More MINI, more possibilities.
Jakarta, 27 May 2015 —— MINI Indonesia today celebrates the introduction of an entirely new body variant – The New MINI 5-Door – for the first time in its history. The media launch was held at Empirica, which provided a unique and exciting setting to introduce the second body variant of the New MINI. Available in two variants; the MINI Cooper and MINI Cooper S, The New MINI 5-Door is sure to complement the hallmark of the MINI brand – driving fun.
“MINI is definitely a design icon. As with every other MINI, the New MINI 5-Door has preserved MINI’s unique design, signature driving fun and distinctive character by incorporating enhanced practicality through extra space,” said Karen Lim, President Director BMW Group Indonesia.
“With more foot space, legroom and luggage space added, as well as the introduction of two rear doors and three separate back seats, The New MINI 5-Door offers greater comfort and practicality without compromising on the typical MINI characteristics, like its go-kart handling,” added Karen.
NEW 5-Door Design:
More room, more space, greater comfort.
The body of The New MINI 5-Door is 3,982 millimetres long (The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 4,005 millimetres), 1,727 millimetres wide and 1,425 millimetres high. This makes The New MINI Cooper 5-Door 161 millimetres longer and 11 millimetres higher than the 3-Door version. The width remains the same.
Meanwhile, The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 155mm longer than the 3-Door version. The wheelbase has been extended by 72 millimetres to 2,567 millimetres, while the track is identical to that of the 3-Door version.
Interior comfort has also been enhanced. Thanks to its extended wheelbase, rear passengers now have 37 millimetres more legroom available for them, while the increased space also provides for a third seat in the back row. Access to the rear is also more comfortable with its two rear doors.
Meanwhile, the luggage compartment has a volume of 278 litres, an increase of 67 litres, or around 30 per cent, in comparison to the 3-Door model. The vehicle’s high level of versatility is also supported by the 60:40 folding split in the rear backrest. This enables the luggage compartment volume to be increased even further to 941 litres.
MINI Twin Power Turbo Technology:
More power, more efficiency.
The New MINI 5-Door comes with both 3-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines, all featuring MINI Twin Power Turbo Technology. The petrol engines include turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS). The engines of the MINI Cooper S and MINI Cooper models also feature fully variable valve control in the form of VALVETRONIC, as patented by the BMW Group.
For highly spirited power delivery, The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine with a peak output of 192 hp which goes on stream between 4,700 and 6,000 rpm, delivering its maximum torque of 280 Nm from 1,250 to 4,750 rpm. Torque can even briefly be increased to 300 Nm by means of an overboost function. As a result, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 230 km/h. The average fuel consumption of the MINI Cooper S 5-Door is 18.2 km/l, while its level of CO2 emissions is 127 g/100km (per average EU test cycle).
With an output of 136 hp at 4,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 220 Nm (230 Nm at 1,300 rpm with overboost) now available from 1,250 to 4,000rpm, the 1.5-litre 3-cylinder petrol engine in The New MINI Cooper 5-Door also enables a sporty driving performance. The New MINI Cooper 5-Door sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.1 seconds, with a top speed of 207 km/h. Its average fuel consumption is at 20 km/l with a CO2 emissions level of 115 g/100km (per average EU test cycle).
Six-speed automatic transmission:
Intelligently optimised shift dynamics and efficiency.
The six-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard with both the Cooper and Cooper S, offers improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and increased shift dynamics. These advancements have been achieved by means of such elements as a more efficient transmission control system, a more direct connection and optimised hydraulics. The New MINI 5-Door also combines automatic transmission with the automatic start/stop engine function, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at red lights, junctions or in congested traffic.
In conjunction with the MINI navigation system, the automatic transmission is also able to calculate the route profile in controlling gear shifts. Based on navigation data, the appropriate drive position is selected to match the imminent situation on the road, e.g. directly prior to junctions or at corners. This prevents, for example, unnecessary up-shifts between two bends in short range.
The MINIMALISM technology, which comes as standard, includes not only the automatic start/stop engine function but also extensive measures to optimise weight and aerodynamic drag – which affect fuel consumption – in the New MINI 5-Door. Other measures include brake energy regeneration and control of the fuel pump, coolant pump and other ancillary units.
Optimised suspension technology:
Less weight, more go-kart feeling.
The suspension technology of the New MINI 5-Door retains the well-established principle of the single-joint spring strut axle at the front and the multilink rear axle. It is a setup which is unique within the competitive environment. Every component has been optimized in terms of material selection and geometry, and everything possible has been done to create MINI’s much-loved handling properties – commonly referred to as the brand’s signature ‘go-kart’ feeling – in the New MINI 5-Door.
The mechanical setup also takes account of the high level of engine power, front-wheel drive transmission, transversely mounted engine at the front, low centre of gravity, short overhangs, wide track and a rigid, weight-optimised body structure. In order to achieve a lightweight and high level of component rigidity, the front axle is fitted with aluminium swivel bearings as well as axle supports and wishbones made of high-strength steel. The front axle kinematics support the agile turn-in response and precise steering sensation of the New MINI 5-Door. High-strength steel types are also used for the rear axle. Tube-shaped stabilisers at the front and rear axle contribute to weight reduction. The innovative axle bearing benefits both ride comfort and agility.
MINI Driving Modes:
Sporty flair and efficiency at your fingertips.
