The iconic British luxury car maker, Mini has launched its compact hatchback a few months back in the Indian auto market, which is christened as Mini 5 DOOR . It is competing against the likes of Mercedes Benz A Class, BMW 1 Series, Volvo V40 Cross Country and others in this segment. It is available in one variant only. It is powered by a 1.5-litre diesel engine under the hood, which comes with a displacement capacity of 1496cc. This motor has the ability to produce a maximum power of 116bhp in combination with 270Nm of torque output. This motor is cleverly mated with a six speed automatic gear box, which sends the power to its front wheels. At the same time, its braking and suspension mechanism are quite proficient and keeps it well balanced. Its braking system is further augmented by ABS along with electronic brake force distribution, which prevents it from skidding, especially on slippery roads. In addition to these, it is also incorporated with an advanced electronic power steering system that delivers precise response and makes it quite convenient to handle. Not only the engine performance, but this hatchback is rich in its features also. There are several changes made to its interiors and to the exteriors, which eventually gives it a refreshing new look. To start with the exteriors, it received a modified radiator grille, taillight cluster and bumpers, which makes it look quite captivating on the roads. At the same time, its headlight cluster is now incorporated with a distinctly designed LED daytime running lights, which gives it a dynamic stance. This version also has a sporty bonnet that houses a small scoop, which gives it an aggressive appeal. Furthermore, the side profile gets a minor tweak in the form of modified door panels, which adds to its sophisticated looks. In terms of its interiors, this model series gets a revised dashboard that houses several advanced equipments on it. The instrument cluster is now positioned behind the steering column, which adds to the convenience of the driver. The seats too have been re-structured with better back and thigh support. It helps in enhancing the drive comfort. On the other hand, the automaker is offering an option to customize the interior trims with three different schemes like Dark Silver, Piano Black and Checkered Black. At the same time, buyers can opt for a premium quality leather upholstery, which gives a plush appeal to the cabin. This model series is equipped with several advanced aspects like an advanced infotainment system with a lot of functions and an automatic AC unit, which keeps the entire cabin cool. Apart from these, it also has all four power windows with driver side auto down function, on-board computer, Bluetooth handsfree interface, MINI excitement package, storage compartment package, park distance control and many other such aspects. On the other hand, it is incorporated with several important safety aspects including anti lock braking system, dynamic stability control, airbags, and parking assistant system. It has an advanced engine immobilizer, which safeguards the vehicle from theft. It has dual airbags for driver and front co-passenger, which adds to the safety in case of collision take place. The company is selling this model series with a standard warranty of three years or unlimited Kilometers. At the same time, the buyers can also extend this period for one or two years at an additional cost paid to authorized dealer.
The exteriors of this hatchback are designed with an aerodynamic body structure, which is fitted with a number of styling aspects. Its curvy body structure is fitted with distinctly designed cosmetics, which further adds to its classy appeal. To begin with the front facade, it is designed with a re-sculptured radiator grille that has a hexagonal design. It is further fitted with horizontally positioned chrome slats that adds to its dynamic appeal. This grille also has a thick chrome surround that gives it a magnificent stance to the frontage. It is flanked by a modified headlight cluster that is now equipped with distinctly designed LED daytime running lights along with headlamps and side turn indicators. It is also bestowed with a revised bonnet that has an air vent along with stylish graphics and company's insignia. It is accompanied by black cladding that helps in preventing the vehicle from minor damages. The front wide windscreen is quite large and is accompanied by a pair of intermittent wipers and washers. The car maker has also modified the front bumper by pronouncing its air dam along with its fog lamp consoles. Furthermore, it houses a diffuser that adds to its sporty appeal. As far as its side profile is concerned, its door panels have been tweaked, which enhances its stylish appeal. It is designed with a strong character lines and chrome plated door handles, which gives it a nice look. All its pillars have been treated with high gloss black wherein its roof gets a body color. At the same time, the outside rear view mirrors are painted in body color and comes with electrically adjustment function. It is integrated with side turn blinker that adds to the safety appeal. However, the buyers can customize its roof along with wing mirrors and door handles with a with desired color scheme. Its wheel arches are fitted with black colored caps, which gives it a dual tone look. These fenders are fitted with a set of stylish 16-inch alloy wheels that are covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres and gives a superior grip on any road conditions. However, customers can choose a set of distinctly designed 17-inch rims, which further adds to its sporty appeal. Coming to the rear end, this five door version gets a modified taillight cluster that has a thick chrome wrap around. It is further fitted with powerful brake lights, turn indicators and courtesy lamps that dazzles the rear profile. The rear windshield is flat, which is fitted with a washer along with wiper. In addition to this, it is fitted with a spoiler that gives it a sporty appeal. The rear bumper has been completely redesigned and is now fitted with a chrome plated exhaust pipe. It is also fitted with a third brake light, which has a chrome surround.
