MINI

MINI is a British automotive marque founded in 1969, owned by German automotive company BMW since 2000, and used by them for a range of small cars assembled in the United Kingdom, Austria and the Netherlands. The word Mini has been used in car model names since 1959, and in 1969 it became a marque in its own right when the name “Mini” replaced the separate “Austin Mini” and “Morris Mini” car model names.  BMW acquired the marque in 1994 when it bought Rover Group (formerly British Leyland), which owned Mini, among other brands.

 

 

 

Mini Electric

The 33kWh batteries are positioned in ‘T’ layout to improve the weight distribution and to give you the full Mini go kart experience, 0-62 mph is achievable in 7.3 seconds. The Electric Mini is an absolute hoot to drive because Mini have sacrificed driving range for driving fun.  Batteries are heavy and weight is not good for throwing a car into a corner, as it is the Mini electric is 145 kg heavier than the petrol car, so there is the quandary: are you prepared to accept a limited range, 120-140, miles for an increased driving experience?

Cooper S Level 2 cars have heated front seats, folding and self-dimming mirrors, rear parking sensors and a rearview camera, Cooper S Level 3 cars add Matrix LED headlights, front parking sensors and a Harmon Kardon audio system, head-up display and parking assistant system. Prices are recently reduced and now offer excellent value £Nil Advance Payment for a level 2 car  and £499 AP for a level 3.

 

 

 

John Cooper Works 

The JCW Hatch carries the same turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine as the regular Cooper S models. However, the power is upped from 192bhp to 231bhp, there is the option between an engaging 6-speed manual gearbox or a more high-tech 8-speed Steptronic automatic. 0 to 62mph dash takes just 6.3 seconds (6.1 seconds in the auto). Despite the performance available, the Hatch JCW can achieve between 38.7 and 40.9mpg on a combined cycle. Every aspect of the JCW model is designed for maximum performance,  aerodynamic enhancements and stiffer  suspension. Standard equipment includes cruise control, sport brakes,  Sport, Mid, Green driving modes, 17 inch spoke alloy wheels, sport exhaust, red brake calipers, leather sport seats upholstered. Premium pack adds panoramic glass sunroof, Harman/Kardon audio, wireless charging, automatic air conditioning, ambient lighting,  parking sensors front and rear, heated front seats, rear view camera and paddle gear changers. Priced at £2599 Advance payment for the manual our automatic, premium plus pack available on the automatic car only at £3099 Advance Payment.

 

 

 

Mini 3 and 5 door

The Mini is available with a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol producing 134 brake horse power and returning a claimed 50.4 miles per gallon or a four cylinder 2.0 litre petrol with 176 bhp retuning a claimed 45.6 mpg. Trim lines are Classic, Exclusive and Sport, all include the premium pack, the Premium Plus pack, only available on automatic cars, adds £500 to the Advance Payment. Prices for the 3 and 5 door car are the same as are manual and Automatic cars, the 1.5 litre car starts at £1099 Advance Payment in Classic trim, £1599 AP in Exclusive or Sport. The 2.0 litre car is £1599 AP in Classic and £2099 AP in Exclusive or Sport.   Mini Motability prices here.

 

 

 

Mini Convertible

The only Convertible car on the Scheme, the 2 door rag top Mini is only available with an automatic gearbox paired to the same 1.5 and 2.0 petrol engine as the hard top car. To drop or raise the electric roof takes 18 seconds which can operate at a driving speed of up to 18mph. The roof mechanism eats into what was already a fairly limited luggage capacity, 160 litres to be precise.  Prices start at £1799 Advance Payment for the 1.5 litre car as an automatic in Classic trim (add £250 for premium plus pack across the range) or £2299 AP in Exclusive or Sport trim. The 2.0 litre car is £2549 AP in Classic and £3049 AP in Exclusive or Sport trim.

 

 

 

Mini Countryman

There is no escaping the Countryman is a MINI, it has all the branding you would expect internally and externally, the instrumentation and materials used are all high quality and as with all MINI’s it drives incredibly well. The 450 litre boot space is comparable with a Volkswagen golf. The Countryman is only available with an automatic gearbox paired to the same 1.5 and 2.0 petrol engine as the standard Mini. Trim lines are Classic, Exclusive and Sport, all include the premium pack, the Premium Plus pack, only available on automatic cars, adds only £100 to the Advance Payment. Prices start at £2599 Advance Payment for the 1.5 litre car as an automatic in Classic trim (add £100 for premium plus pack across the range)  The 2.0 litre car starts at is £3399 AP in Classic and £3499 AP in Exclusive or Sport trim.