The New Mini: Official Images And Details About The Third Generation
|   Friday, November 22, 2013
Mini, the famous British hatchback, has reached its third generation in the 12 years since relaunching under the Germans wing of those from the BMW Group. The new generation of the model debuted on the day that celebrates 107 years since the birth of his creator, Sir Alec Issigonis, and is released simultaneously at the auto shows at Los Angeles and Tokyo, as well as a special event in the UK.

The new generation of the model is completely different from its predecessor, launched in 2006.
In addition to design, we have changes at the level of dimensions: the model is longer by 98 mm (3.821 mm), wider by 44 mm (1.727 mm), and 7 mm (1.414 mm) higher. The wheelbase has increased by 28 mm (2.495 mm) and the gauges, front and rear, have been extended by 42 mm, respectively 34 mm.

The new Mini has several common components with upcoming BMW models than its predecessors. We are talking about the UKL platform that will be used on BMW models with front wheel drive and with three cylinders engines, which will be introduced later in the Bavarian manufacturer's range. The new platform promises to provide a lower mass for the Cooper, improved handling and a higher level of performance, all without losing the Mini character.

The engine range of the new Mini Cooper includes three units that provide between 116 and 192 hp. The entry level motorization is specified for the Mini Cooper D as an in-line diesel three-cylinder and TwinPower Turbo technology. The engine delivers 116 hp at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm at 1,750 rpm. The declared average consumption of this Euro 6 engine is set between 3.5 and 3.8 liters per 100 km, depending on the transmission, rims and tires chosen by the customer.

The second engine, an in-line three-cylinder from the Mini range is fueled by gasoline. The unit has to offer 136 hp between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm and boasts with maximum torque of 220 Nm between 1,250 rpm and 4,000 rpm. In the overboost mode, the three cylinders engine can provide up to 230 Nm. The joint consumption varies between 4.5 and 4.8 liters per 100 km. The version with manual transmission accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 210 km / h.

The most powerful version of the new Mini has an in-line four cylinder engine, and is called Cooper S. It also uses the TwinPower Turbo technology from the BMW Group, and provides 192 hp between 4,700 and 6,000 rpm. The maximum torque is 280 Nm delivered between 1,250 and 4,750 rpm, rising to 300 Nm in overboost mode. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h, in this version, is made ​​in 6.8 seconds with a manual transmission, while the mixed consumption varies between 5.4 and 5.7 liters per 100 km.

Also, for the first time, it provides a head-up display, automatic parking system, and some modern assistance programs: imminent collision warning and automatic braking, initial traffic sign detection and adaptive cruise control, based on video cameras.
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