Mini Third generation (F56)
|Body and chassis|
|Transmission||6-speed, automatic or manual|
|Wheelbase||98.2 in (2,495 mm)
101.1 in (2,567 mm) (5-door)
|Length||150.4 in (3,821 mm)
156.8 in (3,982 mm) (5-door)
|Width||68.0 in (1,727 mm)|
|Height||55.7 in (1,414 mm)
56.1 in (1,425 mm) (5-door)
|Kerb weight||1,182 kg (2,605 lb) (Cooper)
1,250 kg (2,760 lb) (Cooper S)
The third generation Mini was unveiled by BMW in November 2013, with sales starting in the first half of 2014. The new car is 98 mm longer, 44 mm wider, and 7 mm taller than the outgoing model, with a 28 mm longer wheelbase and an increase in track width (+42 mm front and +34 mm rear). The increase in size results in a larger interior and a boot volume increase to 211 litres.
The shape is slightly more rounded than the one it replaces, in order both to improve the car's aerodynamic efficiency and to enhance pedestrian protection in the event of accidents. This latest model rides on BMW's all new UKL platform that underpins the new BMW 2-Series Active Tourer.
The Mini is also the first in its segment to offer LED headlamps for its main and dipped beams as an option.
Five all-new engines are offered for this Mini, three petrol, and two diesels: a 1.2 litre three-cylinder petrol with 102 bhp, a 1.5 litre three-cylinder petrol with 136 bhp, (BMW B38 engine), a 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol (BMW B48 engine) that produces 192 bhp for the Cooper S, and a 1.5 litre three-cylinder diesel (BMW B37 engine) in two levels of power output: 95 bhp and 116 bhp (Cooper D), and a 2.0 litre turbo-diesel inline-4 engine that produces 168 bhp (Cooper SD). These engines are mated with a choice of either a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic, or a six-speed sports automatic gearbox.
MINI has also released information on an all-new model called the MINI 5-door. It is marketed as a 5-door version of the new 3rd generation Hatch, but it is actually more closely related to the F54 Clubman, as it shares the stretched UKL1 Platform.
The dashboard retains its instrument layout, but adds a new instrument binnacle on the steering column for the speedometer, tachometer, and fuel gauge. The central instrument display now houses a four-line TFT display with the option to upgrade to an 8.8 inch screen for navigation and infotainment functions.
The Mini with an automatic transmission will reach 0–60 miles per hour (0–97 km/h) in 7.3 seconds for the 1.5L 3-cylinder petrol model and in 6.4 seconds with the 2.0L four-cylinder petrol engine.
2014 mini cooper paceman