Anyone who has ever sat in a MINI knows that incomparable and unique go-kart feeling.
The reason? The low centre of gravity, short overhangs, low weight, agile chassis and high-torque engines. Every trip then becomes a search for the ideal line. And the athlete is neither afraid of tight and drawn-out corners nor 90-degree bends. No car takes them better.
Its power units also put on an exemplary display. The engines with outputs from 55 kW (75 hp) to 155 kW (211 hp) use little fuel and bring the MINI farther than you think.
It means you’ll never have to stop at places where the greatest attraction is the filling station.
The MINI produces a true adrenalin high, causing every heart to beat a little faster.
Apart from its excellent driving characteristics, it boasts an impressively sporty appearance. The lower air inlet at the front and the rear apron give the nippy runabout a distinctive look. At night the rear lights particularly catch the eye, with their LED technology underlining the modern vehicle design.
Drivers looking for extra sporting character will opt for the John Cooper Works package. This includes an aerodynamics package, 17-inch light-alloy wheels with Runflat tyres, traction control, John Cooper Works entry sills, three-spoke sports steering wheel with red contrasting stitching as well as various interior features in Carbon.
MINIMALISM technology is on board for unhindered driving fun. One of its features is to reduce fuel consumption through the integrated Auto Stop Start function.
Wherever MINI appears, spectators are guaranteed. It is a real eye-catcher. Above all, when using its distinctive rear lights to show the drivers behind how fast it can brake into a bend and accelerate out again. Perfect illumination for these routes comes from the Adaptive Headlights, which can be ordered in combination with the optional bi-xenon headlights.
The individual wheel range supplies the most elegant connection between car and asphalt.
Good roadholding meets comfort. Thanks to the centrally split rear seats, the MINI has ample space for four people. With the many storage compartments and the boot space, it’s quite conceivable that you’ll take more with you than you actually need.
All controls and displays in the cockpit are in an elegant black. Passengers in the front row use the intuitively designed rocker switches to operate functions such as window lifts, front fog lights and central locking.
The main attraction is the centrally positioned speedometer, in which an astonishing amount of activity takes place. From now on every press of the accelerator or agile cornering manoeuvre is backed by the right sound. The new MINI Connected app provides specially composed songs for the purpose, with rhythms and dynamics changing to match the driving style. Another highlight is the social media connection. It allows entries to be read out or even posted directly. Prerequisites are a compatible smartphone, the Radio MINI Visual Boost or the MINI navigation systems as well as the MINI Connected special equipment.