MINI - best small cars

MINI Cooper 2014 UK tracking
Credits: Pete Gibson
12 Jul, 2016 10:00am

Our pick: 1.5 Cooper
Price: £16,225

There’s more to the third-generation MINI than meets the eye. While its looks are an evolution of past models, it’s bigger and more refined than ever, and there’s an all-new turbocharged engine line-up.

For the first time as well there's even a five-door model, which isn't as big or expensive as the larger Clubman but is far more practical than the standard three-door hatch.

This includes three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines that were engineered in-house by BMW for the first time. The MINI range comprises One, Cooper and Cooper S models, as well as the Cooper D and Cooper SD diesels.

The bold new interior retains plenty of retro touches, and standard kit includes air-con, Bluetooth and DAB radio.

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