Mini 2.0 John Cooper Works 3dr [Comfort Pack] Review

Category: Small car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
3 doors
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RRP £28,015What Car? Target Price£27,074
Review

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.

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Available exclusively with the punchiest 2.0-litre engine, this sportiest Mini builds on Classic trim with 17in alloy wheels, a John Cooper Works bodykit, sports suspension, a sports exhaust, red brake callipers, part leather John Cooper Works sports seats, piano-black interior trim, cruise control, driving mode selection and stainless steel pedals. Too pricey to recommend, especially as rival hot hatches are more fun.

Like the Cooper S, this is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with a turbo. It delivers 228bhp to give a 0-62mph in as little as 6.1sec and is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. It isn’t as efficient as the Cooper S and is too pricey to recommend, though.


Key information

Doors3
Seats4
0-62 MPH6.3 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

41.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

211

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

155

g/km

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