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The new MINI Cooper

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Priced from £22,300 RRP, with first deliveries in spring 2024

Following the launch of the all-new MINI Cooper Electric, the Cooper family today expands with the introduction of two new petrol models: the MINI Cooper C and the performance enhanced MINI Cooper S. Like its all-electric counterpart, the MINI Cooper combines minimalist design, traditional brand values and iconic go-kart handling.

“At MINI, ‘Power of Choice’ means that in addition to all-electric MINI models, we also offer models such as the new MINI Cooper with petrol engine. The car is ideal for all those people who want to drive a classic MINI 3-door and appreciate the traditional performance and characteristic sound of a combustion engine,” says Stefanie Wurst, Head of MINI.

The new MINI Cooper will be built at MINI Plant Oxford and is available in three well specified trim levels – Classic, Exclusive and Sport. Priced from £22,300 RRP, first customer deliveries will take place in spring 2024.

A choice of two powerful petrol engines.
With an increased output of 204 hp, the four-cylinder engine of the MINI Cooper S (combined fuel consumption: 6.7 – 6.1 litres/62 miles, combined CO2 emissions: 150 – 138 g/km according to WLTP) accelerates the vehicle from 0-62 mph in just 6.6 seconds, with a maximum torque of 300 Nm. While the MINI Cooper C (combined fuel consumption: 6.5 – 5.9 litres/62 miles, combined CO2 emissions: 146 – 133 g/km according to WLTP) is equipped with a 156 hp, three-cylinder engine, which delivers a torque of 230 Nm and is capable of completing the 0-62 mph sprint in just 7.7 seconds. Adding to the overall driving experience, both models are equipped with a suspension and damping system designed for precise handing and powerful brakes.

The exterior: cult status included.
With its purist design and compact silhouette, the fifth generation MINI Cooper embodies the brand’s core principles: go-kart handling and creative use of space. The silhouette features clear surfaces, short overhangs and a short bonnet; combined with a contrasting long wheelbase to achieve typical MINI proportions. Chrome is completely removed from the vehicle, bringing a fresh take to the exterior design.

The front end is characterised by a new octagonal grille with filigree contour. Positioned either side are newly designed circular LED headlights, which are available optionally with three customisable light signatures, each with a specially orchestrated welcome and goodbye animation. The rear of the MINI Cooper features clear surfaces and redesigned matrix lights which can be switched to different modes in the same way as the headlights.

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