MINI has refreshed their 3 and 5 door Hatch, Convertible and Electric models with a range of styling tweaks and new technology for 2021. Let’s take a look at the main differences.
MINIs core model line-up has received a facelift. The MINI 3-door Hatch, MINI 5-door Hatch, MINI Convertible and MINI Electric models have all benefited from this refresh with bold new looks and a technology update that elevates them above the competition.
Starting with the outside, the most obvious change is at the front of the car. The grille has grown bigger and has a new striking gloss black outline. New air dams have replaced the fog lights and the LED headlights are now finished in black rather than chrome. The side profile remains unchanged but at the rear, there is a more aggressive and angular rear bumper.
These changes don’t just affect the MINI Cooper S. The MINI One, Cooper Classic, Cooper Exclusive, Cooper Sport and even the John Cooper Works all receive some form of these visual update.
Inside, there is now an 8.8-inch colour touchscreen and a 5-inch digital drivers display that we first saw on the new MINI Electric. There is also now a newly designed multi-function Sport Steering wheel and a range of new interior trim designs to pick from.
Finally, there are a bunch of new options, like for the first time ever on a MINI you can option the Adaptive Suspension. This system constantly monitors the road conditions and driving style and automatically adjusts the damping to the best frequency for optimal driving comfort and responsiveness. MINI says it “redefines the brand’s hallmark go-kart feeling”.
Under the bonnet, there is a range of engine options. In the MINI One is MINIs potent yet economical 1.5l three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 102bhp and more than brisk enough for day-to-day driving. In the Cooper Classic, Cooper Exclusive and Cooper Sport you have the same engine but with 136bhp. This power increase makes the little 1.5l engine feel much larger than it actually is. It punches well above its weight class and combined with the lively chassis of the cooper, it’s both economical and fun to drive.
The line-up doesn’t end there. There is a 2.0l four-cylinder turbo that offers 178bhp in the Cooper S. This increases again to 234bhp in the John Cooper Works
And then there is the all-new MINI Electric. This uses a 32.6kW battery to power the 184bhp motor. It gives a 0-62 time of just 7.3 seconds and has a range of 145-miles.
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