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Monday, April 20, 2015

F55 Mini Cooper & Cooper S 5-Door Hatch Prices and Quick Overview

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

Monday, February 2, 2015

Honda Jazz with Lamborghini Aventador style custom bodykit

This is one creative custom bodykit - transforming a normal Honda Jazz into a Lamborghini Aventador. The owner did not try to replicate something it is not, but instead replicated a cute / mini version of the Lamborghini Aventador. It seems like nearly the whole Honda Jazz has been transformed, including a wide-body kit that created a vent on the side, because what is a Lamborghini Aventador without a vent? The estimated cost of this conversion should be nearly equivalent to the Honda Jazz itself, though don't be surprised if it costs more!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Proton Waja converted to BMW 5-Series M5 custom bodykit

At a glance, this looks like a E60 BMW 5-series. However, the lights and bonnet gave everything away. The owner has managed to kept everything clean and tidy, which is definitely a plus. Unlike most cars with custom bodykit, this Waja convert BMW isn't all show and no go; powering this car is a Mitsubishi 4G93 turbo GSR from the Lancer CMA5A, with Toyota supercharged pistons and port & polished engine head. It seems like everyone is trying to look like a BMW; we have a BMW E36 that tries to look like a E46, a BMW e36 coupe with a E60 custom bodykit, and previously we also have a Waja with a BMW custom bodykit

Friday, November 21, 2014

BMW 3-Series Modification - E36 Convert to E46 Body Kit

At one glance, you would think this is a BMW 3-Series E46. However, upon closer inspection, this appears to be a BMW 3-series E36 modified and converted to a E46 look. This conversions is so comprehensive, it literally had the whole E46 front bonnet, fenders, headlamp, and bumpers replacing the E36's squarish body parts. The rear of this E36 is also fully converted to a E46's; from the E46 tail lights, bumpers and an E46 generation AC-Schnitzer ducktail spoiler. From the side though, you could clearly tell that it is a E36, as the squarish profile remains unchanged. I personally feel that if he wanted an E46 so badly, he could have just sold his E36 and use the modification fund to buy a real E46 3-series. Maybe he wants to be different? What do you guys think?