The MINI Driving Modes provide an excellent basis for fuel efficiency and a sporty driving experience. A rotary switch at the base of the gear or selector lever is used to activate the standard MID mode, the SPORT or the GREEN mode. In addition to the characteristic curve of the accelerator and steering but also engine acoustics, the MINI Driving Modes also influence the ambient lighting, the display of the LED centre instrument and the shift characteristics of the automatic transmission The choice is between a very sporty, comfortable and well-balanced setup, or one geared towards fuel efficiency.
In GREEN mode – supporting a relaxed and more fuel-efficient driving style – the energy used by electrically-powered comfort functions such as air conditioning is reduced. In vehicles fitted with automatic transmission, it is also possible to use the coasting function. The drive train is decoupled at speeds of between 50km/h and 160km/h, as soon as the driver removes their foot from the accelerator pedal. The MINI 5-Door then rolls at idling engine speed at a minimum rate of fuel consumption.
Enhanced Driving Dynamism:
MINI driving experience intensified.
Engineered into the electromechanical power steering is compensation for so-called ‘torque steer’. This prevents self-steering tendencies caused by differing degrees of torque at the drive wheels. Steering precision is also ensured when it comes to sudden avoidance swerves and when taking bends at higher loads.
Additionally, the New MINI 5-Door comes with an anti-lock braking system (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Cornering Brake Control (CBC) and a brake assistant. It also comes with Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), which includes a drive-off assistant, a brake dry function, Fading Brake Support and DTC mode (Dynamic Traction Control). DTC, in particular, permits controlled slip at the drive wheels so as to facilitate driving off on loose sand.
When the driving stability system is deactivated (DSC Off mode), there is an electronic locking function for the front axle differential which selectively and appropriately brakes a spinning drive wheel on tight corners, redirecting the drive torque to the other wheel. This system, known as Electronic Differential Lock Control (EDLC), promotes the vehicle’s forward momentum without negatively influencing self-steering response.
The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door also features the Performance Control system, which counteracts any tendency to under steer prior to reaching the threshold level. This supports an agile yet neutral driving response on bends.
The 16-inch Loop Spoke silver forged light alloy wheels in the New MINI Cooper 5-Door are particularly lightweight and have favourable aerodynamic properties. The NEW MINI Cooper S 5-Door is exclusively fitted with 17-inch Roulette Spoke two-tone light alloy wheels. To ensure safety and mobility at all times, Run Flat Tires come as standard.
Intelligent Lightweight Construction:
Higher level of safety and agility.
Intelligent lightweight construction means that weight reduction in the MINI is combined with an increase in rigidity. The result is improved agility and occupant protection. In spite of the wide range of fittings, virtually all variants of the New MINI 5-Door are lighter than their competitors in the segment. Highly resilient load-bearing structures, advanced deformation zones and an extremely stable passenger cell provide an excellent basis for keeping impact energy away from passengers and ensuring maximum occupant protection. The safety concept behind the New MINI 5-Door is geared towards achieving maximum scores on all the relevant crash tests worldwide.
Comprehensive safety technology including pedestrian protection
The standard safety fittings of the New MINI 5-Door comprises front and side airbags, as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats. All seats are fitted with 3-point seat belts and there are belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front. ISOFIX child seat mountings are provided at the rear and are optional on the front passenger seat.
There are also safety features which are designed to minimise the risk of injury to pedestrians. These include impact absorbers, precisely defined deformation elements and a partially active engine compartment lid. In the event of a collision with a pedestrian, which is registered by special sensors, a pyrotechnic trigger mechanism raises the engine compartment lid. This creates additional deformation space and significantly reduces the risk of injury when impacting against very hard parts of the engine.
MINI Connected High-end features for comfort, functionality and individual style.
Functions which can be integrated in the vehicle via apps in the areas of social networks and infotainment are available for both the Apple iPhone and for smartphones using the Android operating system. The MINI Connected program provided through smartphone apps includes vehicle-related functions such as Mission Control, Dynamic Music, Driving Excitement and MINIMALISM Analyser, as well as online-based services such as a web radio function, the use of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare, the reception of RSS News feeds and entertainment features such as AUPEO! and TuneIn. With the colour display in the central instrument panel, all functions can be operated in typical MINI style – and more comfortably, intuitively and safely than ever before.
Pricing, MINI Service Inclusive and Warranty.
The New MINI Cooper 5-Door is introduced at IDRp 549.000.000,- off the road while The New MINI Cooper S 5-Door comes with a price of IDRp. 719.000.000,- off the road. The NewMINI 5-Door will be available at Maxindo, MINI’s authorised Dealer in Indonesia, starting from 5 March 2015. All MINI vehicles purchased from Maxindo come with MINI Service Inclusive, offering a five-year or up to 70,000 km free regular maintenance and a 36 months warranty without mileage limitations.
Starting January 2015, MINI Indonesia and Maxindo will gives additional warranty, from 24 months to 36 months without mileage limitations. The 36 months warranty applies to all MINI models with 2015 VIN.
Information on MINI in Indonesia
Website : http://www.MINI.co.id
Facebook : MINI.Indonesia
Twitter : MINI_Indonesia
1 Maxindo International Nusantara Indah
MINI Authorised Dealer
Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda no. 99, Arteri Pondok Indah
Jakarta Selatan 12240
Tel. +62 89 8899 6464 (BB PIN: 21480F49)
Lenmarc Mall unit G-08
Jl. Bukit Darmo Boulevard
[Source : BMW Group Asia]