Mini 5-door hatch - won't it look weird? One of the biggest "wanted" features of a Mini Cooper, be it the R53 or R56, is to have it with extra doors. Previously, the closest thing you could get is the Mini Countryman, but that car looks whacked and nothing like a what a Mini should be. For those who desire the Mini hatch look with approval from the missus and extra brownie points for family practicality, meet the Mini F55 5-door hatch.
The base F55 5-door hatch looks pretty slick like its 3-door brother. Powering the Mini 5-door hatch is a 1.5-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engine that produces 136 PS at 4,400 rpm, and 220Nm of torque at just 1,250 rpm. All this power is channelled to a 6-speed automatic. Despite being just 1.5-litres, the Mini 5-door hatch does the 0-100km/h sprint in 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 207km/h. service package. Perhaps the best part is the fuel consumption, as it is rated at 100km/5.0 litres, or 20km per litre of fuel. On the other hand, the 5-door Cooper S comes with a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 192PS and 280Nm of torque, controlled by a 6-speed auto. 0-100km/h is done in a blazing 6.8 seconds, with a top speed of 230km/h. Noticeable faster than the 1.5-litre variant, but if you don't need the extra oomph both are equally enjoyable! Fuel consumption for the Cooper S is slightly higher at 100km/5.5 litres or 18.2km/litre.
Does adding extra doors make the F55 Mini 5-door hatch into a family car?
While it is roomier than the standard 3-door hatch Mini Cooper, the rear seats sit 2 adults comfortably instead of the suggested 3 seater. Think of it has a Mini 3-door hatch with easier access to the rear seats, and more legroom.
Standard on the Cooper and Cooper S is the push-start button, cruise control, and Mini radio with 6.5 inch display with bluetooth connectivity. The 5-door hatch comes with 4 airbags, DSC, DTC (Dynamic traction control), and electronic diff. locks. The 5-door Mini hatch comes with a 2 years unlimited mileage warranty and 3 year or 50,000 km Mini
F55 Mini Cooper & Cooper S 5-Door Hatch Specifications
Engine: 1.5-litre 3-cylinder turbo (Cooper) 2.0 litre 4-cylinder turbo (Cooper S)
Horsepower: 136 PS (Cooper) 192 PS (Cooper S)
Torque: 220 Nm (Cooper) 280 Nm (Cooper S)
Acceleration 0-100km/h: 8.1 seconds (Cooper) 6.8 seconds (Cooper S)
Top Speed: 207 km/h (Cooper) 230km/h (Cooper S)
Fuel Consumption: 20km/l (Cooper) 18.1km/l (Cooper S)
F55 Mini Cooper & Cooper S 5-Door Hatch Prices
Mini Cooper 1.5-litre turbocharged from RM189,000
Mini Cooper S 2.0 litre turbocharged from RM238,888
F55 Mini Cooper & Cooper S 5-Door Hatch Pictures / Gallery