MINI Cooper S 5 Door 2.0 Review
Five door mayhem

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
18 May 2015
 

Seeing is believing and what you’re seeing is indeed a Mini Cooper with an extra set of doors. But this shouldn’t be a surprise considering the segment that the Mini now finds itself in. The Golf GTI has been dominant in the hot hatch segment for quite a while now with its promise of an electric drive without compromises.

The question though is what fans of the small iconic hatch think of a larger, taller and generally ‘fatter’ variant of the nimble hatch. Well, you’ll be glad to know that externally, the extra set of doors hasn’t impacted its design much and it’s still very much the Cooper S at both ends.

The only startling difference is in the side profile where the extra set of doors have stretched the hatch by 161mm. While the original three door feels perfectly proportioned, the additional length has given the five door an odd appearance and doesn’t gel well with the stubby height of the icon. Something that wasn’t as profound on the Countryman despite similar dimensions.

Under the bonnet however, everything remains the same as the three door. An effervescent 2.0-litre four banger with 192bhp still resides underneath. Torque remains identical at 280Nm and takes the stage from 1,250rpm onwards. 


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Engine

Engine Capacity 1998cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 11:1
Bore x Stroke (82 x 94.6)mm
Power 192bhp @ 4700rpm
Torque 280Nm @ 1250rpm
Power to Weight 146 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 6.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 230 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 18.2 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 6 -speed Auto
Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type 5 Door Hatch
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4005 x 1727 x 1425) mm
Wheelbase 2567 mm
Kerb Weight 1315 kg
Boot Capacity 278 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 941 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 44 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs