Mini has confirmed a five-door version of its hatchback model will go on sale later this year priced from £15,900, a £600 increase over the Cooper Hatch three-door model.
It's the first time the hatchback has been offered with two rear passenger doors, and features an extended wheelbase compared with the three-door hatchback.
The new model offers an additional 15mm of headroom, while the car's interior width at elbow height also increases by 61mm. The boot has a volume of 278 litres, up 67 litres or around 30% compared to the three-door hatch.
The five-door hatch is 161mm longer and 11mm taller than the three-door.
Customers will be able to choose from four engines at launch. A three-cylinder petrol engine with a peak output of 136hp powers the Mini Cooper five-door Hatch. The output of the four-cylinder petrol engine in the Mini Cooper S 192hp.The new MINI Cooper D 5-door Hatch is powered by an 116hp three-cylinder diesel engine.
A Mini Cooper SD 5-door Hatch is offered for the first time in the third-generation Mini hatch with a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel power unit that has an output of 170hp. The new engine offers a 0-62 time of 7.4 seconds, and fuel of 68.9 mpg on the combined cycle.
The five-door comes with a six-speed manual transmission as standard featuring rev matching on downward shifts. A six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option on each engine.
On the Cooper S and Cooper SD, a six-speed sports automatic transmission is available which enables even shorter shift times, featuring rev matching on downward shifts and can be operated in manual mode using shift paddles behind the steering wheel.
Standard specification includes a USB interface and Bluetooth, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, front fog lamps and onboard computer. Air-conditioning is standard on all models.
Upgrades include two-zone automatic air-conditioning, heated front seats, panoramic glass roof, windscreen heating, rain sensors and automatic light control, a Harman Kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel.
Other options include Park Distance Control, electrically heated and folding exterior mirrors, and both interior and exterior mirrors with automatic anti-dazzle function.
MiniConnected or Mini Connected XL is also available in conjunction with the Mini Visual Boost Radio and the Mini Navigation System. It offers integration of smartphones inside the car, enabling the use of internet-based services in the areas of infotainment, communication and driver experience. This functionality is provided via a number of apps which are downloaded to a connected smartphone.
Mini Connected XL now includes the Journey Mate function for networked navigation, with Real Time Traffic Information.
Mini five-door prices
Mini Cooper five-door hatch £15,900
Mini Cooper D five-door hatch £17,050
Mini Cooper S five-door hatch £19,255
Mini Cooper SD five-door hatch £20,050