Clear accents in the exterior design give them a puristic appearance that emphasizes the brand-typical design features particularly intensely. In addition, the new multitone roof creates unique opportunities for customization. In the interior, the extensively renewed cockpit underlines the premium character of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. Attractive additions to the standard and optional equipment, new exterior paintwork, light alloy wheels, interior and seat surfaces as well as innovative technology in the areas of chassis, driver assistance systems, operation and networking round off the current update for the small car models of the British brand.
S variant comes with 231 hp
20 years after the start of sales for the modern MINI, the latest model generation is in top form. The concept associated with the relaunch of the brand of developing premium automobiles for the small car segment has developed into a unique and global success story. Today MINI is the epitome of agile driving characteristics and an unmistakable appearance, as well as the highest demands in terms of technology and quality in this vehicle class. "With the current model revision, the MINI has reached a level of maturity that makes it more than ever an exception in the small car segment in terms of design, product substance and premium quality," says Bernd Körber, Head of the MINI brand. "The MINI is and will remain the original that stands out from the crowd and reinvents itself over and over again."
The global market launch of the latest edition of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Cabrio models will begin in March 2021. In a model-specific version, the comprehensive update for design, technology and premium quality will also help freshen up the all-electric MINI Cooper SE Impetus for the continuation of his successful foray into the electric vehicle segment. The extreme athletes MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Cabrio also benefit from a model-specific further development of their design and product substance.
MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door, MINI Cabrio: the innovations in brief.
- Puristic appearance thanks to the new front design.
- Extension of the standard equipment to include LED headlights.
- Characteristic side scuttles in a new design.
- Redesigned rear apron, LED rear lights in the Union Jack
Design now standard.
- Worldwide unique innovation: Multitone Roof.
- New body colors and light alloy wheels.
- Interior surfaces and air outlets in a new design.
- Redesigned steering wheels, optionally heated for the first time.
- Multifunctional instrument display with 5 inch color display.
- Central instrument with new surround in Piano Black high gloss,
standard 8,8 inch display and modern graphics.
- Sports seats in the new color variant Light Checkered.
- New ambient light option with additional features.
- Adaptive chassis now with frequency-selective damping.
- Electric parking brake available for the first time.
- Active cruise control now with Stop & Go function.
- More safety thanks to the new lane departure warning and
Bad weather light.
- Piano black exterior with extended features.
- Targeted customization through new equipment packages.
"The increased product substance of the MINI can be seen at first glance and can be felt everywhere," says project manager Petra Beck. "This applies to the design, the materials and the quality impression in the interior as well as to the numerous new functions in the areas of operation, driving fun and driver assistance."
Purify MINI: The new exterior design.
A new design language for the exterior now accentuates the unmistakable appearance of the MINI in a purist manner. The refined aesthetics mainly ensure that the central design features of the MINI come into their own more clearly and in a more modern way. The front view of the MINI 3-door including the MINI Cooper SE, the MINI 5-door and the MINI Convertible is particularly expressive. It is stronger than ever by the characteristic radiator grille, whose hexagonal surround now takes up significantly more space and is dominated by the round headlights that are typical of MINI. The position lights are replaced by vertical air inlets placed far outside, which serve as openings for the air curtains to optimize the aerodynamic properties. The central bumper strip, which also functions as a license plate holder, is no longer black, but the color of the car.
"The new MINI design is more modern, fresher, clearer," says Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design. “All innovations follow a common mission: Purify MINI! Less complexity, more individuality. "
Typical MINI proportions and short overhangs continue to determine the side view. The new contours of the wheel arch surrounds stand out. In addition, the side indicators integrated in the newly designed side scuttles are now made using LED technology. A reduced surface design characterizes the rear view of the model variants of the MINI powered by combustion engines. A black surround takes up the hexagonal shape of the radiator grille. The rear fog light is now integrated into the rear apron as a narrow LED unit.
Each roof is unique: the unique multitone roof.
