2014 F56 Mini Hatch revealed: bigger, more butch than ever

We’re not quite sold on the more aggro style, but at least the new F56 Mini is easier to tell apart from its first and second generation siblings.

The third generation Mini Hatch will initially be available as a turbocharged 3-cylinder Cooper and Cooper D, or a turbo 4-cylinder Cooper S. All new generation Minis feature electric power steering; stability and traction control; electronic differential lock;

Optional equipment on the new Mini range includes LED headlights; LED tail-lights; alloy wheels up to 18-inch (15-inch is standard on the Mini Cooper, 16s on the Cooper S); dynamic suspension; proximity entry; push button start; head-up display; automatic high beams; adaptive cruise control; reversing camera; parking sensors; road sign recognition; heated seats; auto-dimming mirrors; rear spoiler; dual-zone climate control;

High spec models will feature entertainment systems loaded with a 8.8-inch high-res screen, smartphone app compatibility (Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, etc.), Harmon Kardon hi-fi, and sat nav with traffic information.


Length: 3,821mm (+98mm)
Width: 1,727mm (+44mm)
Height: 1,414mm
Wheelbase: 2,495mm (+28mm)
Boot space: 211L (+51L)

Engines, fuel economy, performance

  Cooper Cooper S Cooper D
Displacement 1.5-litre 2-litre 1.5-litre
Cylinders 3 4 3
Fuel Petrol Petrol Diesel
Turbocharged Yes Yes Yes
Power 100kW
Torque 220Nm (230Nm †) 280Nm (300Nm †) 270Nm
Acceleration (0-100km/h) 7.9s (man)
7.8s (auto)
6.8s (man)
6.7s (auto)
9.2s (man)
9.2s (auto)
Top speed 210km/h (man)
210km/h (auto)
235km/h (man)
233km/h (auto)
205km/h (man)
204km/h (auto)
Fuel consumption (City) 5.8 7.7L/100km (man)
6.9L/100km (auto)
4.4L/100km (man)
4.3L/100km (auto)
Fuel consumption (Highway) 3.9 4.8L/100km (man)
4.5L/100km (auto)
3.2L/100km (man)
3.5L/100km (auto)
Fuel consumption (Combined) 4.6 5.8L/100km (man)
5.4L/100km (auto)
3.6L/100km (man)
3.8L/100km (auto)
CO2 emissions 107g/km 136g/km (man)
125g/km (auto)
95g/km (man)
99h/km (auto)
Weight (DIN) 1,085kg 1,160kg (man)
1,175kg (auto)
1,135kg (man)
1,150kg (auto)

† On overboost.

Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]