MINI says that its customers will continue to pick the three-door model over the five-door hatch. The research suggests that most of five-door hatchbacks’ owners don’t have kinds which points out to a younger demographic.
At the press launch of the new five-door MINI, the company showed some slides illustrating the segment where five-door bodstyles are predominant.
The 2015 F55 MINI has been predominantly available as a three-door to date, ever since the first-gen R53 reinterpreted the MINI outline for the modern era back in 2001.
The new MINI five-door adds a couple of extra doors into the stretched bodyshell.
It’s also the first MINI hatchback to be homologated for five seats, as opposed to four.
Both the three and five-door, the MIN is offered with four model variants (combined fuel consumption: 5.9 – 3.6 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 136 – 95 g/km); two petrol and two diesel engines of the new generation available with MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology; MINI Cooper 5 door with 100 kW/136 hp 3-cylinder petrol engine, MINI Cooper S 5 door with 141 kW/192 hp 4-cylinder petrol engine, MINI Cooper D 5 door with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 hp) and MINI Cooper SD 5 door featuring new 4-cylinder diesel engine presented for the first time with an output of 125 kW/170 hp.[Source: CAR]