport driving mode.
For the 2018 models, the 1.2-litre petrol MINI One powertrain has been replaced by a three-cylinder 1.5-litre Twin-Power turbo petrol engine. This is the most efficient petrol engine with 57.6mpg in the combined cycle and 112g/km CO2. Cooper and Cooper S engines are 1.5 and 2.0 litres respectively. There’s also a 134bhp diesel engine for the Cooper One D delivering 99g/km CO2 and a combined mpg of 76.3.
As well as a standard six-speed manual transmission, a new seven-speed dual-clutch Steptronic transmission is an option on most models and the John Cooper Works model has the option of an eight-speed Steptronic transmission.
If the MINI Clubman isn’t for you, but you still want a little more room than the three-door MINI hatch can provide, the 5-door fits the brief to perfection. As usual with MINI you have a wide range of engines, options packs and design enhancements to choose from.
|Dimensions (MINI One 3 Door Hatch)|
|Vehicle length||3982 mm|
|Vehicle width (inc. Door Mirrors)||1932 mm|
|Vehicle height||1425 mm|
|Luggage Capacity (litres)||278 - 941|
Engine Capacity||1499 cc|
|Max Torque||190 Nm / 1350 - 3600 rpm|
|Max Power||102 hp|
|Top Speed||119 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 10.3 sec|
|Combined cycle||57.6 mpg|
|Urban cycle||47.1 mpg|