Mini 1.5 Cooper Sport Premium Plus 3dr Auto Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

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RRP £26,765What Car? Target Price£25,985
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
3 doors

The Mini 3dr is a hugely desirable small car that has plenty of substance to match its style. We’d recommend a peppy yet frugal Cooper in Exclusive trim to make the most of the Mini’s biggest strength, its well-appointed interior. It's disappointing that automatic emergency braking is optional, and it's worth pointing out that there are plenty of safer small cars. If practicality is high on your list of must-haves, though, we’d point you in the direction of the even more impressive Audi A1.

Upgrade to Sport trim from Classic and you’ll get 17in alloy wheels, piano-black exterior detailing with a black roof and mirrors, a John Cooper Works bodykit and sports seats, piano-black interior trim, ambient lighting, cruise control, driving mode selection, intelligent adaptive suspension and rear parking sensors.

You can get this engine on every trim but John Cooper Works, and it’s the one we’d pick. It’s another turbocharged 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, but this time with 134bhp, enough for 0-62mph in as little as 8.1sec. It’s a smooth yet punchy engine that really lets you make the most of the Mini’s handling and is available with a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. It’s pretty economical, too, with the car managing 41.3mpg in our True MPG tests.


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Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH8.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

50.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

211

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

127

g/km