New face for Mini family

Mini gives an instant refresh to the three-door, five-door, Convertible and Electric. Among other things, a modified nose and new equipment should make the model range completely up-to-date.

The current generation of the three-door and five-door Mini has been around for almost seven years. The Cabrio has been around for about five years. In 2018, those three were renewed in one smooth movement for the second round. Then they got, among other things, the ‘Union Jack’ rear lights. Now it’s time for a freshening up again, says Mini. Once again it concerns these three, although strikingly enough the still quite fresh Mini Electric is also included in the external renewal round.

Different face

Last summer we already got a hint of what was to come in novelties. Prototypes spotted in the Netherlands had the nose and back covered. We see the biggest change indeed at the front. The Minis get a strikingly different nose. The previously black part on which the number plate is located has now been sprayed in the body color. The well-known (on the One chrome) frame still runs around and around the top air inlet. However, that whole is now part of a much larger face, which is framed in black all around. It is also noticeable that the new bumper no longer has fog lights, but subtle air slots at the corners. Don’t worry about the light the Minis shine in front of you: LED headlights are now standard.

Mini Cooper S.

Mini Cooper S.

At the rear, the British brand has worked a bit more subtly. The modified rear bumper is easiest to spot on the Cooper S. The sportier version now has a significantly larger black insert in the more angularly shaped bumper. Also new is the roof, which is now available in two different colors, with the body color changing to black. There are also three new colors (Island Blue, Rooftop Gray and Zesty Yellow) and new 17- and 18-inch alloy wheels to choose from. The changes in the interior are subtle. The steering wheels have been slightly adjusted and from now on you will find more black piano lacquer on the central part of the dashboard.


Mini Cooper S.

What stands out most, however, is a now standard 8.8-inch infotainment screen that has been visually improved. Together with more choice in mood lighting in the interior, this should ensure that it is all up to date. The steering wheel is now optionally heatable and an electronic parking brake has been added to the option list. To make dressing the Minis easier, you can now choose from a few packages in addition to the different basic versions. For example, you can opt for Comfort (including center armrest, automatic air conditioning) and the subsequent Comfort Plus, which includes a heated steering wheel and seat heating. Then there is Connected Navi with Apple CarPlay and navigation and the extension Connected Navi Plus, including HUD and Mini Connected. Finally, there is the Driving Assistant Pack. This gives you, among other things, a reversing camera and dynamic cruise control. This can be expanded with the Driving Assistent Pack Plus, which includes Parking Assistant and automatic cruise control.

Mini Electric

Mini Electric


The Mini three-door, five-door and Convertible keep their well-known engine range. This means that the range with the first two starts with a 75 hp 1.5 three-cylinder turbo engine, which is linked to a manual six-speed gearbox. In the Cabrio, the engine selection starts with the 102 hp variant, which is optionally available with a seven-speed Steptronic transmission. From that engine version with the three and five-door you can also opt for the automatic transmission. The Cooper versions go a step further with 136 hp power. Above that we find the Cooper S. It has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine in its nose, which from now on does not deliver 192 hp but 178 hp. Despite the slight decrease in power, probably to reduce consumption and emissions, Mini has managed to keep the performance almost the same. Finally, you have the John Cooper Works, which keeps everything to the well-known story: 231 hp, 0-100 km / h in 6.3 seconds (three-door) and a top speed of 242 km / h.


Mini is kind enough to immediately announce the prices. The renewed three-door will cost at least € 25,300 as First. The five-door starts at the One for € 26,900 and the Convertible also starts at the One for € 31,200. All starting prices of the versions with a fuel engine can be found below. For the Mini Electric, Mini is quoting a new starting price of € 36,200.

First One Cooper Cooper S John Cooper Works
Mini 3-door € 25,300 € 25,900 € 27,900 € 35,900 € 45,900
Mini 5-door € 26,900 € 28,900 € 36,900
Mini Convertible € 31,200 € 33,200 € 41,200 € 51,200

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