Our test car was fitted with the standard radio BOOST / single slot CD player, which was functional and of the expected sound quality.
How It Looks - Interior
The interior styling of the MINI One D is as you would expect both functional and minimal - with a dash of fun.
All the instruments are framed in silver and in standard trim the dashboard, centre console and parts of the door panels are finished in anthracite. A circular theme prevails throughout the cabin with circular instruments, air vents, and speaker housings in the doors, interior door handles and MINI logo on the steering wheel. Chrome also features heavily contrasting perfectly with the silver trim.
The dashboard's centre console was inspired by the original MINI with aluminium-look struts. The console houses the stereo, ventilation and air-conditioning controls, rear demister and the heated rear windscreen switches. The retro toggle switches positioned further down operate the electric windows, central locking and the optional front fog lights and closely resemble the switchgear of the original MINI. The interior door design is superb - the armrests match the design of the centre console and the door release mechanism is fluid to operate.
Our test car was fitted with the standard radio BOOST / single slot CD player, which was functional and of the expected sound quality. There are four speakers within the doors and two in the rear seat panels. Additionally our car was fitted with a £125 ipod cable in the glove compartment.
- In our opinion unrivalled
What We Liked
- Fuel economy
- All round Fun
What We Disliked
- MINImal rear leg room, well it is a MINI
- Road noise
- Air conditioning is not standard on the One D
MINI One Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||MINI One D|
|Body Type||3-Door Hatchabck|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||11.9 Seconds|
|Top Speed||109 mph|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||65.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||3-Year/Unlimited Mileage Warranty|
|Price (when tested on the 04/05/06)||£12,225 OTR|