Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

One of the key technological updates include new LED headlights that offer a brighter light in both low and high beam, and are available as an optional extra over the standard-fit halogen units.

Mini has further developed the engines used in the range for more efficiency and torque.

The British premium automobile manufacturer, MINI has strengthened the progressive character and appeal of its models in the small vehicle segment with a stylishly refined visual appearance and extensive technological advancements with a MINI Cooper Hardtop 2 Door variant, a MINI Cooper Hardtop 4 Door and a MINI Cooper Convertible for 2018. All of the new models can also be customized via the new Mini Yours Customised program we talked about before.

Perhaps the most noticeable update will be the new LED tail lamps with the Union Jack design, which were created as a supplement to the new LED headlights. Customers can also personalise the car's interior and exterior with new 3D printed parts, using the Mini Yours customisation scheme.

Inside, there's a new leather seat upholstery and a piano black package for the doors, centre console and instrument panel.

Mini Cooper: When Germans Make Something More British

Under the skin, little has changed, but the entry level One model has ditched its 1.2-litre petrol in favour of a detuned version of the 1.5 from the Cooper.

MINI is giving its range - hatchback, five-door and convertible - a bit of a makeover for 2018 including, for the first time, the arrival of a dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The models will also be the first to wear a new, simpler Mini logo, which is set to be rolled out across the company's full line-up through the year. Expect the 2019 Mini Cooper to land in showrooms later this year.

The new three-spoke steering wheel now comes with multi-function buttons to control the standard audio system with a 6.5-inch color screen and features Bluetooth media streaming, navigation and Mini's Connected (similar to BMW Connected) range of digital services. Telephony with wireless charging is integrated and there are Mini logo projections from the exterior mirror on the driver side. Support for Apple CarPlay is there, but not Android Auto.

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