Leaked – New Mini Cooper Brochure surfaces ahead of Nov 19 launch
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Gets Mini Connected infotainment system.
The brochure promotes the 5-door variant’s added practicality and space in a big way in addition to talking about the new ‘Mini Connected’ multimedia infotainment system which incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, reverse parking camera and a navigation system.
The Mini Cooper variants will be available with both black and beige leather upholstery while the dashboard remains black. The circular elements such as the speakers and dials are available in Piano Black, Dark Silver and Porcelain White finishes.
The 2014 Mini variants are based on BMW’s new UKL FWD modular platform which results in bigger dimensions. The 3-door model is 3,821 mm long, 1,727 mm wide, and 1,414 mm tall while the 5-door model is 3,982 mm long, 1,727 mm wide and 1,425 mm tall.
The brochure doesn’t reveal the powertrain options although a 6-speed manual gearbox is featured in one of the leaves. The Cooper variants will make do with 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines while the Cooper S models will feature 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel mills.
Mini 5-door Competitors: Mercedes A Class, BMW 1 Series
Mini 3-door Expected Price: INR 28-30 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Mini 5-door Expected Price: INR 30-32 lakhs, ex-Showroom
Launch date: November 19
2014 Mini – Brochure Leak