The company has designed this hatchback with an overall length of 3982mm, which is quite good and has a decent height of 1425mm that ensures enough headroom for all occupants. It has a total width of 1727mm, which comes to 1932mm including the external wing mirrors. It has a long wheelbase of 2567mm, which is helps in creating a roomy cabin. Its steering wheel supports a minimum turning radius of 10.8 meters.
The car maker has given this vehicle a roomy internal cabin, which is incorporated with a lot of sophisticated features. It is perfect for accommodating five passengers and provides ample leg space along with head room. The cabin is equipped with a wide and well cushioned seats that offer good support as well as comfort to its occupants. These are further covered with fine quality leather upholstery that are available in both black and beige colors. The cockpit is designed elegantly with a smooth dashboard that is in black color. It is further integrated with a few equipments like a newly designed instrument cluster, multifunction steering wheel, air conditioning vents and a center console with various controls. It is offered with a 6.5 inch TFT color display as a standard fitment for multimedia, navigation, telephone as well as vehicle functions. Meanwhile, the 8.8 inch display screen is offered as an optional feature that adds to the convenience level. The door handles are available in Hazy Grey, Off-White or Piano Black shades depending on the interior surfaces. It has a couple of 12V power sockets for charging mobiles and other electronic devices. The chrome inserts around the air vents, loudspeakers and gear selector lever further adds to its classiness. The steering wheel is wrapped with fine leather and mounted with multi-functional switches like audio, call and cruise control. The car maker has blessed it with a number of utility based aspects, which are cup and bottle holders, front sun visors with passenger side vanity mirror, center armrest, day and night inside rear view mirror and a few other storage spaces that adds to their convenience.
The manufacturer has bestowed it with several sophisticated features that gives a pleasurable driving experience to its occupants. This striking vehicle offers a high level of comfort to its occupants by way of its several advanced features. It includes an efficient automatic dual zone air conditioning unit. This cools the cabin in no time and gives a pleasant feel to its occupants. It also has dust and pollen filter, which purifies the cabin air. The cabin is incorporated with a multi function steering wheel that is mounted with gear shift paddles. Then, there is the MINI excitement package that further assists in providing a comfortable driving experience. There are all four power operated windows available, while the external rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable. The reverse parking sensors is another aspect, which makes it quite easy for the driver to park the vehicle. The cabin is equipped with adjustable headrests integrated to the well cushioned seats that adds to their convenience. The interior rear view mirror comes with automatic anti dazzle feature, while it has cruise control with braking function as well. Besides these, the cabin includes sun visors at front with vanity mirror and there is also rear reading lamp available. There is the new MINI Connected multimedia infotainment system available that keeps it passengers entertained all through their journey. Apart from these, it includes reverse parking camera, spacious glove box, MINI controller, navigation system and a few others. The well cushioned seats offer not only comfort but good support as well, which is a plus point. There is an advanced audio unit available, which adds to the entertainment quotient. It has a power steering wheel that makes it easier for the driver while maneuvering it. The company has also given this vehicle an advanced infotainment system. It has a web radio that provides access to various channels thus, allowing its passengers to listen to music all the way. It includes the MINI calendar, which syncs all the appointments as well as dates from a smartphone and acts as a reminder for an event. It comes with a voice control option as well that read out things and enable the driver to concentrate on driving. In addition to these, the list includes a digital clock, remote fuel lid and trunk opener, cruise control function, rear seat center armrest and some other such aspects that enhances the level of comfort.
This model is designed with a spacious cabin that can take in five people with ease. It offers sufficient leg room owing to its impressive wheelbase. Whereas the head as well as shoulder room is also pretty good, which makes its passengers feel comfortable throughout their journey. It comes with the luggage compartment of 278 litres, which is quite good for storing a lot of stuff. This space can be further increased up to 719 litres by folding the rear seat. For planning a longer drive, the company has given it a large fuel tank that can store about 44 litres of diesel in it.
Acceleration & Pick-Up
The engine of this version is equipped with a newly developed 1.5-litre diesel engine, which is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission gear box. This enables the vehicle to attain a top speed in the range of 200 to 203 Kmph. At the same time, it can break the 100 Kmph speed barrier from a standstill in mere 9.2 seconds from a standstill, which is astounding.
Engine and Performance
Under the bonnet, this hatchback is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel mill that has a displacement capacity of 1496cc. It comprises of three cylinders and twelve valves, which is based on dual camshaft based valve configuration. It is also incorporated with a turbocharger, which enables this motor to pump out a maximum power of 116bhp at 4000rpm that results in a commanding torque output of 270Nm at just 1750rpm. This motor is mated with a sophisticated six speed automatic transmission gearbox, which sends the torque output to the front wheels. This engine is incorporated with an advanced direct injection fuel supply system, which allows the hatchback to deliver a decent fuel economy.
