MINI has officially announced the introduction of a new entry-level engine for its five-door version, which will become available for order in a couple of months.
The brand new MINI 5-door is slightly becoming more and more affordable and this has been made possible with the addition of new engines. A new powerplant has been recently announced for the popular hatchback by the British based automaker as this will become the new entry-level version, once it will become available for its future customers, this March.
According to the car manufacturer, the MINI One First 5 door will be taking its power from a new three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo 1.2 liter engine, with variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust, which is capable of producing a total output of 75 HP (55 kW) and a peak torque of 150 Nm (111 lb-ft), available at 1,400 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels through a new 6-speed transmission.
Thanks to this new unit, the five-door version of the MINI is capable of reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 13.4 seconds. MINI says that the new version of the supermini is burning an average of 5.2 liters of fuel every 100 km and it is emitting 121 g/km of CO2. The output range of the current engines used in the model stands between 75 HP (55 kW) and 192 HP (141 kW) and it includes four petrol burners and three diesels. No pricing details on the new entry-level variant have been announced at this time.