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The New MINI
The brand-new MINI.
The new MINI, with its hallmark iconic design, offers more optimized harmony in between driving fun and fuel consumption, ingenious networking innovation and clever capability. There are considerable advances in the areas of spatial convenience, safety, equipment, high quality of product and finish as well as sporty panache and ride quality, which is the natural outcome of continually and extensively refining the new MINI.
Outside, the vehicle’s layout has been improved on a transformative basis with MINI’s trademark design, proportions and body framework; particular design functions such as hexagonal radiator grille, headlamps and rear light treatments with wide chrome surround, turn indicator aspect and peripheral body border in black reinterpreted and given added emphasis due to the surface area layout in each particular area. High-end components highlight the sophisticated attributes of the new design. Five new exterior paint schemes, including new roof paint treatments are offered as an option at no additional cost. This applies to the MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper D.
There is an array of illuminating options available to the new MINI. Newly created headlamps; daytime driving lights; optional: LED headlamps including daytime driving ring with integrated direction indicator, adaptive light circulation, LED turning light and LED fog light additionally offered; back lights likewise additionally available in LED technology, optional illumination package deal with LED interior lights and orange-coloured background lights. MINI owners will be able to light a bright path ahead or behind by selecting the lighting treatments that best suited them.
Vehicle length was enhanced by 98 millimetres, width by 44 millimetres, height by 7 millimetres, also longer wheelbase (+ 28 millimetres) and larger track width (front + 42 millimetres, rear + 34 millimetres) as compared to the predecessor model (differential figures connect to MINI Cooper). As mentioned previously, there’s also improved spatial convenience on all four seats; brand-new seat design with larger adjustment variety at front and longer seat area at back (+ 23 millimetres); additional shoulder space and foot space along with boosted comfort for rear travelers; luggage compartment volume enhanced by 51 litres to 211 litres; rear backrest collapsible with 60/40 split; optional storage space plan featuring baggage area floor which can be locked into place at differing points.
An all-new generation of engines power the new MINI. With TwinPower Turbo Modern technology, there are three design variations offered as of market launch: MINI Cooper with 100 kW/136 bhp 3-cylinder engine, MINI Cooper S with 141 kW/192 bhp 4-cylinder fuel engine and MINI Cooper D with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 bhp). Development of the different engine version program consists of the entry-level variants MINI One D (3-cylinder diesel engine, 70 kW/95 bhp) and MINI One (3-cylinder spark-ignition engine, 75 kW/102 bhp). The 6-speed manul transmission is offered as standard, with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission or a sports automated transmission, which is freshly created. Comprehensive MINIMALISM innovation embodies the new MINI featuring an automated engine start/stop feature, which is likewise part of the automatic transmission and optional ECO-FRIENDLY model. Due to these new generation of engines there is enhanced driving performance figures and minimized fuel usage. The greatest performance advancement lies in the MINI Cooper with an automatic transmission. Velocity from 0 to ONE HUNDRED km/h is 2.6 seconds faster, average fuel intake is 27 percent lower; most affordable gas intake and CARBON DIOXIDE levels in the MINI Cooper D: 3.5– 3.6 litres/100 km, 92– 95 g/km (EU examination pattern figures, depending on tire layout selected).
There’s an intensification of the common MINI go-kart feeling with extensively changed suspension technology, minimized weight and improved rigidness; new single-joint spring strut front axle with aluminium swivel bearing as well as axle assistances and wishbones made of high-strength steel. In the rear there is a new multilink back axle comprised of optimised lightweight construction and space-saving geometry. The steering has been fine-tuned with electromechanical power steering now with Servotronic as standard. Dynamic Security Control (DSC) is included and has Dynamic Grip Control (DTC) and Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), in the MINI Cooper S also consisting of Performance Control. The S sports a new spring and damper set-up with triple-path support bearings; Dynamic Damper Control is optionally available for the first time in the new MINI. The car’s braking system has likewise been improved, with the disc braking system mated to standard 15-inch steel rims and wheel covers (MINI One, MINI One D) and also light alloy wheels in 15-inch (MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper D) or 16-inch layout (MINI Cooper S); light allow wheels are optionally offered in 18 inches diameter.
The driver can tune the car’s set-up using the brand-new Driving Modes selector through rotating a switch at the base of the gearshift or selector bar; in addition to the basic setting MID mode, the modes SPORTING ACTIVITY and ECO-FRIENDLY can be activated. By selecting the desired driving mode, the characteristics of the accelerator and steering, along with the change times of the automatic transmission and the Dynamic Damper Control can all be dialed into the desired setting. In ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY mode combined with an automatic transmission, coasting is accomplished via a decoupled drivetrain.
The new MINI has a body framework that is weight-optimized and crash-optimized. Common safety attributes include front and side airbags, side drape airbags, 3-point automated seat belts on all seats, with belt tensioners and belt force limiters at front, ISOFIX youngsters’s seat positioning at back, Run Flat Sign and partially energized engine compartment lid to optimize pedestrian protection. The vehicle weight is lower than in predecessor designs and rivals in the segment in basically all variations of the new MINI even with the extensive range of added new features and options. There is also enhanced acoustic and vibrational comfort: optimized aerodynamic residential properties as proper to each certain design consisting of energetic cooling air flaps, underbody trim panels and air ducting elements in the top part of the C columns. The new MINI has the finest aerodynamic figures within the competitive atmosphere: Cd value lowered to 0.28 or 0.31 (MINI Cooper S).
The new MINI also offers a dramatically extended assortment of impressive vehicle driver assistance devices: MINI Head-Up-Display, car parking assistant, rear-view cam and Driving Aide consisting of camera-based energetic cruise control, crash and pedestrian warning with preliminary brake feature, higher beam aide and road indicator detection.
Of course, the new MINI now offers an array of Connected in-car infotainment capabilities with additional features; Emergency situation Call and MINI Teleservices offered for use with permanently mounted SIM card; unique variety of features and the opportunity for ongoing development due to applications allowing combination in the automobile using smartphone; increased driving fun with normal MINI functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Songs, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser; brand-new MINI Connected XL Experience Companion with Live Web traffic Details; online connection also permits the usage of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, foursquare and Glympse, the function of RSS newsfeeds and entertainment attributes such as AUPEO!, Stitcher, Deezer, Audible, Napster/Rhapsody and TuneIn.
Substantial high-end options and common fittings have all been added to the new MINI to raise convenience and comfort for the driver and occupants alike. Premium characteristics include: a rainfall sensing unit with automatic driving light control, heated windscreen, Playground Range Control, Convenience Gain access to, electrically operated glass roof covering, roof covering rails, electrically heated and folding outside mirrors, interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle feature, seat heating, 2-zone automated air conditioning, back spoiler in John Cooper Functions design; large option of ornamental roof and outside mirror alternatives, chapeau red stripes, seat upholsteries, interior areas and Color Lines; MINI navigation device, Professional navigation system, MINI Radio Visual Boost, Harman Kardon hi-fi presenter device, DAB tuner, DVD changer.
In short, the new MINI is an all-new MINI with more panache, still, performance and comfort than the adorable MINIs of yore.