The 2015 Mini Hatchback Range is Coming Out on 19th November in India
It’s time to buckle up Mini enthusiasts, as BMW India has officially announced new Mini (3-door and 5-door) launch date in India for 19th November. Both cars feature the same Mini design language with its iconic styling, however the internal mechanics have seen a major overhaul, built on an all-new front-wheel drive platform.
The 3 Door variant will replace the current 3 Door Cooper model, meanwhile the 5-Door variant is a new addition to the line up, which also includes Convertible and Countrymen. Both variants are now significantly larger than their previous models with the the 3-door version measuring 3,821 mm long, 1,727 mm wide, and 1,414 mm tall.
Meanwhile, the Mini 5-door which could turn out to be a popular choice for customers, has enhanced exterior dimensions, with an expanded wheel base of 2,567 mm. This allows larger legroom, more footspace along with 15 mm additional headroom. The 5 door variant has a luggage compartment space of 278 litres which is 67 litres more than its 3 door variant. It measures 4,005mm long, 1,727mm wide, 1,425mm in height.
These overhauled Mini’s will be powered by a set of 3 cylinder and 4 cylinder units with BMW’s twin-turbo technology. The 1.5 litre 3 cylinder unit generates 137PS of power and 220Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the top end variants will be powered by a 1,998cc petrol engine with Mini TwinPower Turbo Tech pumping out 194 PS of power and 220Nm of torque. Coming to the Cooper SD, which is the top end diesel model, it sports a 4 cylinder diesel engine dishing out 170PS of power and 360Nm of torque.
Mini has also introduced a new set of spruced up gear boxes, namely the six-speed manual and six-speed Steptronic and a Steptronic sports transmission. Reports suggest that India is not likely to get the manual transmission. Price range for the Mini Cooper starts at Rs. 25,00,000, ex-showroom Delhi.