Right after the launch of 2018 Mini Countryman, BMW has now introduced the 2018 facelift model of the Mini Cooper for the Indian market. Priced between Rs 29.70 Lakh to 37.10 Lakh (ex-showroom), the latest Mini will be available in four trim, which includes the 3-door Diesel S (Rs 29.70 Lakh), 3-door Cooper S Petrol (Rs 33.3 Lakh), Cooper S convertible (Rs 37.1 Lakh) and the 5-door Cooper Diesel (Rs 35 Lakh).
The 2018 range of Mini Cooper will be available in Emerald Grey, Starlit Blue and Solaris Orange paint job. Further, the brand has also offered an option of Black Piano exterior for the S models where the rear lights, LED headlights, and the radiator grilles are highlighted with the glossy black colour replacing the Chrome.
In terms of design, the car gets the refreshed circular LED headlamps with new lens design which houses the LED DRLs and the indicators. While, at the rear, the tail-lights runs in the Union Jack Design. Furthermore, the cabin gets a new refreshed look with the 6.5-inch touchscreen instrument cluster and Mini Wired Pack that includes an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, navigation, Mini’s Connected apps, wireless charging, Apple CarPlay and a 360W Harmon Kardon system with 12 speakers.
Other than this, it comes with the multi-functional steering wheel and new front sports seats as standard for all the variants. Further, the MINI Excitement package which features 12-colour ambient lighting comes as an option for all the trims.
The 3-door Cooper S and the Cooper S Convertible are powered by a 2.0-litre, 4-cylinder twin-turbo petrol engine. It chunks the maximum power of 192 PS and peak torque of 280 Nm. Mated to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission the machine is claimed to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in 6.7 seconds with the top speed of 235 kmph.
However, for the 3-door Cooper D and the 5-door Cooper D, the brand has used a 1.5-litre 3-cylinder diesel engine that generates the power of 114PS with 270 Nm of torque. As far as transmission is concerned, the motors are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox, which promises to sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 9.2 seconds.