Mini 3dr review

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Mini 3dr
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5 Sep 2016 13:46 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:37

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To many, Mini is as quintessentially British as Sir Michael Caine wearing a trilby and monocle, sipping a cup of tea.

But the brand’s more recent success has been down to Germany’s BMW, which masterminded a rebirth in 2000 that has seen the small car become one of the best sellers in Britain.

BMW proved with the ‘new’ Mini that buyers are willing to pay for classy small cars with a prestige badge, and this latest Mini 3dr hatchback sticks to the same template.

This facelifted third generation’s styling harks back to the original car, but it’s now much bigger than its miniature ancestor, so now competes against cars such as the Audi A1, Volkswagen Polo and Seat Ibiza.

In addition, the Mini gets a classy interior, personalisation opportunities and the promise of a fun driving experience, all in a dinky and desirable package.

There are petrol and diesel options available, along with a multitude of trim levels. Read on over the next few pages to get our in-depth impressions, along with our recommendations for which trim level and engine to pick.

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One
Generously specced with a 6.5in colour infotainment system, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, USB socket, air-con, 15in steel wheels and LED front and rear headlights as standard. However, you have to pay ex...View trim
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Cooper
Above One trim, it gets cosmetic tweaks such as body-coloured door mirrors and 15in alloy wheels. It is available with the sole 1.5-litre diesel engine or our pick of the range, the more powerful 1...View trim
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Cooper Classic
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One Classic
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Cooper S
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Cooper S Classic
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Cooper S Sport
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