MINI Cooper 3 Door: A smart choice for young Malaysians

MINI Cooper 3 Door: A smart choice for young Malaysians

It was only a while back, early June, to be precise that MINI Malaysia launched its latest Hatch range in the country. The lineup consists of the 3 Door, the 5 Door, and the Convertible. And today, we’ll be discussing the 3 Door model and see how it is a smart pick for young buyers.

MINI Cooper 3 Door

But before we start, here is some basic information about the MINI Cooper 3 Door. The new model is priced at RM 253,319 that is slightly higher than the previous car that retailed for RM 250,000. Included at this price point is the SST exemption (which is now extended until 31st December 2021). Also, part of the deal is a 4-year unlimited mileage warranty with free scheduled service,

The MINI Cooper 3 Door is powered by the same tried and tested 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo mill that generates a maximum power of 192 hp along with a peak torque of 280 Nm. The power is sent to the wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch sports transmission. On the performance front, the 3 Door completes the century sprint in 6.7 seconds, the top speed for top variants is limited to 230 kmph, for others it is max out at 235 mph.

MINI 3 Door engine

Also, in 2020, MINI sold over 240 units of the 3 Door, 5 Door, and Convertible combined, thus making them one of the company’s best selling models. All these sales despite the slow down witnessed by the automotive industry last year.

Coming to the point, i.e, what makes the 3 Door a smart choice for young Malaysians?

Eye-catching looks

MINI 3 Door exterior

Well, to answer this question we’ll have to break the 3 Door into several fragments, starting with its design. In its revised form, the 3 Door features a dynamic silhouette that along with its trademark elliptical headlamps make a stunning impression. Not to forget its compact dimensions make it the perfect commuter for tight city streets. Few highlighting bits being -

  • Main-beam LED headlights with LED DRLs
  • Bi-LED light for low and high beam setting
  • LED rear lights with Union Jack design that uses LED optical fibre
  • LED indicators integrated on the eye-catching side scuttles
  • Bolder & modern bumper design
  • Air curtains integrated on the left and right sides of the bumper enhances aerodynamics
  • Piano black exhaust pipes

For paint finishes, the 3 Door is available in the following options - White Silver, Rooftop Grey, White Silver, Chili Red, Island Blue, and British Racing Green.

Loaded & spacious cabin

MINI Cooper 3 Door CABIN

In addition, the hatch comes fitted with a host of innovative tech features along with several practical features. For instance, it gets the clever Connected infotainment system with an 8.8-inch touch scream along with standard app integration. Besides, it gets a new steering wheel with slimmer pokes and MINI Ambient Light with six colours.

Not to forget, the MINI 3 Door benefits from a new Digital Instrument Cluster, consisting of a 5.0-inch clour screen in Black Panel design. It gives details like speed, fuel level, revs per minute, navigation instruction, temperature, and mileage.

MINI Cooper 3 Door BOOT

Apart from being equipment-loaded, the 3 Door is also a spacious car with MINI creatively using the space. With 4 seat setup, it provides 211-litre boot space, it further enhances to 539-litre, and 731-litre, under 3- and 2- seat configurations.

Smooth & fun drive

MINI Cooper 3 Door SPECS

Besides the amazing exterior and fully loaded cabin, the 3 Door is also fun to drive. Its small turning radius, compact build, and short overhangs allow nimble manoeuvring through narrow routes and heavy traffic. The 4-cylinder mill supplies immediate torque, helping the driver to get off the mart fast. All this along with the SPORT mode that boost acceleration and steering response, make the MINI 3 Door so much fun.

Strong safety kit

MINI Cooper 3 Door SAFETY

Like all the MINI Cooper S models, the 3 Door comes with a Driving Assistant suite of features as standard. It consists of speed limit information, digital high-beam, approach control warning with light city braking function, and person warning light city. Also part of the safety kit is lane departure warning and Parking Assistant.

Conclusion

All this and more make the MINI Cooper 3 Door a great choice for young Malaysia. And, we’d also say, go for it.

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