News and Events.

2017

FRESH UPDATE FOR THE ORIGINAL:

THE NEW MINI 3 DOOR,

THE NEW MINI 5 DOOR,

THE NEW MINI CONVERTIBLE.

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The British premium automobile manufacturer strengthens the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small car segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements. The update for the MINI 3 door (combined fuel consumption: 6.0 – 3.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 138 – 99 g/km), the MINI 5 door (combined fuel consumption: 6.2 – 3.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 141 – 101 g/km) and the MINI Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 6.3 – 4.2 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 144 - 111 g/km) includes fresh design accentuations, innovations in the field of drive technology and additional customisation options.

 

The upgrading of the original product substance in the premium segment of small cars highlights the mature yet distinctive charisma of MINI, which in its current model generation is now available for the first time with three body types for hallmark driving fun in urban traffic. This is due to such elements as the new engine-transmission combinations, an extended range of standard features, newly designed headlights and rear lights, additional body finishes and cutting-edge connectivity technology for convenience and infotainment.

 

MINI 3 door, MINI 5 door, MINI Convertible: overview of new features.

 

 

  • LED headlights with Matrix function for the high beam. (1.)
  • LED rear lights in Union Jack design. (2.)
  • New MINI logo (3.), new body finishes, Piano Black exterior.
  • New light alloy wheels.
  • Extended range of leather trim, interior surfaces (4.) and Colour Lines.
  • Unique individualisation with MINI Yours Customised. (5.)
  • Further developed engines with enhanced efficiency as well as increased capacity and torque for MINI One and MINI One First. (6.)
  • 7-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch, 8-speed Steptronic transmission. (7.)
  • Multifunction steering wheel and radio with 6.5-inch colour screen, USB and Bluetooth interface as standard. (8.)
  • Optional radio and navigation systems with touchscreen monitor. (9.)
  • Telephony with wireless charging.
  • MINI logo projection from the exterior mirror on the driver‘s side. (10.)
Bright and dazzle-free: adaptive LED headlights with Matrix function for the high beam.

A modified design for the characteristic circular headlights make the hallmark front view of the new MINI 3 door, the new MINI 5 door and the new MINI Convertible even more powerfully expressive. In the standard halogen headlights, a striking accentuation is added by means of a black panel. In the LED headlights available as optional equipment items, the high-quality technology is underscored by means of an entirely newly design of the light sources. The latest generation of the LED modules for low and high beam offers increased brightness. The LED daytime driving light and the turn indicator light are generated by a ring which surrounds the entire contour of the headlight. Likewise optionally available, the adaptive LED headlights automatically adjust their brightness to the situation on the road. When driving through a city or in the event of limited visibility due to the weather, it is possible to add in the dimmed turning light so as to intensify illumination of the side section of the roadway. Meanwhile a specifically increased range of the low beam ensures optimum illumination of the road when driving on the motorway.

 

The adaptive LED headlights now also feature an automatic selective dip function for the high beam. The innovative Matrix technology for the high beam increases visibility range while at the same time avoiding any dazzle effect for other road users. For this purpose it is divided into four horizontally arranged segments, which are activated and deactivated independently of one another at speeds of over 70 km/h. The high beam segments are controlled based on the situation on the road. As soon as the MINI front camera registers an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle driving ahead, the space that vehicle occupies is only illuminated at low beam brightness. This is done by deactivation of the Matrix high beam segments that are responsible for the space in question. The remaining areas of the road continue to be illuminated at high beam brightness. 

Very British: rear lights in Union Jack design.

The rear lights also feature a new design in conjunction with the LED headlights and the adaptive LED headlights. As a clear reference to the brand‘s British origins, the upright light units at the rear of the new MINI 3 door, the new MINI 5 door and the new MINI Convertible now appear in a Union Jack design.

 

The striking flag motif is recreated in the structure of the light functions. The turn indicators are horizontally arranged and the brake lights are vertically aligned, with the tail light additionally representing the diagonal lines of the British flag. In order to ensure a particularly harmonious lighting effect, all light sources forming the Union Jack graphic use LED technology. 

New MINI logo: reduced to the essentials.

The new MINI logo is clear and authentic in style, appearing on the bonnet, tailgate, steering wheel, central instrument display and remote control in all models. It is a re-interpretation of the existing logo and now features a two-dimensional „flat design“. As such, the MINI logo reflects the new brand identity with its focus on the essentials – namely key values such as driving fun, distinctive design, premium quality and emotional appeal. 

Three new body finishes, premiere for Piano Black Exterior

The range of body finishes available for the new MINI 3 door, the new MINI 5 door and the new MINI Convertible includes three variants. The colours Emerald Grey metallic, Starlight Blue metallic and Solaris Orange metallic are now also included in the program. 

 

What is more, the list of optional equipment items features an additional means of customising the exterior design. With the option Piano Black Exterior, the surrounds of the headlights, rear lights and radiator grille are finished in high-gloss black instead of chrome.

 

The selection of optionally available light alloy wheels has been expanded, too. The 17-inch light alloy wheels in the design styles Roulette Spoke 2-tone and Propeller Spoke 2-tone are now available for all body variants of the new MINI. The likewise 17-inch light alloy wheels in Rail Spoke 2-tone design have also been newly added to the program.

New leather trims, interior surfaces and Colour Lines.

A broad selection of seat surfaces, interior surfaces and Colour Lines add a touch of individual style to the interior of the new MINI 3 door, the new MINI 5 door and the new MINI Convertible. New features for the MINI 3 door and the MINI 5 door include the Chester leather trim in Malt Brown and a Colour Line now also available in Malt Brown.

 

In addition, the option MINI Yours Interior Style Piano Black is now available with illumination. As well as surfaces in the area of the doors and centre console finished in Piano Black, this also includes a rear-lit decorative strip for the instrument panel on the passenger side. The latter is likewise finished in Piano Black as well as bearing a stylised Union Jack motif. The colour of the background lighting for the decorative strip is the same as the mood of the ambient lighting selected by the driver as part of the MINI Excitement Package.