Mini One Review | Autocar

16 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Mini One Review | Autocar
Mini One

The absolute cheapest way to get the wheel of a new Mini. This is the One, powered by a 95bhp engine.

Without any of the extremely options boxes ticked, is the plain-jane of the range. In unadorned spec, it rolls on 15in wheels and doesn¹t even front fog lights to enliven the

BMW says that just 35 of One owners are male. Likewise, 30 percent of Cooper S owners are The One is likely to appeal predominately to drivers willing to pay extra to put up with less space) to from a Corsa, Fiesta or

What’s it like?

Under the prominent bonnet is a new, and sophisticated 1.4-litre engine and the all-important air-con is absent, it get six airbags (including side and airbags), corner braking ‘tyre defect indicators’, a manual gearbox, a rev counter, a CD player and, like all a slot-in key and stop/start button.

If you don¹t fancy the standard-issue steel wheels, you’ll to stump up £460 for the 16in and £660 for air-conditioning. All in all, a £12,730 sticker price for a car.

The One and the Cooper have engines with BMW¹s highly variable valve control On the One, this has helped economy by 15 percent compared to the Mini¹s Chrysler-sourced 1.6-litre and has upped peak power by 5bhp.

Although the claimed time is 10.9sec, this example didn’t feel as fleet as that. It needed a amount of stoking before it was enough speed not to need a lot of changing.

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On the optional 16in alloys, our car rode well and didn¹t from the tyre roar of the Cooper D we tried on the same However, it did have the same wind noise around the and A-pillars.

And while we¹re picking without the smart interior the interior looks a little and I’d mark down the for a rather thin sound. The two-spoke steering looks though it feels surprisingly

Although very stable and the One felt slightly duller to than the Cooper, though sensation might have caused by the fact that the is markedly under-engined with 95bhp at its disposal.

Should I buy one?

The Mini One is solidly engineered, comfortable and well made. It just the necessary fizz to bring its chassis to life.

Enthusiastic Mini owners probably mind. Everybody else want more poke.

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