Contrasting colors for the roof and the exterior mirror caps are among the most striking design features with which MINI became a pioneer in customization. In addition to the colors Jet Black, Aspen White and Melting Silver as well as Chili Red for the MINI John Cooper Works, an innovative and globally unique variant of the roof paint is offered for the MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door. The new Multitone Roof has a color gradient from San Marino Blue to Pearly Aqua to Jet Black, which has been implemented using a new painting technique and extends from the windshield frame to the rear. To do this, the three colors are applied one after the other in a wet-on-wet painting process. This paint job, known as Spray Tech, is fully integrated into the mechanical production process at the MINI plant in Oxford, UK. Nevertheless, there are minor deviations in the color sample caused by changing environmental conditions, so that every MINI with Multitone Roof is unique from the factory.
"The new Multitone Roof for the MINI is not only the most expressive form of contrasting paintwork to date, it also takes the brand-typical customization ex works to a new level," says Oliver Heilmer, Head of MINI Design. "And because every roof looks a little different and is therefore unique, it is more worth taking a closer look than ever."
The range of body paints includes three new colors. In addition to the exterior paintwork Rooftop Gray metallic and Island Blue metallic, the Zesty Yellow variant, initially only available for the MINI Convertible, is also available. As part of the Piano Black Exterior option, in addition to the surrounds for the headlights, the radiator grille and the rear lights, the door handles, the side scuttles, the fuel filler flap, the MINI logos on the bonnet and the luggage compartment lid as well as the model lettering and the tailpipes of the exhaust system are in high-gloss Black kept.
The range of light alloy wheels available for the MINI is also being comprehensively renewed. Five new versions are available: 17-inch wheels are now also available in the black Tentacle Spoke design, the Scissor Spoke design previously only available for the MINI Convertible Sidewalk and a black version of the Pedal Spoke version, which was previously introduced exclusively for the 60 Years Edition models to select. In the 18-inch format, light alloy wheels in the Pulse Spoke design, whose concentric bi-color look sets particularly effective accents, and John Cooper Works light alloy wheels in the Circuit Spoke black design are also available.
Dark headlights, bright vision: LED light now as standard.
A new, particularly expressive version of the LED headlights will in future be part of the standard equipment of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. The inner housing of the characteristic round lights is no longer chrome, but black. LED units for the low beam and high beam ensure a bright and even illumination of the road. A circumferential light band takes over the function of the daytime running lights and the direction indicators.
Three new exterior paintwork, five new light alloy wheels.
The functional scope of the optional adaptive LED headlights includes the cornering light, the matrix high beam and the bad weather light. When turning, a separate light beam automatically falls on the road in the direction you are driving. The control of the high beam is also automatically based on the current traffic situation at speeds of more than 70 km / h. For this purpose, the corresponding LED unit is divided into four segments that can be activated and deactivated independently of one another. This matrix function makes it possible to avoid dazzling other road users. As soon as the MINI's front camera registers an oncoming vehicle or a vehicle driving ahead, the traffic area in which it is located is only illuminated by the low beam. The bad weather light can also be activated by pressing a button. In the case of restricted visibility, for example due to fog or heavy rainfall, the low beam can be supplemented by a dimmed cornering light to illuminate the road more intensively.
Union Jack design rear lights now standard.
The characteristic rear lights in Union Jack design are now part of the standard equipment for the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. The graphic of the light sources, inspired by the British flag, is particularly emphasized by a darker design of the pattern. With the exception of the reversing light, all functions of the rear lights are LED technology.
Interior: clear design, high-quality finish.
The redesigned interior of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Cabrio is sophisticated, modern and particularly high-quality. Sports seats in the Light Checkered color variant are new to the range and perfectly complement the Zesty Yellow exterior paintwork. The well-known Black Pearl fabric quality has been given a new, expressive checked look in the British style typical of MINI. The accent seams at the transition to the black artificial leather of the seat cheeks have a color that matches the fabric of the seat surfaces.
The design of the Color Line, which was previously available as an individual option, is now harmoniously adapted to the respective seat upholstery color. The amount of chrome elements has been significantly reduced throughout the interior. The two outer, round air outlets are now framed by black panels. The inner vents have been completely redesigned and embedded flush into the interior surface. The interior surface, which is optionally available in the new versions Silver Checkered and MINI Yours Aluminum as well as Electric for the MINI Cooper SE, now extends across the entire width of the instrument panel into the area of the driver's workplace.
