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2014 Mini Hatch gets a five-door flavour

Five-door Mini Hatch is a bigger, roomier version of the three-door.

A five-door Mini Hatch has just been announced, bringing with it practicality and space over the three-door but not at the expense of the model’s trademark exterior styling. No more opting for the Clubman if you like extra door handles on your motor.

Doors aplenty for the 2014 Mini Hatch
Doors aplenty for the 2014 Mini Hatch

The five-door Mini Hatch is virtually the same as the 2014 three-door (reviewed in glorious video here), except for being 161mm longer and 11mm taller, giving the occupants 15mm more headroom and 278-litres of boot space ─ up by 67-litres. The wheelbase has been extended by 72mm, while a third small rear seat has been added.

A 3-cylinder petrol with 136hp can be found in the bottom of the range Cooper model. Then there’s a 4-cylinder petrol with 192hp used in the Mini Cooper S, 3-cylinder diesel with 116hp in the Mini Cooper D and a new 2.0-litre 4-cylinder diesel with 170hp for the Mini Cooper SD.

The Cooper S Hatch has a 0 to 62mph time of 6.8 seconds, while the Cooper D can manage 78.5mpg and less than 100g/km of CO2 emissions. Halfway between the two is the Cooper SD, which can his 0 to 62mph in 7.4 seconds and sip fuel to the tune of 68.9mpg.

A six-speed manual gearbox is standard. The six-speed automatic with stop and start technology will set you back a few pounds extra.

Inside the Mini Hatch five-door is an 8.8-inch display and Mini’s Touch Controller for controlling the infotainment system. USB and Bluetooth connectivity, front fog lamps, air-conditioning (can be specified for free) and electrically adjustable external mirrors also come as standard.

Automatic windscreen wipers, panoramic glass roof, rear LED lights, head-up display, Harman Kardon stereo, sports leather steering wheel, Park Distance Control, heated and folding exterior mirrors and two-zone automatic air-conditioning can be specified on top of all the various colour and styling options.

The Mini Cooper five-door Hatch starts from £15,900. A Cooper D and Cooper S will set you back from £17,050 and £19,255, respectively. Topping the range is the £20,050 Cooper SD. Expect the new model to arrive in the autumn.

Mini Cooper five-door Hatch pictures

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