It's like when an older relative came to visit, pinched your cheek and said 'My, how you've grown!'. They noticed the difference, even if you didn't. Over the years the original 3-door Mini has grown up and gotten bigger too -- almost unnoticed.
The design remains virtually unchanged for the 5-door model. Its chrome-trimmed round headlights and taillights, the rounded lines of its body and the typical Mini radiator grille make the 5-door version look young, compact and almost cute -- in spite of its larger dimensions.
It's enough to make you want to give the car a pinch and say 'My, how you've grown!".
Inside things look much the same as in the traditional 3-door Mini. As always, the workmanship is good and the materials are of high quality.
The big infotainment system can be operated easily and intuitively using the knob in the centre console. And all common portable electronic devices can be connected to it.
The 5-door Mini boasts more room for passengers and their bags without making many changes to the vehicle's look.
Looking at the technical data, the 75 kilowatt engine lets the car accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour in 10-point-1 seconds. The manufacturer says fuel consumption is 4-point-9 liters per 100 kilometers. Prices for the Mini One 5 door start at just under 19-thousand euros in Germany. Drivers can select from various driving modes, including "Green", "Mid" and "Sport". Choose the Sport mode in combination with the six-speed transmission and you'll almost feel like you're piloting a go-kart!