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Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]

Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
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Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]
Mini HATCHBACK 1.5 One Classic II 3dr [Nav Pack]

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  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG52.30
  • 0-62mph10.3 secs
  • Top Speed120 mph
  • C02122 g/km
  • BHP102
  • Torque140 lbs/f
  • P11D25%


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The improved third generation MINI 3-door Hatch purports to blend the retro chic of the original with cutting edge technology. June Neary reports

Will It Suit Me?

Let's face it, I don't have a large family to cart about daily. Only a partner who uses me as a taxi service. So something MINI-sized would suit me nicely. So when I heard all the hype about the improved third generation version, I determined to try one. When the car arrived at the office in 3-Door Hatch form, I at first thought they'd sent the old one: it really didn't look that much different. Still, the press pack assured me that it was and a seat inside revealed a quality cabin with technology promising much.


If you remember the original British Leyland Mini, it was an engineering breakthrough, a marvel if you will. In its own way, the first generation BMW-engineered MINI that launched here at the turn of the century also set new standards, becoming a small hatch that executives brought in their droves as a second car runabout. Here was something that really did have big car quality and small car cheek. The MK2 version that followed continued this trend. With this improved third generation version, the styling doesn't look all that different and you might feel a bit short-changed at this design's lack of head turning ability. It's only when you park it next to an older model that you can see how the styling direction has evolved. The longer, wider and only a little bit taller proportions give it a squatter, more purposeful look, helped by the tapered glasshouse. This facelifted model gets brighter LED headlights and trendy Union Jack-style LED tail lamps too. Stepping inside, I found I'd forgotten the way that the third generation version of this MINI hatch is so much more spacious inside than its predecessors. Despite the dinky size, there's actually very reasonable shoulder space across the back and bigger foot wells. The front seats have been given a wide adjustment range and a lengthy base for additional comfort and support. Access to the rear can be a bit awkward though, thanks to the low roof, but there's reasonable space for two on the back seat; leg room's a bit cramped, but if you need more, MINI will suggest you look at the five-door version of this design. I don't think I'd need to. The rear bench seat splits 60:40 and there's 211-litres of boot volume. Owners for the British original Mini would thank you very kindly for this amount of travelling space. The big centrally mounted circular speedometer of previous models was long ago ditched in favour of a more sophisticated multi function display, with a more conventional speedo flanked with a crescent-moon rev counter in the main instrument binnacle.

Behind the Wheel

The driving experience is a pleasant one, with the steering rack relatively direct, transmitting road feel to the driver. Visibility is good and all of the controls are logically placed and easy to get at - even in the pitch black (undeniably the worst time to take your first drive in an unfamiliar car). Comfortable seats will ensure that even longer journeys are a pleasure and plenty of height adjustment allows even lanky passengers to fold themselves in well enough. The engine range starts with the 102bhp 1.5-litre three cylinder petrol unit now fitted to the entry-level MINI One. If you really want your MINI to have a bit of zip though, you'll need to start your search for one at Cooper level, where an uprated version of that 1.5-litre petrol unit offers an eager 136hp, gets you to 62mph in 7.9s and arguably represents the sweet spot in the range. As before, there's also a Cooper D diesel option, using a 1.5-litre three cylinder diesel with 116hp, scuttling you to 62mph in just 9.2 seconds. Then there's the Cooper S, with an improved 2.0-litre four cylinder petrol engine putting out a useful 192hp, a lot of poke for something so small, with 62mph just 6.8s away. A John Cooper Works hot hatch variant tops off the range, using the same engine tuned out to 231hp. MINI customers also get to choose between three different transmissions. There's a manual 6-speed 'box and also two automatic transmission options on offer, a conventional 7-speed dual clutch auto and, on the top JCW version, an optional 8-speed sports auto which enables even shorter shift times, features rev matching on downward shifts and can be operated in manual mode using shift paddles behind the steering wheel. The suspension of this generation MINI has been extensively revised, both in design and in materials used, with much of it built from aluminium to save weight. There's also Variable Damper Control. Available as an option, it offers drivers a choice of two distinct set-ups, a more comfort-oriented response or a focused, sporty feel.

Value For Money

I thought this car would be more expensive than it is to be honest - though most owners apparently compensate for that by loading their cars up with pricey extras. For 3-Door Hatch models, you'll pay just under £16,000 for a MINI One. For a Cooper Hatch you'll pay just under £17,500, with another £1,000 getting you Cooper D diesel. At the top of the range, you'll need to allow a budget of nearly £21,000 for the Cooper S Hatch, once you've allowed for a few well chosen extras. Still, that doesn't seem too much of an exorbitant sum for such a quick and capable car. If you want the five-door body style, there's a premium of around £700. Equipment levels have risen sharply, with features such as keyless go, ISOFIX child seat fixings front and rear and Bluetooth.

Could I Live With One?

I think I could live with a MINI 3-door Hatch. This car still raises a smile. And that, on a dull Monday morning, is always a good thing.

