New MINI Cooper 2014 price and specs
The new MINI Cooper hatchback will go on sale next year, priced from £15,300
The new MINI Cooper 2014 will go on sale early next year, and cost from £15,300 for the basic MINI Cooper, up to £18,650 for the top-of-the-range MINI Cooper S. Both models were revealed at the Tokyo and LA Motor Shows last month and are set to be some of 2014's most exciting new cars.
New MINI 2014 details
The pictures you see here show that the new MINI has taken an evolutionary rather than revolutionary approach to design, and doesn’t look an awful lot different to the old car. At the front, the obvious changes are limited to the more rounded headlights and bright LED daytime running lights, while at the rear there are a pair of larger taillights – similar to those found on the MINI Countryman SUV.
Even though it's still called a MINI, the new model is longer, wider and taller than the car it replaces. It still has a very compact design, but the changes mean it will be bigger inside and more comfortable for both front and rear seat passengers. There's a larger boot, up from 160 litres in the old car, to 211 litres in the new one – and the rear seats can be reclined for improved passenger space.
New MINI 2014 release date
Although the car doesn’t go on sale until spring 2014, potential buyers can register their interest with their local MINI dealer now. We expect the first new MINI Cooper and Cooper S models to be delivered towards the middle of next year.
New MINI Cooper price and specs
There will be three new MINIs available from launch – the petrol MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S, as well as an economical MINI Cooper D diesel.
Prices will start at £15,300 for the MINI Cooper, rising to £16,450 for the Cooper D. That equates to a price rise of around £400, and each model comes with a wide choice of optional extras including a rear spoiler, coloured wing mirrors and new paint colours.
The top-of-the-range MINI Cooper S will cost from £18,650 (around £1,000 more than the current car) but will be faster and more economical than before. A basic MINI One and even faster MINI John Cooper Works version will join the range at a later date.
Inside, the MINI will keep its oversized central dial but, instead of housing a speedometer, it will now play host to an information system that will relay information from things like the parking sensors. The screen will also be linked to the three driving modes offered in the MINI – SPORT, MID and GREEN – that will allow owners to pick from sporty, comfort or economical driving modes to maximise fuel economy or make the car more fun to drive. Buyers can also opt for an optional 8.8-inch screen, but the price for this is yet to be revealed.
New equipment includes a collision and pedestrian warning system, which can brake the car at low speeds to prevent accidents, and parking assist that uses the car's parking sensors to effectively park the car. These devices, plus kit such as automatic dipping headlights and active cruise control, which keeps the MINI a set distance away from the car in front, should mean that the new model keeps the current car's excellent five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
New MINI engines
The new MINI comes with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel engines – all of which are faster and more economical than before. The MINI Cooper gets a 134bhp petrol engine and the MINI Cooper D comes fitted with a 114bhp diesel. The top-spec MINI Cooper S gets a 189bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine capable of 0-62mph in less than seven seconds. Details on the basic MINI One and quick MINI JCW have not yet been revealed.
The petrol MINI Cooper will be capable of 62.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of 105g/km. Opt for the MINI Cooper D diesel and fuel economy improves further, to an incredible 80mpg, while emissions are lowered to just 92g/km – meaning road tax is free. However, even the MINI Cooper S hot hatchback will manage 49.6mpg – impressive for a car like this and more economical than the Ford Fiesta ST, which will do 47.9mpg.
An automatic gearbox will be available across the range and a optional extra, but adding this will make your new MINI slightly slower and marginally less economical, too.
To view the full MINI range, see the CarBuyer MINI reviews page.