Super small. Super practical. The MINI 5-door Hatch is only 161mm longer than the original, but you get a lot more car. Aside from the two extra rear doors, it seats three people in the back with more leg room. The boot also packs in an extra 67 litres, taking the total to an impressive 278 litres. It’s a turbo-charged thriller with tonnes of space. Time to hit the road.
The MINI 5-door Hatch boasts a whole heap of safety features. Intelligent sensors take the guesswork out of tricky driving situations, while an array of features protect you in the event of a collision. So while it’s still a blast to drive, it’s also safer than ever.
Advanced braking technology keeps you in complete control. Latest-generation anti-lock brakes allow you to stop quickly on slippery roads and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) distributes braking force between wheels to suit the driving conditions. Cornering Brake Control (CBC) improves stability on cornering at speed, while Brake Assist speeds up the process, minimising the braking distance.
With MINI’s optional Runflat tyres, a puncture won’t result in a blowout. Runflat technology allows you to keep driving on a flat tyre at speeds of up to 50 mph. The reinforced side walls are made of a heat-resistant rubber, while special rim geometry stops the pressure-less tyre from slipping off, even on bends. So you’ll be able to keep on driving to a place where you can change the tyre safely.
When DSC is switched off, optional Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) kicks in to provide the best possible driving force on every surface, even slick or sandy ones. It also lets the car slide a bit before correcting its course, which is kind of fun if you’re into your driving thrills.
An impressive radiator grille with hexagonal design and seamless chrome frame is flanked by trademark wide-set circular headlights. Chrome surrounds add a striking edge and finish off the classic face.
Glowing softly with red LEDs, the large Start button signals the beginning of a new adventure. Feel your MINI come alive with one small touch: the engine revs and you’re ready to go.