The MINI Hatch was conceptualized by Frank Stephenson, a renowned automobile designer also known for his works for BMW, Ferrari, Maserati, McLaren, Alfa Romeo, and Fiat. It was originally unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1997. The first generation was launched in late 2000. In 2004, a gorgeous convertible version was unveiled worldwide. The second-generation MINI was released in 2006 with a re-engineered platform powered by the Prince engine. Globally, the third generation was introduced in 2014.
In the Philippines, a refreshed version was launched in 2018 along with a 5-Door and a convertible variant.
The revamped release measures 3,821mm long, 1,727mm wide, and 1,414mm long, a little bit bigger compared to its predecessor.
Its front is designed with the company’s signature radiator grille with chrome blades, a pair of contemporary LED headlights, a daytime running light with indicators, and the famous winged logo that represents the brand’s rich history.
Its rear is furnished with LED tail lights and a spoiler that brings back memories of old but reliable sport rally vehicles.
Finally, to personalize your MINI, the legendary company offers a wide array of wheel choices from Propeller Spoke to the new Rail Spoke Alloy to satisfy your customization cravings.
The all-new MINI Cooper 3-Door boasts an impressive and luxurious cabin fans and new followers will love. Its interior can be tailored based on your preference. You may choose from their choices of Carbon Black, Malt Brown, Satellite Grey, and Glowing Red. The trims and door ellipses can also be modified into Piano Black, Dark Silver, Black Chequered, and Hazy Grey. it can be matched with illuminated or fiber alloy.
Drivers will be delighted with the multi-function steering wheel with controls for the music up to driving modes and the refurbished dashboard.
Technology & Safety Features
This automobile is equipped with the MINI Centre Instrument that provides infotainment and can be connected through USB and Bluetooth.
In terms of safety, it is built with a good number of airbags, a dynamic traction and stability control, a City Collision Mitigation System, a built-in camera, Forward Collision Warning System, Active Pedestrian Protection System, and a video adaptive cruise control.
Platform & Chassis
Classified under the Supermini category, the MINI Cooper is built using the BMW UKL1 Platform designed for front and four-wheel drive cars.
Engine & Drivetrain
The all-new MINI Cooper 3-Door runs in three engine options: a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbo engine that produces 136 hp and 220Nm of torque, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 192hp and torque of 230Nm for the Cooper S model, and a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder twin power turbo engine capable of 231hp and a 320Nm of torque for the MINI John Cooper Works variant.
The standard MINI Cooper 3-Door and MINI Cooper S 3-Door is fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission while the MINI John Cooper Works model is equipped with an eight-speed sport automatic transmission.