Paris Motor Show LIVE: Mini 5 Door image

The British Mini brand unveiled this year for the first time the five-door variant of the original hatchback model. Tradition said the very small hatch should have just three doors, but people today really need the added practicality the new version brings.

The design mirrors the one seen on the latest generation of the reinvented Mini, which goes a long way to keep its links to Sir Alec Issigonis’ original. The new 5 Door Mini has a 72 mm bigger wheelbase adding the same distance to the rear legroom and foot space. The boot is also bigger, standing at 278 liters, 67 liters more than the one in the three-door variant.

The engine lineup is taken entirely from the smaller sibling, consisting of a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo that has 136 PS and 220 Nm, while the higher petrol option has a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo that delivers 192 PS & 280 Nm (Cooper S). Diesel variants see under the hood a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter TwinPower Turbo that has 116 PS & 270 Nm in the Cooper D and a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter with 170 PS & 360 Nm in the Cooper SD. Mini offers a choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed Steptronic automatic.