Drive-away pricing announced for new Mini hatch

Drive-away pricing announced for new Mini hatch

P90142717_lowResThe long wait for Mini fans around the country is almost over, with the all-new model officially going on sale this weekend.

“MINI fans are perhaps the most passionate of all motorists, as they unlike anyone else appreciate the dynamic handling and go-kart like performance on offer with each and every corner,” says BMW Group New Zealand managing director Nina Englert.

“With improvements in all the right places, the new Mini provides greater occupant comfort with increased interior space, a higher level of functionality with updated features and a more refined – but no less fun – driving experience.”

The new MINI charge will be headed by two models, being the Cooper and Cooper S, both offering power and performance enhancements over the models they replace.

“It’s one of those cars which regularly encourages you to take the long way home.”

At the heart of the MINI Cooper is a new 1.5- litre 3 cylinder engine, while the Cooper S is powered by a larger and more powerful 2.0-litre engine.

“Both models also feature MINI Driving Modes, which allows the driver to select a dynamic and engaging Sports Mode which tailors an even sportier driving experience,” said Ms Englert.

“Other new features include the availability of head-up display and, my personal favourite, a ‘red for go’ starter switch which helps set the mood for a serious driving experience.”

Drive-away pricing for the new range starts at $36,200 for the Mini Cooper manual, while the Mini Cooper S manual has a drive-away price of $44,200.

Variant and basic specifications:

Mini Cooper

  • $36,200 six-speed manual drive-away
  • Three-cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower turbo technology
  • 1499 cc, 100kW, 220 Nm at 1,250 – 4,000 rpm (230 Nm with overboost)
  • 0-100km/h: 7.9 seconds
  • EU fuel consumption 4.7 l/100km, CO2 110g/km.

Mini Cooper S

  • $44,200 six-speed manual drive-away
  • Four-cylinder petrol engine with Mini TwinPower turbo technology
  • 1998 cc, 141kW, 280 Nm at 1,250 – 4,750 rpm (300 Nm with overboost)
  • 0-100km/h: 6.8 seconds
  • EU fuel consumption 5.9 l/100km, CO2 138g/km.
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