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4 speakers in front door trims and underneath front seats
6.5" touchscreen with LED ring
FM tuner and DAB digital radio
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Automatic headlight activation switch
Body colour fuel filler cap
Body colour roof and mirror caps
Chrome border high gloss black slats radiator grille
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front+rear windows
Exhaust tailpipe
Heated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jets
LED headlight with closed ring and daytime driving lights
Metal door sill strips with MINI imprint
Rain sensor window wipers
Rear fog lights
Rear LED lights with union jack design
Rear window wiper
Side scuttle panel with integrated indicator
Sun/heat protection glass
White indicator lenses
Interior Features
Firework cloth upholstery
Three spoke steering wheel with speed limiter and audio/communication controls
12V Accessory socket in centre console
4 lashing eyes in luggage compartment
60/40 split folding rear seat
Chrome interior highlights
Colour line - Carbon black
Front and rear head restraints
Front and rear isofix with front passenger airbag deactivation
Glove compartment
Height and length steering column adjustment
Interior lighting with 12 basic colours selectable via toggle switch in roof
Knee roll and door armrests
Leather gearshift lever and handbrake gaiters
LED reading lights, vanity mirror lights, front foot well light and spotlight on front seats
Manual air conditioning
Mechanical seat adjustment, driver seat height adjust, forward/back and front seats backrest
Mini logo projection on floor from drivers exterior mirror
Multifunction steering wheel
Satellite grey headlining
Satellite grey headlining including grab handles and clothes hooks
Storage compartments in doors
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Tool kit
Black grained/hazy grey interior trim
15" steel wheels
Tyre repair kit
Driver Convenience
Automatic start/stop function with brake energy recuperation
Compatible mobile phone bluetooth with audio streaming
Electro-mechanical speed dependant steering assistance
Instrument cluster
Mini E-call
MINI TeleServices
On board computer
Service interval indicator
6 Speed manual transmission including gear change indicator display
Double Vanos system
Fully variable valve control
High precision injection
Navigation pack - Mini Hatchback
Passive Safety
3 point seatbelts on all four seats
6 Airbags - front, side, head and seat belt tensioners
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
DSC - Dynamic Stability Control
Front and rear disc brakes
Hill start assist
Single tone fanfare horn
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Alarm system with tilt sensor, monitoring doors, bonnet interior and tailgate
Electronic vehicle immobiliser
Start/stop toggle with keyless go
Emissions - ICE
CO 0.409
CO2 (g/km) 117
HC 0.042
Noise Level dB(A) 66
NOx 0.027
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 129
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 134
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 131
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High 111
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 114
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 110
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low 175
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 175
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium 124
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1499
Compression Ratio 11.0:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 3
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 94.6
Engine Code B38A15U1
Fuel Delivery TWIN TURBO
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 12
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 52.3
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 62.8
EC Urban (mpg) 41.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 48.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 49.6
WLTP - MPG - High 58.9
WLTP - MPG - Low 37.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium 52.3
AdBlue No
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 102
Coin Series One Classic II [Nav]
Generation Mark 3
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 13E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage Unlimited
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.3
Engine Power - BHP 102
Engine Power - KW 75
Engine Power - RPM 3900
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 140
Engine Torque - MKG 19.4
Engine Torque - NM 190
Engine Torque - RPM 1380
Top Speed 120
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Alloys? No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 175/65 R15
Tyre Size Rear 175/65 R15
Wheel Type 15" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1414
Length 3821
Wheelbase 2495
Width 1727
Width (including mirrors) 1932
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 40
Gross Vehicle Weight 1570
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 731
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 211
Max. Loading Weight 430
Max. Roof Load 60
Minimum Kerbweight 1140
No. of Seats 4
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.8


Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £250.43 p/m £5.21 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £258.31 p/m £6.12 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £263.56 p/m £6.72 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £195.70 p/m £3.10 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £202.61 p/m £6.11 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £179.94 p/m £10.94 p/m
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* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
MINI Driving Modes - centre toggle switch to control driving setting (sport, mid and green) £200.00
Adaptive suspension £600.00
Harman Kardon Hi Fi system with amplifier and 12 speakers £600.00
Exterior Features
Black roof rails £150.00
Chrome line exterior £130.00
Darkened rear glass £250.00
Electric panoramic glass sunroof £700.00
Heated front windscreen £150.00
Metallic paint £525.00
MINI Yours special metallic paint £750.00
Special solid paint £525.00
Interior Features
3 spoke sport leather steering wheel + cruise control with brake function, limiter function and audio controls £350.00
Cloth/leatherette upholstery with sport seats £800.00
Leatherette upholstery with sport seats £1,300.00
Rear accessory carrier preparation £200.00
Driving Assistant pack with Active cruise control - Mini Hatchback One/Cooper Classic £800.00
Metallic - British racing green £525.00
Metallic - Midnight black £525.00
Metallic - Moonwalk Grey £525.00
Metallic - Solaris orange £525.00
Metallic - Starlight Blue £525.00
MINI Yours special Metallic - Enigmatic Black £750.00
Solid - Pepper White FOC
Special solid - Chili red £525.00
Passive Safety
Warning triangle and first aid kit £60.00
Comfort access system £250.00
Chrome line interior £130.00
Cloth/leatherette - Black pearl/light grey with sport seats £800.00
Firework cloth - Carbon black FOC
Leatherette - Carbon Black with sport seats £1,300.00
Piano black interior trim £160.00
15" Heli spoke alloy wheels £300.00
16" Loop spoke alloy wheels £1,000.00
16" Victory spoke alloy wheels in black £1,100.00
17" Cosmos spoke alloy wheels in black £1,600.00
17" Cosmos spoke alloy wheels in silver £1,500.00
* option prices shown are estimated