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This is the new five-door Mini Cooper hatchback, yours from £24,050

Not-so-mini-new-Mini gets more length for more doors, coming this summer

Published: 11 Jun 2024

Fancy a new Mini Cooper hatch but worried there aren't enough entry and exit points? Mini has now added more doors and a smidgen of additional space to its new hatch. Behold: the five-door Mini Cooper.

It retains the pair of three-cylinder petrol powertrains available in the lesser-doored car, coined ‘C’ and ‘S’. With the former, customers have 158bhp and 170lb ft of torque to play with, resulting in a flat eight-second sprint to 62mph en route to a top speed of 140mph.

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The livelier S bumps these figures up to 207bhp and 221lb ft of torque, which cuts the run to 62mph by 1.2s and ups the Vmax by 10. Not quite Autobahn conquering speeds, but plentiful for a traffic jam on the M1.

Other mechanical goodies include dynamic suspension and dampers to provide excitement in the corners, while a preloaded anti-roll bar and bigger brakes should do a good job of keeping the car in check.

On to design, and it looks… like a Mini hatch with five doors. The classic cues remain, so the overhangs are short, the bonnet is small and the wheel arches are slightly chunky. The modern octagonal grille and spherical LED lamp duo have also been carried across from the three-door, as has the black handle strip.

It’s also a familiar story inside, where the three primary trim levels (Classic, Exclusive and Sport) are characterised by 17/18in alloys, sportier paddle shifts as you make your way up the classes, and various cabin upholstery and panel designs to set your car apart.

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There's a recycled polymer dashboard, a panoramic roof and a 24in OLED circular display - something that’s become a hallmark in modern Minis. It’s all terribly stylish, wouldn’t you agree?

Prices for the Cooper C start at £24,050 and it'll be available from August 2024. Or, if you’ve got an extra £4,400 to spare, Mini will send a Cooper S to your front door instead.

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