The MINI is ingrained in British culture and even though it is now owned by BMW its spirit remains British through and through.
The MINI is ingrained in British culture and even though it is now owned by BMW its spirit remains British through and through. BMW have taken this motoring icon of the last four decades and transformed it into the most advanced and entertaining car of its size on the market.
Built in Oxford (the original home of the Morris Minor) the MINI retains all the cheeky charm of its predecessor combined with German reliability.
With the launch of the new MINI, BMW have rekindled public enthusiasm for the MINI brand worldwide and it is now available in over 70 countries. In April this year the MINI reached an important milestone when the 100,000th MINI, a silver Cooper S was registered in the UK.
The range now includes the MINI One, MINI One D (diesel), MINI Cooper, MINI Cooper S and the MINI Convertible (launched this summer). The only model lacking is an estate (traveller).
Join me on my MINI Cooper adventure.
MINI Cooper Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||MINI Cooper|
|Body Type||3 Door Hatchback|
|Colour||INDI Blue Metallic With Contrasting Black Roof and Wing Mirrors|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||9.2 Seconds|
|Top Speed||124 mph|
|Fuel Type||Petrol - Unleaded|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||53.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-year/unlimited mileage warranty|
6-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion guarantee
3-year Pan-European roadside assistance package
|Price (when tested on the 29/04/04)||£ 12,100|