Entering the market in October, three new models in unique design - the MINI Seven (lifestyle orientation), the MINI Park Lane (exclusive) and the MINI Checkmate (sporting) - will be extending the MINI model range. Offering a high level of features and equipment, exclusive metallic paintwork, new wheels, upholstery, design features and interior surfaces, the three new models give the customer even more MINI at attractive prices.
MINI One: welcome to the MINI family
The “basic” model offering excellent value for money comes as standard with that special MINI go-kart feeling and is available with both a manual gearbox and automatic transmission. 90 hp/66 kW give the “smallest” MINI a top speed of 181 km/h or 112 mph.
MINI One D: more diesel power for the compact athlete
The agile diesel model now comes with even more power and torque. Developing 88 hp and massive torque of 190 Nm/140 lb-ft, this outstanding diesel engine excels in particular through its good fuel economy (4.8 ltr/100 km in the composite EU cycle, equal to 58.8 mpg Imp). Precisely this makes the MINI One D the optimum combination of all-round economy and driving pleasure.
MINI Cooper: the great story of success
No other MINI has won over as many enthusiastic aficionados worldwide as the MINI Cooper. With sporting performance ensured by maximum output of 115 hp/85 kW and with its roof finished in a different colour, the MINI Cooper is the most popular model in the range. Innumerable combinations and a wide choice of equipment features enable the customer to turn every MINI Cooper into his or her personal, one-off dream car. Also available with automatic transmission.
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MINI Cooper S: the driving machine
Impressive performance and first-class handling - these are the outstanding fortes of the top-of-the-range compressor engine model featuring a six-speed manual gearbox and sports suspension. 170 hp/125 kW make this a genuine sports car in MINI clothes. At the same time the optional six-speed automatic transmission including gearshift paddles and the limited-slip differential make the joy of motoring even greater than before, particularly on winding roads and in hairpin bends.
MINI One Convertible: nothing but the sky above
Like all MINI Convertibles, this chic four-seater with its fully automatic soft roof and the integrated sliding roof section combines practical value with maximum fun on the road. Powered by 90 hp/66 kW to take you out to a world full of sunshine.
MINI Cooper Convertible: the athlete
Benefiting from their clever concept, all MINI Convertibles offer optimum space and practical value with up to 605 litres storage capacity. Further fortes are the car’s wide range of features and equipment as well as optimum occupant safety. In the MINI Cooper Convertible 115 hp/85 kW allow you to forget all your worries, with either manual or automatic transmission.
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MINI Cooper S Convertible: the open-air top model
Discreet understatement and first-class features and equipment combined with sports car performance – these are the outstanding strengths of this open-air driving machine. Maximum output of 170 hp/125 kW makes your dreams come true, with the optional six-speed automatic transmission including gearshift paddles adding further style and comfort.
John Cooper Works
The John Cooper Works tuning kit gives the MINI Cooper S maximum output of 210 hp/155 kW and peak torque of 245 Nm/181 lb-ft, creating a genuine wolf in sheep’s clothing. Acceleration to 100 km/h comes in 6.6 seconds, top speed is 230 km/h or 143 mph. And John Cooper Works also offers a wide range of additional products and features for the genuine MINI fan wishing to highlight the racing DNA of his or her car.
Original MINI Accessories
MINI Accessories make each and every model even more individual and personal, helping to enhance the car’s practical value, comfort and safety. Clever and convenient transport solutions such as the new rear-end carrier, ISOFIX child seats, and the iPod interface make travelling in your MINI even safer, more pleasant and entertaining.Published 15 September 2005