Mini Cooper 3 Door • Price, Variants & Specifications
BMW has launched the mini cooper three door model in India in November 2014. This iconic hatchback with its unique design has long been on sale in most European countries. It will now be available for sale in India from the first half of 2015. The car is priced at Rs 31.85 lakhs. It will compete with the Mercedes Benz A class, Volvo V40 and the BMW 1 Series.
Mini Cooper 3 Door Variants
Engine & Performance
Only the diesel version of the Mini mini 3 door will be available in India. The car is powered by a three cylinder 1.5l engine. This is a Twinpower turbo diesel engine that is capable of generating a power of 114 PS and delivers a maximum torque of 270 Nm. This engine is mated to a six speed automatic transmission. The car can easily achieve a top speed of 200 kmph and takes only 9.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph.
The powerful engine that is used in this latest car by BMW claims to deliver a mileage of 21.15 kmpl.
As far as the exterior design is concerned, the classic lines of the previous Mini series have been retained though the dimensions have been increased. The front grille has been redesigned with big air intakes and the honeycomb grille becomes the most eye catching feature of the car. The round shaped headlights are another prominent feature of the front fascia. The side profile appears larger because of the increased dimensions and a variety of options of alloy wheels are offered. In the rear, the air outlet has been moved. Two fog lamps now wrap around the twin tail pipes. The car has flowing lines which add to its appeal.
The Mini mini three door has larger interior space thanks to its increased dimensions. The backrests can be folded or tilted according to your requirements. The switches for the power windows are now placed on the door. The central part of the dashboard is dominated by a big screen and is controlled by the iDrive controller. The central instrument cluster with its speed dial and tachometer is placed behind the steering wheel. Chrome has been used in a judicious manner to add to the classy feel of the interior.
Features & Specifications
A number of features are now available in the Mini mini three door. The various safety features include multiple airbags, anti lock braking system, dynamic stability control, crash sensors and brake assist. There are collision warning and pedestrian warning systems at low speeds. Optional LED headlamps are also available. Reverse camera and parking assist use a front mounted camera. The car has automatic air conditioning with climate control and Bluetooth connectivity. A switch allows you to change from Sport to comfort mode of driving depending on whether you want a sharper or more relaxed ride. Keyless entry, contrasting mirrors and roof rails are other features of the car.
Comparison to other cars in the same segment
The Mini mini three door has been amply endowed with features so that it can easily hold its own against its competitors like the Mercedes Benz A class and the BMW 1 series. While it may lack few minor features, the car can be expected to perform really well in the Indian market.
The Mini mini three door is a popular hatchback which has been quite popular in Europe. This British premium luxury small hatchback will be imported as completely build units and is based on the new UKL Platform. It now remains to be seen how well this car adapts to the conditions of the road and market in India.