The premium appearance of the brand's typical central instrument has also been optimized. An 8,8-inch color display with touch function, touch-sensitive favorite buttons and surfaces in piano black high-gloss are now part of the standard equipment. In addition, the audio control panel and the function keys for hazard warning lights and driver assistance systems are integrated even more harmoniously into the circular control unit. In conjunction with the ambient light option, a new surface design with laser engraving optimizes the appearance of the LED light ring that surrounds the central instrument. The operating system controller placed on the center console now has a completely black surface in conjunction with a navigation system.
Sports leather steering wheel now standard, digital cockpit as an option.
A redesigned sports leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons will in future be part of the standard equipment of all model variants of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. A new structure for the keypad optimizes the operation of the audio and telephone functions, voice control and driver assistance systems. A particularly high-quality variant of the leather sports steering wheel is part of the John Cooper Works Trim, MINI Yours Trim and MINI Electric Trim equipment packages. It is characterized by a nappa leather surface and larger thumb rests. For the first time, a steering wheel heater is also available as an option for the small MINI models.
The Connected Media option includes a multifunctional instrument display behind the steering wheel. The standard digital color display in black panel design in the MINI Cooper SE has a diameter of 5,0 inches and shows all driving-related information as well as check control messages and status displays from the driver assistance systems. In the all-electric MINI it is also used during the Connection to the power grid as a charge status indicator.
Choice of display colors and lighting moods: the new "Lounge" and "Sport" modes.
There are two options for the coloring on the display of the central instrument and on the digital cockpit display, which can be called up in the menu of the operating system. In the “Lounge” mode, the displayed content can be seen in a relaxing color scheme between turquoise and petrol. If the "Sport" mode is active, the screen backgrounds are red and anthracite. For vehicles that are equipped with the optional MINI Driving Modes, the color scheme is linked to the vehicle setting selected. In the MID and GREEN modes, the screen display is then called up in the “lounge” style; when driving in the “SPORT” mode, the corresponding color scheme of the same name is also activated. Optionally, a uniform color scheme for all MINI Driving Modes can be set in the operating system menu.
In conjunction with the new ambient light option, the color schemes of the displays can also be combined with the control of the interior light. There are six interior light colors to choose from for each of the two modes “Lounge” and “Sport”. They can each be determined using a toggle switch located in the upper area of the windshield frame. Light in the corresponding color is then emitted from the laser-engraved LED ring of the central instrument, from the now indirectly illuminated undersides of the interior surfaces, along the contours of the door panels, on the door openers for the driver and front passenger, from the roof extension and in the front area of the center console Footwells as well as broadcast. This ensures an individually configurable and harmonious lighting atmosphere in the interior of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. In addition, the ambient light option includes lighting for the door handles and the entry areas on the driver and passenger sides.
Go-kart feeling redefined: Adaptive chassis with optimized
Balance between sportiness and comfort.
The spontaneous power delivery of the engines, precise steering, powerful brakes and suspension and damper settings designed for spirited handling characterize the agile driving characteristics of the MINI. A new version of the adaptive chassis, available for the first time for MINI models, now redefines the go-kart feeling typical of the brand. It achieves a noticeably optimized balance between sportiness and driving comfort through the use of continuously frequency-selective damping. An additional valve acting on the pulling side takes on the task of smoothing out sudden pressure peaks within the damper. The damping force is adjusted within 50 to 100 milliseconds.
Depending on the driving situation and road surface, the damper forces can be reduced by up to 50 percent. This significantly increases the driving comfort and sovereignty of the MINI when compensating for slight bumps in the road while, for example, the sporty characteristics of the damping are retained when turning. The innovative damper technology is available for all model variants with the exception of the MINI One First, the MINI One and the MINI Cooper SE.
The MINI Cooper SE is equipped with an electric parking brake as standard. It is activated and released with a button on the center console and, in conjunction with an automatic transmission, the optional driver assistance package and at least 17-inch light alloy wheels, is also available in the other model variants with the exception of the MINI One First.
Always safely on the right course: Lane Departure Warning.
With an expanded range of functions, the optional driver assistance package for the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible ensures maximum comfort and safety. The new lane departure warning, which is part of this option, helps the driver to stay safely on the chosen course at speeds between 70 and 210 km / h. In order to avoid accidentally leaving the lane, the system registers markings on the edge of the road and uses vibration on the steering wheel to warn the driver of the risk of deviating.
