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Old 23rd January 2015, 10:09   #1
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Mini has just revealed the Mini One First 5-door. The car will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that produces nearly 74 BHP and 150 Nm of torque at 1,400 rpm. Mini claims the new engine can drive the car to 100 km/h in 13.4 seconds.

Transmission duties are carried out by a 6-speed manual gearbox with an integrated gear sensor that enables "harmonious and dynamic shifting", while offering "optimized efficiency, reduced weight and a high level of shift comfort". The addition of this variant gives the Mini 5-door an engine portfolio of four petrol and three diesel engines, covering an output range of 74 BHP to 189 BHP.

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Oh, Poor thing. 74BHP Mini? That reminds me of my Figo.
Do they want to enter into the mass market?
I wonder if there will be takers of this, if it is less powered than a sensible hatch.

You never know though. It could do the Vespa story.
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74 BHP and 150 Nm of torque at 1,400 rpm. Mini claims the new engine can drive the car to 100 km/h in 13.4 seconds.
74 BHP looks too small for a brand like Mini, but 150 Nm @ 1400 rpm sound very interesting. This should be a boon for users inside City.

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74 BHP to 189 BHP.
Such a wide range?
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74 BHP looks too small for a brand like Mini, but 150 Nm @ 1400 rpm sound very interesting. This should be a boon for users inside City.
Yeah, 0-100 in 13.4 seconds isn't impressive, but if someone wants a style statement in slow moving traffic, it could make sense.
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Includes the Cooper S as well, so range gets mighty wide
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Mini has just revealed the Mini One First 5-door. The car will be powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine that produces nearly 74 BHP and 150 Nm of torque at 1,400 rpm. Mini claims the new engine can drive the car to 100 km/h in 13.4 seconds.
A mini that has a 1.2L engine, produces less than 85hp and does 0-100 in 13.4 seconds. Wasn't that called 'Suzuki Swift' earlier?

BMW surely seems to be ruining the core philosophy of the mini, in the name of diversification. First of all - its not a Mini anymore. And now the Maxi comes with tiny engines to boot as well.
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Mini is seriously diluting its brand. And there's a reason they're doing so - its sales are falling in big markets like the USA.

The Indian launch was equally ridiculous. 114 BHP 3-Cylinder diesel for 40 lakhs - related thread (New MINI 3-Door & 5-Door launched in India @ Rs 31.85 - 35.20 lakh).

BMW is looking like a clueless duck right now. Not surprising that their annual sales in India dipped to 6.5k, while Audi & Mercedes are well over 10K.

Thumbs down to slow, underpowered & overpriced Minis. Bring the Cooper S at 25 lakhs. Then we're talking.
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