Mini 3 Door is a cooper which is the subsidiary of the BMW Group had introduced the latest generation of its iconic car model in the country. The automaker has rolled out this series in two variants. It is fitted with a 2.0-litre, twin turbo petrol engine that is capable of unleashing a maximum power of 189bhp along with a peak torque of 280Nm. On the other hand, its diesel version is available with a new three cylinder, 1496cc diesel power plant as standard under its hood. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 114bhp along with a peak torque output of 270Nm, which is quite incredible. Petrol trim too carries the same exterior cosmetics with exclusive decals and styling features all round. There are no changes made to its cosmetics, since the vehicle received update just a few months ago. The manufacturer claims that this new petrol trim is capable of achieving accelerating from 0 to 100 Kmph mark in mere 6.7 seconds, which is rather remarkable. It is equipped with a reliable disc braking mechanism that is further assisted by ABS and pull-away assistant. The suspension system is also highly efficient that helps in keeping it well balanced at all times. Moreover, its handling is made quite easier with the help of its electronic power steering system. This latest hatchback gets some updates in terms of its exteriors in the form of redesigned headlight cluster, bumpers and radiator grille. Its headlight cluster now incorporated with distinctively designed LED daytime running lights that gives it a dynamic look. Its radiator grille too has been redesigned, which gives an aggressive appeal to its front facade. Furthermore, its bumper is fitted with a slightly pronounced air dam, which is further incorporated with diffuser as well. Its side profile remains mostly identical to its predecessor but its re-designed door panels gives it a refreshing new look. Whereas, its rear end gets a slightly bigger tail light cluster that has thick chrome surround. As far as its interiors are concerned, this latest version gets slightly revised seats, which are now covered with premium quality upholstery. This model series is bestowed with several advanced comfort features including an air conditioning unit in-car entertainment system and voice control function as well. At the same time, it is bestowed with several safety aspects including park distance control in the rear, central locking system and dynamic stability control. It is equipped with a total of four airbags that helps to minimize the risk of injury in case of a collision.
Its grille has been pronounced with a hexagonal design featuring horizontally positioned chrome slats. It also has a chrome surround, which further enhances its magnificent look. Surrounding this is the slightly tweaked headlight cluster that also has a thick chrome surrounds. It is now equipped with distinctly designed LED daytime running lights along with powerful headlamps. The bonnet too gets a minor update and is elegantly decorated with graphics along with the company's insignia. The wide windscreen is quite wide, which is accompanied by a pair of intermittent wipers. The automaker has also updated the front bumper by widening the air dam. Furthermore, it also gets a slightly bigger fog lamp consoles, which give it a refreshing new look. The side profile looks mostly identical to its predecessor but the modified door panels adds to its stylish appeal. Its ORVM caps along with pillars and doors have been garnished in high gloss black wherein the door handles gets chrome treatment. However, there is an option to personalize its roof and wing mirrors with a desired color scheme. It also has dual tone wheel arches, which are fitted with a set of stylish 16-inch 'Victory Spoke Silver' alloy wheels. However, customers can opt for a set of 17-inch tentacle spoke designed rims, which further adds to its captivating looks. Coming to the rear end, it gets a slightly modified taillight cluster that has a thick chrome surround. It is further equipped with powerful brake lamps, turn indicators and courtesy lamps. The rear windshield is quite large, which is accompanied by a wiper.
Both the petrol and diesel variants in this series have a total length measuring at 3821mm along with a decent width of 1727mm (excluding wing mirrors). It has a total height of 1414mm and a minimum ground clearance of just about 150mm. It also has a long wheelbase of 2495mm, which offers enough leg space to the occupants inside.
When it was introduced few months back, the car maker has made several changes to its interiors, especially in the cockpit section. Its dashboard has been retained, but it is fitted with a newly designed instrument cluster, which is positioned just behind the steering column. It displays critical information like rpm meter, vehicle speed and a few other informatics. The central instrument cluster has been repositioned on the dashboard and is accompanied by other equipments like AC unit and a music system. Furthermore, the power window switches are now placed on the doors, which further enhances the convenience. The cabin is furnished with well cushioned seats that offer good support right front the neck to the shoulders. The driver's seat has electrical adjustment facility while the rear bench seat has split folding facility. There are a lot of chrome inserts given inside the cabin, especially on door panels, instrument cluster surround, steering wheel and dashboard. The three spoke steering wheel is wrapped with premium quality leather upholstery and is mounted with multi-functional switches for added convenience. There are several utility based features given inside the cabin like front sun visors, center armrest, inside rear view mirror drink holders and accessory power sockets.
Its D trim is blessed with practical features including white direction indicator lights, smokers package, on-board computer, lights package, storage compartment and floor mats in Velour. This trim is also blessed with wide and well cushioned seats that are electrically adjustable and have adjustable headrests for better comfort. Its dashboard is fitted with a proficient automatic dual zone air conditioning unit that helps to regulate the air temperature inside, while creating a pleasant ambiance. The dashboard is also fitted with a multi function steering wheel that is mounted with gear shift paddles and is wrapped with fine leather. On the other hand, its newly introduced Cooper S trim is blessed with aspects like 'Mini Excitement' package, a multi functional sport leather steering wheel, rain sensor and park distance control system. This vehicle is also blessed with Mini Driving modes that allows the driver to optimize the engine sound, interior lighting and that other such aspects to provide exceptional driving experience.
