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Mini 5-Dr Hatch

Mini Cooper 5-Dr Hatch

As with any Mini, the Mini 5-Door Hatch is a car that thrives on being different, knowing how to please and also presenting itself as a premium offering in a sector that has just so many options.  Having the five doors makes it a practical hatch and it is full of some excellent, modern technology.  I would gladly have a new Mini 5-dr Hatch parked in my driveway; they look so cool!

BMW designs and builds the Mini these days, and they’ve done a really good job of making the car a quality package that still retains its charm from the ‘good old days’.  To me, it makes sense to own the 5-dr over the 3-dr, and that really comes down to my personal preference of having the extra space and the ‘sensibleness’ of being able to get in and out of the rear seats without forcing any front seat passenger to move while you clamber through into the rear seats – been there done that!  Compared to the 3-dr model, the Mini 5-Dr Hatch has 161 mm more length, 11 mm more height and a 72 mm longer wheelbase.  Seat yourself inside both the 3-dr and 5-dr Minis, and you’ll notice that the room in the rear seats of the 5-dr is much more comfortable.  Rear occupants in the 5-dr benefit from 72 mm more legroom than in the 3-dr model.  Because the body is taller, there is 10 mm more headroom for all Mini 5-dr occupants and, notably, the amount of interior space available at elbow height has increased by a 61 mm.  Take a walk around to the rear of the Mini 5-dr hatch, and the boot space is still small, but is a handy 278 litres with the rear seats in place.  A small family opting toward the 5-dr hatch over the 3-dr is making the better decision, particularly when you take a look at the dimensions and experience the size difference in a comparison test.

Mini Cooper 5-Dr Hatch Interior

Retaining the ‘cuteness’ theme of the 3-dr Mini, the 5-dr hatch looks really cool, and the funky styling and charming engines make it a treat to drive.  You know you’re driving something special because nothing quite looks the same, and that’s what keeps the drive fresh and fun.  BMW’s build quality is excellent, so the car feels a premium product.  Inside, the interior is comfortable and fun.  The round dials and chunky fascia are quirky, and as far as features go, you can load the Mini 5-dr hatch up with every modern luxury feature you can think of – the options are almost endless,  and dependant on your budget, of course.  The dash is dominated by a huge central display screen that is bordered with a circular light bar that changes hues in response to all kinds of things – driving mode, throttle inputs, HVAC temp adjustments and more.  Cloth and leather interiors are available, and seating for the driver is supportive and ergonomic.  Circular air vents and old-school toggle switches look really cool and are easy to use.

Every version of the Mini 5-Door boasts alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a Bluetooth hands-free phone connection, a digital radio and a USB socket.  You can also personalise your new Mini 5-Dr Hatch with numerous accessories that include: bonnet stripes, contrasting roof colours, sports seats, front fog lights, larger alloys, ambient interior lighting, and other trim packages like the Chilli Pack.  Other options could have you selecting satellite-navigation and other downloadable apps that enable you to access Twitter and Facebook accounts.

With its low centre of gravity, minimal overhang and a hugely fun chassis, driving any of the new Mini 5-dr hatchbacks is fun.  The steering is sharp and the car shows an untiring appetite for twisty roads.  Of all the engines in the range, the new 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder is a darling.  Smooth and torquey, there is always power on tap.  Fuel economy is also impressive.

There are actually three engines offered for powering the new Mini 5-Dr hatch.  The Mini Cooper 5-dr Hatch comes with a 12 valve, 3-cylinder engine that puts out 100 kW and 220 Nm from a low 1250 rpm.  There is enough zip in this 1.5-litre turbo to move you up to a top speed of 207 km/h and have the 0-100 km/h sprint completed in a smidgeon over 8 seconds.

If more muscle is preferred, the Mini Cooper S 5-Dr Hatch has a superbly punchy 16-valve, 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine that puts out 141 kW of power.  280 Nm of torque is available from a low 1250 rpm.  A top speed in excess of 230 km/h and a 0-100 km/h dash of 6.9 seconds is quick.

The diesel option is covered with the Mini Cooper D 5-Dr Hatch.  Under the bonnet lies the flexible 1.5-litre, 12-valve, 3-cylinder engine that has a fuel consumption average of around 4 litres/100 km.  With its 85 kW and 270 Nm, this is a strong engine that easily keeps pace with the movers and the shakers in its class.

Safety is taken care of with things like front, side and window airbags and a stability control system.  Safety options include a head-up display and a camera-based collision avoidance system.  The new 5-Dr Hatch hasn’t been crash tested yet, but the 3-dr model picked up the full five stars.

Expect pricing to be between 33 and 45 k for these three models;  the pricier being the Cooper S, the cheapest being the Cooper and the mid-range model being the Cooper D.

Always quirky and distinct, you can’t go wrong with a dependable new Mini 5-Dr Hatch.

Mini Cooper 5-Dr Hatch pictures

The Mini 5-Dr Hatch models include the:

  • Cooper 5-Dr Hatch
  • Cooper S 5-Dr Hatch
  • Cooper D 5-Dr Hatch

For any more information on the Mini Cooper 5-Dr Hatch models or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181.  If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Mini dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours.  Private Fleet – car buying made easy!