After the new electric Mini Cooper, it's time for its debut Model with gasoline engines. So the fifth generation is finally also available with endothermic engines. It will reach the Italian market during 2024. At the moment, the manufacturer has not yet shared prices for Italy.
Design and interior
Although the petrol model has a different platform from the one used in the electric version, the design differences are obvious. In the foreground, we always find one Octagonal gridWith slightly larger air intakes due to the presence of the internal combustion engine. They don't even change Circular LED headlights. The proportions are always classic with short overhangs and a short bonnet.
The radar sensor is placed on the horizontal shaft between the air vents. In all, we find 12 ultrasonic sensors to support driving assistance systems. The luggage compartment can take on a capacity of 210 liters which rises to 800 liters by folding the rear seat backrests.
with regard to Interior designsHere too there is no surprise since the setup follows that of the electric model. Therefore, we find the dashboard with a simple appearance, dominated by the A 9.4-inch OLED circular central screen. Through this screen it will be possible to view all vehicle operating information, the classic instruments are missing, as well as the ability to manage all the digital functions provided by the infotainment system. Compared to the previous generation, the gearshift lever located on the center console makes way for a new wireless charging system for smartphones.
Not even one is missing Voice assistant Which is activated by saying the command “Hey MINI”. The driver can then use their voice to control a wide range of options such as navigation, telephony, entertainment and other vehicle functions. The functionality is there too Small digital key plus Which turns your smartphone into a car key via the MINI app. Available to customers Basic, Classic, Preferred and JCW variants.
The new endothermic MINI Cooper will be offered in different versions Mini Cooper C and Mini Cooper S. The first has a 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine 115 kW/156 hp And 230 Nm of torque. A model capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.7 seconds. The MINI Cooper S, on the other hand, can rely on a 2-litre four-cylinder turbo engine 150 kW/204 hp And 300 Nm of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds.
The car is equipped with a suspension and damping system designed to improve driving dynamics and ensure the classic go-kart feeling that has always distinguished this model. In terms of driver assistance systems, we find the latest solutions developed by the car manufacturer, including the safe exit function that monitors the area surrounding the parked car and warns approaching road users before opening the door.
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