Prices for the all-new MINI have officially been revealed. Starting from £13,750 for the MINI One hatch, the flagship Cooper S model will be priced at £18,650. The third-generation model will be built at the firm’s Oxford plant and will be available from dealers on 15 March.
Although instantly recognisable, the third-gen model is completely new from the ground up. Space, performance, efficiency and refinement have all been improved, while proportions have also increase. The new model is 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than its predecessor.
Big changes continue under the bonnet, too. Three brand new three-cylinder engines are now available, each featuring turbochargers for the first time. The entry-level MINI One is powered by a 101bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine (£13,750), while the diesel version (£14,890) uses a 95bhp 1.5-litre motor.
MINI Cooper (£15,300) and Cooper D (£16,450) models are fitted with a 135bhp and 115bhp 1.5-litre engine, respectively. The range-topping Cooper S (£18,650) uses a 190bhp 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine. A six-speed manual gearbox is fitted as standard on all engines, while a six-speed automatic is available as an option.