Argentina: The 5-door MINI Cooper was launched commercially

The 5-door MINI Cooper was introduced in Argentina. It is larger, has a longer wheelbase and provides greater capacity. It is offered with the same engines as the three doors: a 2.0-liter 192 hp and 136 hp 1.5-liter

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MINI-Cooper-5-Puertas-2 C on some months behind compared to other international markets, MINI went on sale in the Argentine market the MINI Cooper with five-door body . This is an unusual format for the hatchback, that had its world debut last summer and presented with larger and versatility compared to the traditional model three doors.

Like the three-door is based on a new architecture shared with front wheel drive BMW, with which they also share the driving and much of its technology plants.

The new MINI Cooper 5-door is slightly larger , because the wheelbase grew by 72 mm, now with a total of 2.56 meters, while its length exceeds 4 meters.

MINI-Cooper-F56-2014-4 This allowed to accommodate two rear doors and most importantly, make room for the occupants of the rear seats. In addition, the new format allowed expand the space for the feet, while the increased cargo space , which now reaches 278 liters , which means an increase of 67 liter compared to three-door model.

The Argentina range of MINI hatchback is hinged on three versions of finish called Salt, Pepper and Chili and two different mechanical configurations, both with turbo, which in the case of Cooper is 136 hp and the Cooper S 192 horsepower, in both cases to an automatic 6-speed manual transmission or a associated Steptronic , also 6 relations.

The 5-door Cooper uses a turbo engine block 3-cylinder 1.5 liter , which produces 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque , rising to 230 Nm in overboost, and allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.2 seconds and reach 207 km / h top speed.

MINI-Cooper-5-puertas-3 The Cooper S 5 door meanwhile, uses a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, with an output of 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque , which increases 300 Nm when the mode is active overboost, which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 6.9 seconds and achieve a maximum of 230 kilometers per hour speed.

Standard are offered with seven airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control (ESP) , traction control, infotainment system equipped with 8-inch screen, automatic climate control and tires Alloy 16 inches. You can also offer glass sunroof, leather upholstery and alloy wheels of 17 inches, plus optional package John Cooper Works , in the case of Cooper S.

suggested prices

  • MINI Cooper 5 Door 136 hp 1.5 MT 661,284 pesos ($ 70,200)
  • MINI Cooper 5 Door 136 hp 1.5 AT 642,444 pesos ($ 68,200)
  • MINI Cooper S 5 Door 192 hp 2.0 MT 730,050 pesos ($ 77,500)
  • MINI Cooper S 5 Door 192 hp 2.0 AT 748,890 pesos ($ 79,500)

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