Keeping a comfortable pace and distance: the new Active Cruise Control - now with Stop & Go function.
The evaluation of images from the front camera also creates the conditions for a further driver assistance system, available for the first time for the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. The new Driver Assistance Package Plus includes active cruise control which, in conjunction with an automatic transmission, now also offers a Stop & Go function. It automatically maintains the desired speed and the distance from the vehicles in front, which the driver can select in four stages. The system uses data recorded by the front camera installed in the upper area of the windshield frame to adapt the speed and distance to the situation.
The combined speed and distance control can be used in the range between 30 and 140 km / h. If necessary, the system can brake the vehicle to a standstill. To start off again from a standstill, all you need to do is press the accelerator pedal briefly.
Targeted customization through new trims and equipment packages.
A new offer structure for trims and equipment packages creates optimized conditions for targeted customization of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible. It enables customers to add their preferred options to the MINI's extended standard equipment in a simple and harmonious way. The trims are characterized above all by their independent and harmoniously coordinated design features for the exterior and interior. With a clear selection of equipment packages, individual wishes in the areas of comfort, driver assistance, operation and networking can also be met. In addition, a reduced number of individual options remain for the final configuration of the vehicle, which is based on the personal style of the customer.
The trims available as a supplement to the extensive standard equipment of the MINI also include the options Ambient Light and MINI Driving Modes. The Classic Trim also includes particularly attractive exterior paintwork and light alloy rims, as well as sports seats in the fabric / leatherette combination Black Pearl / Carbon Black and the interior surface in the Piano Black variant.
The John Cooper Works Trim, which is available for all model variants with the exception of the MINI One First and the MINI Cooper SE, increases driving fun and a sporty look. This is ensured by a specific selection of exterior paintwork, the John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit, the Piano Black Exterior option and 17-inch light alloy wheels in Track Spoke black design or 18-inch light alloy wheels in Circuit Spoke design for the MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper models Works convertible. The adaptive chassis is also part of the John Cooper Works Trim. In the interior, John Cooper Works sports seats in the Dinamica / leather combination Carbon Black, the nappa leather steering wheel with the John Cooper Works logo, the interior surface in the Piano Black variant, John Cooper Works door sills, the anthracite-colored headliner and stainless steel pedals increase driving pleasure.
The MINI Yours Trim gives the vehicle a particularly stylish touch thanks to high-quality exterior paintwork and MINI Yours logos on the B and C-pillars of the MINI 3-door and MINI 5-door, as well as 18-inch light-alloy wheels in the MINI Yours British Spoke design or 17-inch alloy wheels in the Roulette Spoke design for the MINI Cooper SE. Sports seats in the MINI Yours Leather Lounge Carbon Black version, the nappa leather steering wheel with MINI Yours logo, the anthracite-colored headliner, MINI Yours floor mats and the interior surface in the new MINI Yours Aluminum version create an exclusive ambience in the interior. The MINI Yours Trim is available for all model variants with the exception of the MINI One First.
The Electric Trim is available exclusively for the MINI Cooper SE. It includes the exterior paintwork in the White Silver metallic variant with a black roof and yellow exterior mirror caps and 17-inch light alloy wheels in the Electric Power Spoke design as well as the Cross Punch Carbon Black leather interior, a nappa leather steering wheel with MINI Electric logo and the anthracite-colored headliner.
Optional functions in the areas of comfort, driver assistance and networking are covered by the components of the newly compiled equipment packages. For example, the new comfort package includes the automatic air conditioning, the center armrest, the automatically dimming interior mirror, the exterior mirror package and the storage package. With the Comfort Package Plus, there is also comfort access and seat and steering wheel heating.
In addition to Park Distance Control with sensors on the rear of the vehicle and the reversing camera, the driver assistance package also includes cruise control with braking and the Driving Assistant including the new lane departure warning. With the Driver Assistance Package Plus, these functions are supplemented by the Parking Assistant and Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function.
New operating system with modern graphics and additional connectivity features.
