MINI One 2014 revealed

MINI One front
7 Mar, 2014 4:54pm Jack Rix

Entry-level MINI One, featuring lower-powered three-cylinder engines, revealed at the 2014 Geneva show

We’ve already driven the new MINI Cooper and Cooper S, and now the more affordable MINI One and MINI One diesel have broken cover at the Geneva show.

Although it get the same chrome-rimmed floating grille and blacked-out pillars, the entry-level MINI is identified not just by the badge on the boot, but by its smaller wheels, simpler lower air intake at the front and non-contrasting roof.

Under the MINI One’s bonnet is a 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine producing 102bhp and 180Nm of torque. Despite being 0.3-litres smaller in capacity than the Cooper it gets all the same technology, including a TwinPower turbo, direct-injection, variable valve timing and variable cam timing.

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Fuel economy and emissions are 61.4mpg and 108g/km with the six-speed manual, or 58.9mpg and 112g/km with the six-speed auto, while 0-62mph takes 9.9 seconds and the top speed is 121mph.

The MINI One D keeps the same 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbodiesel as the Cooper D, but with 95bhp and 220Nm instead of 116bhp and 270Nm. Only available with a manual gearbox, it returns 83.1mpg and 89g/km of CO2.

The MINI One and One D are expected to go on sale in the autumn with prices starting from around £14,000 for the petrol and £15,000 for the diesel.