The Mini Cooper Hatch was introduced by BMW at the start of the millennium (2000) and is one of the most well-known British vehicles popular amongst UK roads to this day- mainly due to their iconic looks, great performance and outstanding technology. It will always remain a prominent vehicle in the leasing industry due to its strong residual value and affordability, which makes it great for both personal car leasing and business car leasing. Its second generation was launched in 2006 which saw the production of its performance variant- the John Cooper Works, as well as a slight reskin and multiple innovations. The current third-generation was launched in 2014 which saw an increase in size, providing better practicality and improved performance.
The Mini Cooper 'S' is the sportier variant of the hatchback which includes a more powerful engine and luxurious interior which makes it a perfect vehicle for petrol heads needing a smaller and more versatile vehicle. It is available in both a 3-Door, 5-Door and a convertible variant.
If you are looking for a performance vehicle for a great and affordable price, which is also highly customizable with a unique and iconic style, then lease the Mini Cooper 'S' Hatchback. It comes with a wide choice of different trim levels from the likes of the 'classic', 'sport' and 'exclusive'- with packs such as the 'chili pack' available. It also boasts a mean and powerful 2.0 turbo engine which makes commuting more fun than ever, whilst also offering some great interior space.
'S' Classic - The 'Classic' trim is the most standard spec you can get on the Mini Cooper, which comes with the following on the 'S':
'S' Sport (John Cooper)- The most premium cooper s, sharing the benefits of increased performance and specification.
'S' Exclusive- The Exclusive variant shares a more refined style than that of the classic variant as it has some innovated interior and exterior features. We have listed a few below:
Comfort Pack- In most commuter's eyes, having a comfortable vehicle is an absolute necessity, as you spend such a large portion of time driving, and want to have the most enjoyable drive you possibly can. Mini has introduced the 'comfort pack' to ensure this. The comfort pack includes the below:
Comfort Plus Pack-The Comfort Plus Pack is the innovation to the standard comfort pack which introduces more features for an increased cost, however many of our customers will agree it's worth it. Its features include:
Nav Pack-The navigation pack is an optional extra on the Mini hatchback which improves the technological capability that the vehicle has to offer, whilst also introducing some nifty safety features to keep you alert at all times. Features have been listed below:
Navigation Plus Pack- The Navigation Plus Pack is the innovated version of the standard navigation pack which offers increased features at a higher cost.
Comfort/Nav- Incorporates features from the above.
The Mini Cooper S isn't just great in terms of both looks and its level of customisation, but it also has a powerful engine which ensures it to be nippy and massively versatile. The engine included in the Mini Cooper S hatchback is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that has around 192 BHP, it can achieve 0-62 mph in a mere 6.8 seconds and has the capability of reaching 146mph at top speed! For its size, the Cooper S is incredibly brilliant if you are looking for something that is quick and of a small size. Its fuel economy isn't too bad either for a 'performance vehicle' as it has a combined mpg of around 50.4, which is amazing when comparing to the likes of its rivals, the Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 308 GTI.
The Technology used in the Mini Cooper S is outstanding in class and works as a means of boosting safety. It is a camera-based assistance system which works as a speed-limit indicator, pedestrian indicator and collision warning system to inform the driver if you are coming to close to something to prevent upcoming accidents. The Navigation pack introduces a touchscreen tablet which allows access to navigation, phone calls and your favourite music at the ease of the touch, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also available to mirror your smartphones every moves.
The Mini Cooper has a wide variety of elegant and exciting colours to choose from their range, check them out above(excluding standard 'Pepper White' which comes free of cost.)
From Left to Right: Chili Red/Solid Paint(£525), Lapisluxury Blue/Solid Paint(£750), Solaris Orange/Metallic(£525), White Silver/Metallic(£525), Melting Silver/Metallic(£525), British Racing Green/Metallic(£525), Starlight Blue/Metallic(£525), Emerald Grey/Metallic(£525), Electric Blue/Metallic(£525), Thunder Grey/Metallic(£525), Midnight Black/Metallic(£525) and lastly Moonwalk Grey/Metallic(£525).
The Mini Cooper also has a great choice of alloys to choose from as well.
From Left to Right: 17" Track Spoke alloy wheels in black(£0), 18" Cup Spoke alloy wheels in two-tone (£700), 17" Track Spoke black with run-flat tyres (£700) and 16" Loop Spoke alloy wheels in silver (£0).
If the Mini Cooper S doesn't quite tickle your fancy, why not consider some of its close competitors. Be sure to check out the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Ford Fiesta ST, Peugeot 308 GTI and the SEAT Ibiza FR. Alternatively, why not take a look at our special offers page for some amazing leasing deals you simply can't miss out on.