With a new graphic display and further developed options for selecting and controlling vehicle functions, audio systems, hands-free telephone systems, navigation and apps, the control system of the MINI 3-door, MINI 5-door and MINI Convertible is more advanced than ever. The screen display with symbols and white text on new color backgrounds looks particularly high-quality and modern.
The desired menu items are displayed as "Live Widgets" and can be called up with a swiping movement on the touch display, whereupon they are shown in enlarged form in the center of the display. As a result, the content is staged even more vividly and operation is more intuitive.
The advanced connectivity features as well as audio and navigation functions are combined in three additional equipment packages that build on one another. The multifunctional instrument display, MINI Connected, ConnectedDrive and Remote Services are part of the Connected Media package. With the Connected Navigation package, they are supplemented by the MINI navigation system including Real Time Traffic Information and Apple CarPlay preparation. The Connected Navigation Plus package also includes MINI Connected XL, Concierge Services, the MINI Head-Up Display and telephony with wireless charging.
Always in touch with the MINI: The new MINI app.
The new MINI app enables a progressive user experience based entirely on the digital lifestyle. With it, the driver can get in contact with his MINI at any time, for example to call up information about the vehicle status or to prepare for the next excursion. The MINI app, which can currently be downloaded free of charge from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store in 30 European countries and South Korea, serves as a universal interface between the smartphone or other personal end device and the vehicle. A fresh design and new functions optimize use.
Data about the fuel supply or the charge status can be called up remotely. With the Remote Services, the MINI can be located and its doors locked or unlocked. It is also possible to send navigation destinations directly to the vehicle, for example from a smartphone. Service appointments can also be made particularly conveniently using the MINI app. Another component of the app are model-specific services from MINI Electric. The charging process can also be controlled remotely and - depending on the season - the auxiliary heating or air conditioning of the MINI Cooper SE can be activated. The MINI app will be available in more than 2021 countries and 40 languages by mid-23.
The following model variants will be listed for the market launch in Germany - each including engine power, combined fuel consumption and CO2- Emission values according to WLTP and NEDC as well as sales price (incl. 19% VAT) - offered:
|Model||kW / hp||Consumption
(l / 100 km)
WLTP / NEDC
(G / km)
WLTP / NEDC
|MINI One First
|55/75||5.8 - 5.4
5.4 - 5.2
|133 - 122
122 - 119
|75/102||6.0 - 5.4
5.3 - 5.2
|136 - 123
122 - 118
|100/136||6.1 - 5.5
5.4 - 5.3
|138 - 124
124 - 120
|MINI Cooper S
|131/178||6.7 - 6.2
6.4 - 6.2
|151 - 140
147 - 142
|MINI One First
|55/75||5.9 - 5.4
5.4 - 5.3
|135 - 124
125 - 121
|75/102||6.1 - 5.5
5.4 - 5.3
|138 - 124
125 - 120
|100/136||6.1 - 5.5
5.4 - 5.3
|139 - 126
125 - 120
|MINI Cooper S
|131/178||6.8 - 6.2
6.5 - 6.3
|154 - 141
149 - 144
|75/102||6.3 - 5.8
5.6 - 5.5
|143 - 133
129 - 125
|100/136||6.4 - 5.9
5.8 - 5.6
|144 - 134
132 - 127
|MINI Cooper S
|131/178||6.9 - 6.5
6.7 - 6.5
|157 - 148
153 - 149
|170/231||7.1 - 6.8
7.1 - 6.9
|161 - 155
163 - 158
|MINI John Cooper
|170/231||7.4 - 7.1
7.4 - 7.1
|167 - 161
169 - 163
|Model||kW / hp||Consumption
(kWh / 100 km)
WLTP / NEDC
|135/184||17.6 - 15.2 /
16.1 - 14.9
|203 - 234||€ 32|
All combustion engines available for the MINI now meet the requirements of the Euro 6d emission standard. The MINI 3-door including the MINI Cooper SE and the MINI 5-door are produced in the UK MINI plant in Oxford, where they can optionally be given the globally unique multi-tone roof. In an innovative painting process, the fascinating color gradient from dark to light blue to black is created, which makes every roof unique. The MINI Convertible rolls off the assembly line at the plant of production partner VDL NedCar in Born, the Netherlands.
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