MINI Malaysia today introduced the new facelifted MINI Cooper S 3 door and 5 door hatchback which also covers the MINI Convertible as well as the new MINI Electric.

The MINI hatchback models also continue to only be offered in the Cooper S variant featuring the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine. Prices start from RM253,318.69 for the 3 Door and RM261,005.83 for the 5 Door model, which represents a hike of over RM10,000 compared to the 2020 models.

EXTERIOR

This is the second facelift improvement of the current F55/F56 MINI hatchback as back in 2018, the company revised the taillamps to the awesome Union Jack motif and switched the transmission from 6-speed conventional automatic to the 7-speed dual-clutch unit we have today.

The facelifted 2021 MINI Cooper S now also looks flatter up front thanks to the fitment of the single hexagonal grille with the central pane being body-coloured. Moving to the side profile, the fender-mounted side scuttles are redesigned and now incorporate LED turn signal lights.

The hexagonal graphic is also repeated at the bumper while the centrally-mounted rear fog lamp is now replaced with an LED unit that’s nearly invisible courtesy of its slim profile.

MINI Malaysia has also fitted the Piano Black Exterior package that applies deep black to the emblems, door handles, fuel lid and exhaust tips. 17-inch wheels continue to fill the wheel arches of the new MINI Cooper S.

The new colours for the MINI Cooper S are Rooftop Grey and Island Blue and joint by striking colours of Chili Red, British Racing Green and White Silver. All colours come complete with Jet Black Roof and Black Bonnet Stripes.

The Multitone Roof, a highlight at the international launch, features a colour gradient from San Marino Blue through Pearly Aqua to Jet Black however seems to be not available for order yet in Malaysia.

INTERIOR

Inside, the dashboard is now fitted with a redesigned steering wheel, a central 8.8-inch touchscreen display, as well a digital driver’s display instrument cluster. Both displays are surrounded by high gloss piano-black with the large central display having touch-sensitive buttons. Key features in the 2021 MINI Cooper S include:

  • New 8.8-inch central display
  • New 5.0-inch driver’s digital instrument cluster
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity
  • MINI Ambient Light with six different colours
  • MINI App
  • Sport seats with leatherette carbon black
  • Silver surface chequered trim
  • Wireless smartphone charger

PERFORMANCE

The transversely mounted B48 turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine continues to push out the full 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque but at a different rpm range. For markets that adopt the Euro 6d emission standard, the engine with the Cooper S nomenclature loses a few horsepower to net 178 hp.

  • Engine: 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder
  • Transmission: 7-speed Dual-clutch sports automatic
  • Max Power: 192 hp @ 5,000 rpm to 5,500 rpm
  • Max Torque: 280 Nm @ 1,350 rpm to 4,600 rpm
  • 0 – 100 km/h: 3 Door- 6.7 seconds, 5 Door- 6.8 seconds
  • Top Speed: 235 km/h
  • Fuel consumption: 6.0 l/100 km

SAFETY

The new MINI Cooper S is equipped with the Driving Assistant as standard, consisting of:

  • New Lane Departure Warning
  • Digital high-beam assistant
  • Speed limit information
  • Person warning with light city braking function
  • Approach control warning with light city braking function
  • Rear-view camera

PRICING

As mentioned earlier, the fully imported MINI 3 Door Cooper S is priced from RM253,318.69 and the MINI Cooper S 5 Door from RM261,005.83. Both are inclusive of the four-year unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service programme plus sales and service tax exemption. The booking fee for the new MINI Cooper S starts from just RM1,000.

With the MINI Balloon Financing Plan, the MINI Cooper S 3 Door can be had with a monthly instalment plan starting from RM2,808 and the MINI Cooper S 5 Door from RM2,898 (based on an 80% loan estimate on a five-year tenure).

As all car showrooms are closed due to the full lockdown MCO 3.0, customers are encouraged to view the new MINI online.

As standard, all new owners of the MINI Cooper S 3 Door and 5 Door will receive the complete MINI Malaysia Premium Ownership experience, which includes:

  • MINI 4-Year Unlimited Mileage Warranty with Free Scheduled Service Programme
  • MINI Roadside Assistance and On-the-Spot Hotline
  • MINI Service Online

GALLERY

MINI COOPER S 3 Door

MINI COOPER S 5 Door


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