The new 2014 MINI did a lot of sneak peek through the spy-shots in recent times, which we hadn’t covered on our website at all. But finally after painstaking the chase of new MINI, BMW makes its debut to the world yesterday at the Oxford manufacturing bay of UK.
Talking tweaks, the 2014 MINI is cosmetically the same in aesthetics with regards to its timeless design being carried from the ancestors to outgoing generation, whilst of the measurements in certain areas been notched by plinths. Specifically they are the 98mm elaborated length, 44mm extended width, and 7mm raised height. With the wheelbase facing a drag of 42mm on the increased track widths by 42mm (at front) and 34 mm (at rear). All of the said enhancements on wheelbase toiled passenger space as well as the boot space by approx 30 percent, which now means MINI is now not a mini in sense.
Additionally, the damper on new MINI hoists Variable Damper Control features that puts on offer the Comfort and Sport settings. 15-inch alloy wheels (on Cooper and Cooper D), 16-inch alloys on Cooper S, an 8.8 inch infotainment screen inclusive of iDrive-like controllers and such, with some added number of features and bits too are added in the 2014 package list.
It is very much unobvious to say that 2014 MINI is based on the parent company BMW’s newly developed UKL front-wheel driven platform, meant to underpin the upcoming models of the brand in near future. Engine specifications starts with 3-pot 1.5L petrol unit of 136bhp-220Nm which can be increased to 230Nm. Meanwhile, the turbocharged 1.5L petrol cools a bubbling 116bhp-270Nm and the 2.0L petrol creates a magic of 192bhp-280Nm. But all of the 2014 MINI comes with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and can be opted for six-speed automatic in the added package.
Mentioned below are the prices* of 2014 MINI:
- 2014 MINI Cooper: 15,300 GBP
- 2014 MINI Cooper D (diesel variant): 16,450 GBP
- 2014 MINI Cooper S: 18,650 GBP
*Mentioned prices are of the base model