Munich. Within the new model family, MINI designates
the performance levels of its petrol engines for the MINI Cooper using
the letter C and for the performance-enhanced model using the letter
S. The attractive powertrain portfolio of the new three-door MINI is
thus complemented by two efficient petrol engines with a choice of
three or four cylinders. The brand’s iconic go-kart feeling is brought
to the road in the new generation MINI. The MINI Cooper’s minimalist
design is a combination of traditional brand values and impressive clarity.
“At MINI, ‘Power of Choice” means that in addition to all-electric
MINI models, we also offer models such as the new MINI Cooper with
petrol engine. The car is ideal for all those people who want to drive
a classic MINI 3-door and appreciate the traditional performance and
characteristic sound of a combustion engine,” says Stefanie Wurst,
Head of MINI.
The interior focuses on typical MINI, minimalist design and new
materials. Technical innovations such as the MINI Operating System 9,
the new MINI Experience Modes and a wide range of digital functions
create an immersive user experience.
Two powerful drive variants.
With an output of
150 kW/204 hp, the four-cylinder engine of the MINI Cooper S (combined
fuel consumption: 6.7 – 6.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 150 –
138 g/km according to WLTP) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6
seconds with a maximum torque of 300 Nm. The 115 kW/156 hp
three-cylinder engine of the MINI Cooper C (combined fuel consumption:
6.5 – 5.9 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 146 – 133 g/km according
to WLTP) delivers a torque of 230 Nm and accelerates the vehicle from
0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds.
The MINI Cooper is equipped with a suspension and damping system
designed for agile handling. The precise typical MINI steering
combined with powerful brakes ensures a high level of driving
pleasure, safety and comfort.
The exterior: cult status included.
puristic design and compact silhouette, the MINI Cooper is the
embodiment of the brand’s basic idea: maximum driving pleasure with a
minimal ecological footprint. The contemporary minimalism of the new
design characterises the clear surfaces of the body. Short overhangs
and a short bonnet contrast with the long wheelbase, giving the car
typical MINI proportions.
At the front, the new octagonal grille with its filigree contours
defines the MINI Cooper’s characteristic face even more. The BMW
Group’s smallest radar sensor to date is positioned on the horizontal
strut between the air intakes. A total of 12 ultrasonic sensors in the
MINI Cooper support the driver assistance systems and increase driving safety.
Horizontal LED daytime running lights underline the new appearance in
the standard setting. The striking appearance is further enhanced by
three selectable light signatures for the daytime running lights of
the MINI LED headlights and the redesigned matrix rear lights.
All three selectable light signatures begin and end with a specially
orchestrated welcome or goodbye animation.
The interior: classic, innovative, MINI.
MINI Cooper’s elegant, minimalist interior design is inspired by the
classic Mini. The new steering wheel, the round OLED Display, the
typical MINI toggle bar and the two-tone textile dashboard create a
sense of spaciousness in the cockpit. Clean lines are the hallmark of
the modern interior with its generous amount of space. The panoramic
glass roof adds to the bright and friendly atmosphere. By folding down
the rear seat in a 60:40 ratio, the luggage compartment can be
flexibly expanded from 210 litres to provide a volume of up to 725 litres.
The most important driving functions (parking brake, gear selector,
start/stop key, experience mode toggle, volume control) are directly
accessible via the distinctive toggle bar. The gear selector in the
center console makes way for the new Wireless Charging Shelf 2.0.
Smartphones can be stored here and charged wirelessly.
The MINI Interaction Unit has been moved closer to the driver in the
MINI Cooper cockpit. The diameter of the high-resolution, thin OLED
display with high-quality glass edge is 240 mm. Its operating logic is
similar to that of a smartphone and can be operated intuitively by touch.
Relevant vehicle-related information, such as speed and fuel
consumption, is displayed at the top of the screen. In the main menu,
the functions are arranged horizontally as widgets and can be selected
by swipe and touch. In the lower area of the OLED display, the menu
items Navigation, Media, Telephone and Climate can be selected
directly at any time.
Digital innovations for an immersive user
As part of the optional MINI Experience
Modes, two projector units beam various illuminated graphics onto the
dashboard. The interplay of visual design, ambient lighting and sound
design changes the appearance of the cockpit and opens up new
possibilities for personalising the MINI Cooper.
Each mode has its own dynamic background and can be selected
according to the driver’s personal preferences. In personal mode, an
personal photo can be set as the display background via the MINI app.
The dominant colours of the photo then extend across the textile
surfaces of the dashboard and the door panels as illuminated graphics.
Drive safely, arrive relaxed.
The new MINI
Cooper offers numerous driver assistance systems for safe and
comfortable driving pleasure. As standard, the Safe Exit function
monitors the area around the parked vehicle and warns approaching road
users before the door is opened. The function not only delays the
unlocking of the doors, but also uses light signals outside the
vehicle to warn of a possible collision.
On the road, the MINI Navigation package optionally provides support
with 3D visualisation and Augmented View, displays the current traffic
situation, provides information about parking options including
digital payment options, and much more besides. Camera and radar-based
assistance functions increase safety by supporting steering and lane
keeping as part of the comprehensive Driving Assistant Plus package.
Automatic speed and distance control makes city driving even more comfortable.
Just say “Hey MINI” to activate the MINI Intelligent
Personal Assistant (IPA) on the OLED display. A 3D visualisation then
appears in the form of a “car” avatar or the digital MINI
companion “Spike”. Interacting with the MINI IPA, the driver
can use his voice to control a wide range of options such as
navigation, telephony, entertainment and other vehicle functions.
The innovative MINI Digital Key Plus function turns the smartphone
into the car key via the MINI app. The welcome animation of the front
and rear lights begins as soon as the driver is less than three metres
away; the doors are unlocked when the driver is at a distance of less
than one and a half metres. This convenient vehicle experience can be
digitally transferred to different users, including their personal
Four trims for an individual look.
The new Essential, Classic, Favoured and JCW trim variants offer
a wide range of customisation options. Depending on the trim, the new
MINI Cooper C and MINI Cooper S are available with different body
paint finishes and interior trims.
The colours can be combined with one of four roof colours and create
a variety of contrasts. An exclusive option in conjunction with the
Favoured Trim package is the Spray-Tech design of the distinctive
Multitone Roof. This features a three-colour gradient. New,
aerodynamically optimised designs are available for the 16-inch to
18-inch aluminium rims.
In case of queries, please contact:
Julian Kisch, Spokesperson Product Communications MINI
Andreas Lampka, Head of Communications MINI
MINI Cooper S (fuel consumption combined: 6,7 – 6,1 l/100 km;
CO2-emissions combined: 150 – 138 g/km according to WLTP)
MINI Cooper C (fuel consumption combined: 6,5 – 5,9 l/100 km;
CO2-emissions combined: 146 – 133 g/km according to WLTP)