The brand MINI appears to continue to be in very good health. So much so that the British firm belonging to the BMW Group has decided to present the update of three of its models on the same day. So are the renewed MINI 3-door, 5-door and MINI Convertible.
The company’s products stand out for offering a personal and timeless design, high quality throughout, extensive customization possibilities and a fantastic driving feel. What changes MINI with this restyling?
For a restyling, the MINI has changed quite a bit
This update has been profound, at least on an aesthetic level. They have not settled for just changing some details a little, but have preferred to give a notable change, while maintaining the originality of the product.
In this way, we find a very changed frontMainly thanks to a very different bumper and the new main grill. An important point is that comes standard with LED headlights on all bodies, which improves safety and also its appearance. Fewer changes appear on the side, the highlights being the new integration of the side turn signals and the updated tire designs.
Area later The bodywork introduces a newly designed bumper, not lacking the characteristic double central exhaust outlet in the Cooper S sports versions. How could it be otherwise, the use of the taillights that draw the Union Jack flag as standard is standardized.
MINI varies the color palette of the 3-door, 5-door and Convertible. A curiosity is the optional addition of the multi-tone roof for the closed roof bodies, creating a rare color gradient in cars. It attracts attention, and that is something that always comes in handy in a model of the British brand.
Finally, the cabin It introduces a 5-inch digital instrument cluster that, in the pictures at least, doesn’t seem to be very well integrated with the whole. The traditional 8.8-inch circular center screen now equips a new frame in the famous and little-loved Piano Black. And topping off the interior, you can equip sports seats with a new color, as well as ambient lighting with expanded functions.
Under the hood of these three MINI bodies we find MINI TwinPower Turbo mechanicals, with a turbocharger, direct injection and variable timing. There are several alternatives with different powers, based on a 1.5 three-cylinder engine block, and another 2.0-liter with four cylinders.
The 1.5 engine It is offered with powers of 102 and 136 hp. For its part, the block 2 liters reserved for MINI Cooper S and MINI John Cooper Works; developing 178 and 231 CV respectively.
But that is not all, because we remember that there is a MINI Electric fully electric that has also evolved. Your powertrain performs 184 hp, which is more than enough power, counting on just over 200 kilometers of range with a single recharge. Honestly, it would not hurt if it had a superior range, at least close to 300 kilometers. By the way, its battery is 32.6 kWh.
The start of the commercialization of this update is scheduled for the month of March.