BMW has unveiled the five-door version of the 2014 Mini hatchback which might also come in India. This is the first time the Mini comes with a five-door styling.
To achieve the five-door bodystyle, the wheelbase of the car has been increased by 72mm to 2,567mm. The increase in wheelbase improves the rear legroom space by 72mm, headroom by 15mm and shoulder room by 61mm. The vehicle comes with a luggage carrying capacity of 278-litres which is around 67-litres more than the 3-door model. Moreover, the rear seat can be folded in 60:40 configurations which further improve the luggage space.
The five-door MINI is 161mm longer, 11mm taller than the 3-door model, which makes 3,982mm long, 1,425mm high and 1,717mm wide. The vehicle is equipped with a hexagonal radiator grille which is complemented by round shaped headlamps. Its rear lights comes with wide chrome surround, while the side turn indicators and black body bordering directly sourced from the new MINI. It is powered by 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines.
With less than 4 metre in length and engine less than 1.5L displacement, the new 5-door MINI would be eligible for excise benefits in India- if it comes to India. The Cooper S and Cooper SD variants are powered by a 4-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol and diesel guise, respectively.