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Updated Mini Convertible, 3-Door and 5-Door now in PH

Check out the new features and the adjusted prices

British United Automobiles principal Willy Tee Ten is pleased with his new offering. PHOTO BY VERNON B. SARNE

British United Automobiles, the Philippine distributor of Mini vehicles under the Autohub Group, has announced the local release of the revised line of Minis, featuring redesigned headlamps and taillights, among other things. The rear lights are particularly striking as they now boast the Union Jack (UK flag) pattern.

The updated range now offers improved engines, a new seven-speed Steptronic double-clutch transmission, and a new steering wheel with control buttons. The line also has three new paint jobs (Emerald Gray Metallic, Starlight Blue Metallic and Solaris Orange Metallic) and a wide array of new leather trims and interior appointments.

This chic Mini Convertible sells for P3.35 million. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

Here are the essential powerplant details you need to know about the refreshed Mini line:

Mini Cooper 3-Door

  • Engine: 1.5-liter three-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 136hp @ 4,500rpm to 6,500rpm
  • Torque: 220Nm at 4,200rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds
  • Top speed: 210km/h

Mini Cooper S 3-Door

  • Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 192hp @ 5,000rpm to 6,000rpm
  • Torque: 280Nm @ 4,600rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 6.7 seconds
  • Top speed: 235km/h

Mini John Cooper Works 3-Door

  • Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 231hp @ 5,200rpm to 6,000rpm
  • Torque: 320Nm @ 4,800rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds
  • Top speed: 246km/h

Mini Cooper 5-Door

  • Engine: 1.5-liter three-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 136hp @ 4,500rpm to 6,500rpm
  • Torque: 220Nm @ 4,200rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds
  • Top speed: 207km/h

Mini Cooper S 5-Door

  • Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 192hp @ 5,000rpm to 6,000rpm
  • Torque: 280Nm @ 4,600rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds
  • Top speed: 235km/h

Mini Cooper S Convertible

  • Engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder direct-injection TwinPower Turbo gasoline
  • Power: 192hp @ 5,000rpm to 6,000rpm
  • Torque: 280Nm @ 4,600rpm
  • Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 7.1 seconds
  • Top speed: 230km/h
The Union Jack emblem in the taillight is fancy. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

The prices?

  • Mini Cooper 3-Door – P2,550,000
  • Mini Cooper S 3-Door– P3,000,000
  • Mini John Cooper Works 3-Door – P3,850,000
  • Mini Cooper 5-Door – P2,650,000
  • Mini Cooper S 5-Door – P3,100,000
  • Mini Cooper S Convertible – P3,350,000
The Mini 3-Door is for those who do not wish to scream their presence to the world. PHOTOS BY VERNON B. SARNE

The new Mini models are now available for viewing at the British United Automobiles showroom in Bonifacio Global City. You might find the pricing for these fashionable compact cars a bit too prohibitive, but these fun runabouts will make you stand out anywhere you go—that’s for sure. A Mini or a BMW? That depends on the maturity of your taste, we suppose.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 23 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a new local car magazine. The rest, as they say, is rock and roll.



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