This version is equipped with an advanced 1.5-litre diesel engine under the hood that has current generation direct fuel injection technology. This power plant enables the vehicle to give away a maximum mileage of 28.57 Kmpl on the bigger roads, which is perhaps best in its class. Meanwhile, under standard driving conditions, it has the ability to deliver an average mileage of 23.6 Kmpl in the city traffic, which is quite good.
Power of Mini 5 DOOR
Its diesel engine has a total of three cylinders and twelve valves, which is also incorporated with a turbocharger that enables it to produce a maximum power of 116bhp along with a hammering torque output of 270Nm at just 1750rpm, which is rather incredible.
Stereo & Accessories
This stunning vehicle is offered with a number of interesting features and one among them is the advanced infotainment system. It has a web radio that provides access to various channels thus, allowing its passengers to listen to music all the way. It includes the MINI calendar, which syncs all the appointments as well as dates from a smartphone and acts as a reminder for an event. It comes with a voice control option as well that read out things and enable the driver to concentrate on driving. On the other hand, there are quite of lot of additional features that owners can choose to include in their vehicle. These include the Alpine HI-FI system that features an efficient Class D amplifier, mid range speakers, tweeters, a separate bass and compatible with all iPod interfaces. Individuals can opt for the advanced system, which triggers an acoustic signal and activates the hazard warning lights in the event of attempted break-ins or any other damage to the vehicle. The backrest protector is another feature that protects the back of front seats against damage and dirt. The rail box is a perfect option to go with if the passengers want something to store small things like wallet, mobile phone and so on. Moreover, its overall appearance can be further enhanced with the help of accessories like a roof line spoiler, wind deflector, body decals, car cover, external wing mirror caps in chrome and a few other such aspects, which further adds to its style.
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Braking & Handling
The car maker given this hatchback an efficient braking mechanism along with a reliable suspension system, which keeps it well balanced and stable. The front and rear wheels of this hatch have been fitted with a robust set of disc brakes. It also has anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution that further helps in improving this mechanism. It comes with a proficient suspension system that assists to keep it well balanced irrespective of the road conditions. The dynamic stability control is another advanced aspects that prevents unstable driving situations by intervening in the engine management and, if necessary, by applying braking force to individual wheels at the front or rear. Then, there is dynamic traction control that is useful in situations when some wheel slip is needed. Moreover, the handling is made quite convenient with the help of an electronic power assisted steering system. It offers very good response and makes maneuvering easier even during heavy traffic conditions.
Safety & Security
There is a long list of safety features available in this hatchback that will offer maximum security to the vehicle and its passengers as well. It has front airbags for the driver and co-passenger, while there are also side airbags that helps in preventing any injury, when any collision takes place. The presence of electronic immobilizer helps in protecting the vehicle from theft and prevents any unauthorized access into it. It also has anti lock braking system that prevents from skidding on slippery surfaces and avoids locking up of wheels. Its front facade features high beam headlights that offer better visibility to the driver ahead. The instrument cluster also helps to keep the driver alert by displaying notifications like driver seat belt warning lamp, door ajar indicator, fuel consumption display and a few others. Besides these, it comes with a flat tyre indicator that notifies the driver when the air pressure in tyres is going down. It includes electronic differential lock control that allows smooth and comfortable starts on rugged road surfaces. It has a reverse parking camera available, which makes reversing easy and safe as well. The company has given it three point seat belts with belt tensioners and force limiters at front. On the other hand, this vehicle is bestowed with some driver assistant systems as well like head up display, pedestrian warning with initial brake function, road sign detection and driving assistant through camera based active cruise control. In addition to these, it includes a high mount stop lamp, crash sensor, pullaway assistant, traction control, run flat tyres, twin ISOFIX child seat attachments, park distance control as well as the disc braking mechanism that enhances the level of safety.
Its neatly carved wheel arches are equipped with an elegant set of 16-inch alloy wheels that gives an elegant appeal to its side profile. These rims are further covered with high performance tubeless radial tyres of size 195/55 R16, which offer a superior grip on any road conditions. The company has given it a full size spare wheel, which is affixed in the boot compartment with all other tools required for changing a flat tyre.
1. The ‘Mini Connected' multimedia infotainment system is a big plus point.
2. Chrome elements on exterior aspects adds to its overall appearance.
3. Enough leg and head room is offered in the cabin.
4. Mileage of diesel engine is up to the mark.
5. It has a reliable braking and suspension system.
1. Initial cost of ownership is too high.
2. There is still scope of improving its interior design.
3. High cost of maintenance is a big minus point.
4. Safety standards can be further enhanced.
5. Availability of fewer authorized service centers is a disadvantage.
Mini 5 DOOR price
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