You have to admire the marketing genius. BMW, with its reputation for build quality and dynamic excellence fully in play, reinvents the most brilliantly packaged car in history as... the worst packaged car of modern times. And yet still makes it a huge success. Terrific fun, but threatened by estate agent overkill.
£14,430 - £19,790
Like the hatch, but a tiny bit more practical. And we mean tiny...
£15,805 - £21,130
The new Mini Convertible Cooper S is more than just a cutesy chick-mobile. This little beauty has fire in its belly.
£16,345 - £23,190
A slap in the face of the Issigonis original blah, blah, blah. Actually a decent addition families will love.
£16,640 - £20,510
It’ll sell because it’s iconic, but the Mini coupe has few plus points to make it stand out
Final special before the new Mini isn’t just a stickers and stripes upgrade, but a great track car, too.
£11,110 - £24,490
Premium cost, but you get what you pay for – and that’s the best drive in the class
£22,320 - £28,790
If you can get over what you’ll look like in a Mini Cooper, you’ll get a lot of smiles out of it
£18,975 - £30,740
Another car we didn't ask for, from a firm with few ideas. What's the Paceman for, Mini?
£18,015 - £21,630
A somewhat oddly-conceived Mini that’s fun but too similar to the Mini Convertible it’s based on.