The internal cabin is spacious enough to accommodate at least five people, as it has great leg room, shoulder space and head room. It is offered with a boot space of 211 litres, which can be further extended up to 731 litres by folding the rear seat. Furthermore, it is incorporated with a centrally mounted fuel tank has a total storage capacity of 44 litres.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
Its advanced six speed automatic transmission gearbox allows the vehicle to reach a top speed in the range of 200 to 203 Kmph. Meanwhile, it can zoom towards the 100 Kmph speed mark in 9.2 seconds, which is remarkable. Coming to the petrol motor, it is quicker than its diesel version as it can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier in just 6.7 seconds. Beside this, it can achieve a top speed of 233 Kmph, which is quite remarkable.
Engine and Performance
its petrol version is powered by a superior 2.0-litre engine that has a displacement capacity of 1998cc. This motor is based on DOHC valve configuration featuring 4-cylinders and 16-valves, which receives fuel through direct injection technology. It is capable of producing 189bhp between 4700 to 6000rpm and yields a pounding torque output of 280Nm at just 1250rpm. This engine too is coupled to a six speed manual transmission gearbox that sends the torque output to its front wheels. Its diesel version is powered by a 1.5-litre engine that has a high pressure direct fuel injection system. It comprises of three cylinders and 12-valves that displaces 1496cc. It is also incorporated with a turbocharger, which enables it to produce a maximum power of 114bhp at 4000rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 270Nm at just 1750rpm. This power plant is mated with an advanced six speed manual transmission gear box, which enables the front wheels to extract torque output.
It is incorporated with a high pressure direct fuel injection supply system. It is capable of giving away an average mileage of 25.6 Kmpl, which is rather impressive. However, this figure can go up to a maximum of 28.57 Kmpl (on expressways). Now, it is also available with a petrol engine option with 2.0-litre motor under the hood. The manufacturer claims that this engine helps the vehicle to deliver a mileage of 18.2 Kmpl (as per ARAI certification).
Power of Mini 3 DOOR
The 1496cc diesel engine comprises of three cylinders and 12 valves. It is also incorporated with a turbocharger for enhanced power output. It is capable of churning out a peak power of 114bhp that results in a maximum torque output of 270Nm, which is quite outstanding. While the newly introduced trim is powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre engine that is integrated with a twin power turbocharger. This engine has the ability to produce a maximum power of 192bhp in combination with a hammering torque of 280Nm.
Stereo & Accessories
Both the petrol and diesel variants have a MINI Radio with a visual boost featuring a 6.5 inch display screen. At the same time, it is also offered with a high resolution 8.8 inch screen as an optional feature. It also includes the web radio, which provides access to your favorite station and offers better entertainment to the occupants. There is a voice control function that reads out things and enables the driver to focus on driving. Buyers can also opt for an advanced Alpine HI-FI system with high quality speakers along with tweeters, backrest protector and a rail box. In terms of exteriors, individuals can personalize this vehicle with attractive body graphics, mud flaps, external wing mirror caps in chrome, roof line spoiler and various other such styling features.
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Braking & Handling
This model series is blessed with a highly efficient braking system wherein, all the wheels are fitted with robust disc brakes, which deliver excellent performance. This mechanism is further assisted by anti lock braking system that prevents wheel lock up during emergency braking. On the other hand, it is incorporated with a proficient suspension system that helps the vehicle to remain stable on any road conditions. This hatchback is incorporated with an electronic power assisted steering system, which is quite responsive. It reduces the efforts of driver and makes maneuvering easier even during heavy traffic conditions.
Safety & Security
It has a few driver assistant systems like head up display, road sign detection, pedestrian warning with initial brake function and driving assistant through camera based active cruise control. It includes dynamic stability control that avoids unstable driving situations by intervening in the engine management and, if necessary, by applying braking force to individual wheels at the front or rear. The advanced anti-lock braking system prevents it from skidding on slippery surfaces and avoids locking up of wheels. It has electronic immobilizer that avoids any unauthorized entry into the vehicle and protects it from theft. Then, there is a flat tyre indicator available that notifies the driver when the air pressure in tyres is low. There are three point seat belts available at front with belt tensioner and force limiters as well. Another aspect is the electronic differential lock control that enables smooth and comfortable starts on road surfaces that does not offer proper grip. The dynamic traction control is an advanced aspect that is useful in situations when some wheel slip is needed. This hatch has high beam headlights at front, which offers improved visibility to the driver ahead. There are front airbags available for driver and passenger along with side airbags that helps in preventing any injury when a collision takes place. Moreover, the reverse parking camera makes reversing easy and safe as well. Apart from these, it has a crash sensor, pullaway assistant, high mount stop lamp, traction control, twin ISOFIX child seat attachments, park distance control as well as the disc braking mechanism that further improves the safety level.
The manufacturer is offering this hatchback series with a set of stylish 16 inch 'Victory Spoke' alloy wheels as standard feature. These rims are embraced with terrain capable tubeless radial tyres of size 195/55 R16 that offers an excellent grip on roads.
1. Diesel variant has decent mileage.
2. Its handling is quite simple.
3. Very appealing external image.
4. Petrol variant acceleration is remarkable.
5. Plenty of comfort features are available.
1. Very few authorized service stations.
2. Service cost is quite high.
3. Absence of leather upholstery.
4. Power of diesel motor is low.
5. Its price tag is not reasonable.
Mini 3 DOOR price
|Cooper D |
|28.5 Lakh ||31.85 Lakh ||28.5 Lakh ||28.5 Lakh ||28.5 Lakh ||31.85 Lakh ||28.5 Lakh
|Cooper S |
|31.5 Lakh ||35.2 Lakh ||31.5 Lakh ||31.5 Lakh ||31.5 Lakh ||35.2 Lakh ||31.5 Lakh
|Cooper S Carbon Edition |
|39.9 Lakh ||42.17 Lakh ||41.2 Lakh ||41.86 Lakh ||41.81 Lakh ||42.15 Lakh ||42.4 Lakh