BMW to Bring Out New Mini Hatch and 5-Door Next Month in India
Mini’s first ever 5-door hatch has made its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. Now, BMW India is gearing up for the launch of the new range of Minis in India. The company will launch the Mini hatchback and Mini 5-Door in November. The hatchback is the company’s all-new next generation car revealed six months ago and the Mini 5-Door is a first of its kind from the carmaker.
Same as the previous generation models, the Mini hatch will be available in Cooper and Cooper S form in India. Meanwhile, the new Mini is quite the same to the old one, in terms of looks. However, the car is all new, with new engineering and design inside out. The hatchback is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than its predecessor and wheelbase has gone up by 28mm.
Power comes from a set of all-new 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder units with BMW’s twin-turbo technology. The Cooper is powered by the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder mill pumping out 137PS of power and 220Nm of torque while the 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine in the Cooper S dishes out 194PS of power and 280Nm of torque.
The Cooper SD, which is the top end 4-cylinder diesel, develops 170PS/360Nm. Mini has also developed a new set of six speed gearboxes for the new cars. These are a six-speed manual and six-speed Steptronic and a Steptronic sports transmission. India will most likely not get the manual transmission. Expect ex-showroom Delhi prices to start from Rs 25 lakh for the Mini Cooper hatchback.