MINI Malaysia has launched the facelifted MINI in two body styles i.e. MINI Cooper S 3 Door, Cooper S 5 Door. The more powerful John Cooper Works (JCW) version is available as a 3 Door.
The MINI Cooper S 3 Door is priced at RM226,888, 5 Door at RM236,888, and the JCW 3 Door at RM283,888. These are on-the-road prices, excluding tax and insurance, but includes a four-year unlimited mileage warranty and four-year (or 60,000 km) free service package.
The MINI comes with new bi-LED headlights, LED daytime running lights / turn indicators, and Union-Jack themed LED tail lights. It also utilises Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) engine cover to shave about 13% of its weight. MINI engines are now up to 8 kg lighter to give better fuel efficiency, and comply to Euro 6c standards.
The 2.0L turbocharged engine is shared from the BMW Group and still produces 192 hp and 280 Nm, but as it has received numerous updates and improvements, including weight savings, it is now more efficient. The Cooper S 3 Door has an official average fuel consumption of 5.5 litres per 100 km, while the 5 Door, 5.6 litres per 100 km. The JCW is rated at 231 hp and 320 Nm, with consumption at 6 litres per 100 km.
0 – 100 km/h sprint times are 6.7 seconds and 6.8 seconds respectively, while top speed is capped at 235 km/h. For the JCW version, it’s 6.1 seconds and 246 km/h. Power is carried to the wheels via a new 7-speed dual clutch (wet) Steptronic sports transmission with torque converter and an electronic gear shifter. However, the JCW uses an 8-speed automatic. The trasmissions now allow Coasting in the MID drive mode where it was previously available only in GREEN mode. This feature intuitively shifts the engine to idle when the foot is off the accelerator pedal when cruising.
The MINI 3 Door.
The new MINI 3 Door comes with 17” Cosmos Spoke in Black, where a coat of special black paint provides a more dynamic look that gives the rims a high-gloss finish and deep black paint effect. The heart of the MINI Centre Instrument is the high-resolution 6.5″ touchcreen display with navigation, which can also be operated via the MINI Controller.
MINI Connected allows you to integrate your smart phone, and apps, with your MINI. With the MINI Connected app, you can easily check Fuel Consumption, Fuel Range and Last Known Location.
The car is also equipped with a rear view camera to complement to the Park Distance Control feature.
The interior of the new MINI 3 Door comes with the backlit MINI Yours Illuminated Cockpit. The display lights up with a stylised Union Jack, offering 12 colours to suit your mood. The interior is finished with Leather Cross Punch in Carbon Black.
The MINI 3 Door comes in seven colours – Chili Red, Pepper White, Solaris Orange, White Silver, Starlight Blue, Thunder Grey and British Racing Green paired with Black Roof. Alternatively, Chili Red can also be paired with White Roof.
The MINI 5 Door.
The MINI 5 Door rides on high-gloss 17” John Cooper Works Track Spoke in Black, exclusively developed for optimum weight support and fitted with run-flat tyres. It also comes standard with the sporty John Cooper Works Aerodynamic Kit which includes a rear spoiler.
The interior is finished in Leather Cross Punch Carbon Black and the Black Chequered Interior Style.
The MINI 5 Door comes in six colours – Chili Red, Pepper White, Emerald Grey, White Silver, Starlight Blue and British Racing Green paired with Black Roof. Chili Red can also be paired with White Roof.
John Cooper Works
The JCW gets larger 18″ JCW Cup Spoke and JCW brakes, as well as a larger rear spoiler. Inside, you will find a head-up display and larger 8.8″ touchscreen, as well as a 12-speaker Harmon Kardon sound system.
Interior finish is in Carbon Black leather and Dinamica microfibre, with Glowing Red trim. Wireless smartphone charging is also available.
Sashi Ambi, Head of Corporate Communications of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The New MINI represents the latest and finest of the technological and design excellence of a car brand that has had an iconic and illustrious appeal that has been transcending generations since 1959. The MINI of this generation is the perfect companion to explore every corner of a new and progressive country with unparalleled ease, meeting modern and premium needs with style to stand out and be noticed.”
Kidd Yam, Head of MINI Malaysia, meanwhile said, “Since the introduction of the third generation MINI in 2014, we have seen more than 1,500 units delivered in Malaysia, accounting for more than half of the total deliveries of MINI vehicles here. Malaysians clearly love the thrill of the Go-Kart Driving capabilities that is signature to the MINI brand, combined with the current and modern enhancements built harmoniously into its iconic premium compact design which elevates its appeal further.
Additionally, for the first time ever in South East Asia, MINI Malaysia introduces the award-winning MINI Yours Customised Accessories which allow retrofit components such as side scuttles, cockpit facia, LED Door Sills Finishers and LED Door Projector to be produced according to the customer’s personally designed specifications. The German Design Council recently awarded the prestigious German Innovation Award in Gold to this unique customisation offering, describing it as the ‘next level of individualisation’. Available soon, the MINI Yours Customised Services can be designed and ordered at www.yours-customised.mini, choosing between various colours, patterns, surfaces and icons as well as adding their own text to the design.
MINI Roadside Assistance
The new MINI models are covered by MINI Malaysia’s 5 Years Roadside Assistance programme, available for all new MINI vehicles with a comprehensive list of services that include a 24-Hour, 365-days-a-year Accident and Help on the Phone and On the Spot Hotline, Free Towing Services and when needed (over 200KM from residential home), Replacement Vehicle, Seamless Mobility, Accommodation, Mobility Services Solutions as well as Repatriation services. The MINI Roadside Assistance programme can be accessed by contacting 1800-88-8808.
MINI Service Online
Making a service appointment has never been easier. The new online service programme will now allow customers to schedule their service needs directly at their preferred MINI Authorised Dealerships via https://service.mini.my
The new MINI models are available at all authorised MINI dealerships nationwide from tomorrow (14 July 2018). More information on the new MINI can be found at www.mini.my.