As it promised, MINI introduced the 5 door variant at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. For those who still don’t know, the 2015 MINI 5-door gets a new wheelbase which was extended by 72 mm to a total of 2,567 mm in order to offer three seats in the rear, 72 mm more legroom and 15 mm headroom as well as 61 mm more interior width at elbow height.
Comparing it with the 3-door model, the new MINI 5 door offers a larger luggage compartment boosted from 67 to 278 liters. According to the company, the MINI 5 door has a length of 3,982 mm, while the Cooper S and Cooper SD models have a length of 4,005 mm.
Moreover, the width increased to 1,727 mm while the height is 1,425 mm (+11 mm). For those interested, the MINI 5 door will be available in four model variants, powered by two petrol and two diesel engines.
The 2015 MINI Cooper S 5 door gets 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine that generates 192 hp (141 kW) and 280 Nm (300 Nm with overboost), which is enough to offer an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) of 6.8 seconds when using an automatic transmission and a top speed of 230 km/h (143 mph).
The 2015 MINI Cooper 5 door is powered by a new 1.5-liter 3-cylinder engine that develops 136 hp (100 kW) and 220 Nm (230 Nm with overboost). This model sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 8.2 seconds and offers a top speed of 207 km/h or 129 mph.
Diesel fans will be able to get the 2015 MINI Cooper SD 5 door, powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine generating 170 hp (125 kW) and 360 Nm of torque. This engine pushes the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds when equipped with an automatic transmission and offers a top speed of 223 km/h or 138 mph.
A smaller 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel is available too on the 2015 MINI Cooper D 5 door and produces 116 hp (85 kW) and 270 Nm of torque. With this engine, the vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 9.4 seconds when using a manual transmission and in 9.5 seconds when equipped with an automatic gearbox.
The second body variant of the new Mini – the new MINI 5-door – features a distinct roof line and a well-emphasized rear end that highlights its extended length. It is also taller and offers more headroom than its 3-door sibling. Its design, while being a tribute to the car’s glorious past, is also an evolution of the modern vehicle concept. Its compact and dynamic looks – the basis for the Mini 5-door’s agility – is ascertained by its distinctive Mini proportions.
Compared to the Mini 3-door, the Mini 5-door is longer by 161 mm (at 3,982 mm) and higher by 11 mm (at 1,425 mm). The Mini Cooper S 5-door and Cooper SD 5-door have a height of 4,005 mm. The wheelbase of the Mini 5-door is also longer by 72 mm to 2,567 mm. However, the width (1,727 mm) and track of the Mini 5-door is the same as the Mini 3-door model.
The 72-mm increase in wheelbase also resulted to increased space – plus 72 mm more foot space and legroom for the rear passengers -- inside the Mini 5-door, resulting to enhanced interior comfort. Furthermore, the roomier interior allows for a third seat in the back row while making it more comfortable for passengers to access the rear cabin.
Meanwhile, the 11-mm increase in height resulted to additional 15 mm of headroom. Furthermore, the interior of the Mini 5-door is wider -- at elbow height –by 61 mm than on the Mini 3-door. In addition, the cargo compartment of the Mini 5-door is around 67 liters more voluminous than on the Mini 3-door at 278 liters.