The MINI One remains the leading original of the premium small car segment. It is positioned at the top of this segment with significant advancements in all areas relating to driving fun, quality and individual flair.
The evolutionary refinement of its design signals the more mature character of the Mini One. It reflects a significant optimization of space, safety, fittings, materials and finish quality. It also makes the most of sportiness and ride comfort.
THE DESIGN OF THE MINI ONE
The design of the Mini One is characterized by unmistakable proportions, striking lines, and high-end highlights.
The Mini One sets out to continue its global success story as the first ever premium automobile in the small car segment. At the same time it carries forward the tradition of the classic MINI. Its design reflects these historical roots, going back over 50 years, as well as an evolutionary refinement of the modern vehicle concept.
The hallmark brand proportions have been preserved thanks to precisely defined expansion of the exterior dimensions. These also help give the MINI One a compact and powerful appearance which symbolize its agile character, geared consistently towards inspiring driving fun.
Traditional design features such as the hexagonal contour of the radiator grille, the side indicator surrounds known as side scuttles, the circular headlights, the upright rear light clusters and the black periphery around the bottom edge of the body are reinterpreted. Selected design features are given a particularly high-end emphasis by means of a novel surface design in their specific environment. The contours of the headlamps, rear light clusters and wheel arches are highlighted by means of precise edging. The visual effect of the side scuttle elements and the additional headlights in the front apron is enhanced by means of striking lines on the adjacent surfaces in each case.
Unique in the segment LED headlamps and adaptive light distribution
The Mini One is the first car in its segment to offer the option of LED headlamps. The bright white LED units provide the light source for both low and high beam. They are also surrounded by an LED daylight driving ring, the lower section of which reaches down to the white turn indicators. Another option is an adaptive light distribution function that ensures optimum illumination of the road surface and roadside – depending on situation and route profile – and also includes a turning light. The optional fog lamps are likewise available in halogen or LED, according to preference. In conjunction with the LED headlamps, the
rear light clusters also come as LED units.
Interior design hallmark Mini style
Precise lines, high-end color and material combinations and modern functionality highlight the orientation of the MINI One towards driving fun and a premium interior ambiance. The horizontal structure of the cockpit and the circular or elliptical contours of key features such as air outlets, instruments and door trim elements are classic design components which take on a more sophisticated and especially high-quality form in the MINI One.
Central instrument and impressive lighting configuration
With its indicator elements and extended functionality, the hallmark Mini central instrument intensifies interaction between driver and car. The center of its interior surface is a color screen up to 8.8 inches in size which shows operating feedback for vehicle functions, air conditioning, infotainment and communication. The selection and control of these functions is facilitated by a controller in the center console which comes in conjunction with the Radio MINI Visual Boost. Rotary, pressure and shift movements as well as one-touch and bookmark buttons allow for intuitive, safe and convenient operation based on the principles of the BMW iDrive system – a ground-breaking force throughout the entire automotive sector.
Typical Mini diversity of colors and materials for maximum individual flair
Increased interior space and a wide range of clever details make for further advancements in the area of functionality. Seats in a fabric leather combination and leather finish are offered as an alternative to the standard fabric version. A model-specific selection of upholstery colors, interior surfaces, color lines and other design features – including Chrome Line for the interior and the lighting package with LED interior lights and orange-colored ambient lighting – offers a wide range of possibilities for interior customization.
Mini twin power turbo technology
Featuring MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology, the MINI One has improved engine and driving performance figures while their fuel consumption and emission levels have been reduced as compared to the predecessor models by as much as 27 per cent.
Automatic transmission with optimized efficiency
The 6-speed automatic transmission of the MINI One offers improved efficiency, enhanced shift comfort and increased shift dynamics. These advancements have been achieved by means of such elements as a more efficient transmission control system, a more direct connection and optimized hydraulics. The MINI One also combines automatic transmission with the automatic engine start/stop function, preventing unnecessary fuel consumption caused by idling at junctions or in congested traffic. An additional option is the 6-speed sports automatic transmission which enables even shorter shift times and can be operated in manual mode using shift paddles at the steering wheel.
Optimized suspension technology: Less weight, more go-kart feeling
The refinement of suspension technology in the MINI One keeps to the well-established design principle of the single-joint spring strut axle at front along with a multi-link rear axle that is unique within the competitive environment, as well as featuring extensive optimization of all components in terms of material selection and geometry. All improvements are aimed at intensifying the experience of the agile MINI handling properties, commonly known as the go-kart feeling. The electromechanical power steering has also been subjected to extensive further development.
Less weight, more safety and greater agility due to intelligent lightweight construction
Further development in the body area was focused on optimizing structure, which impacts positively on both the driving properties and the crash response of the MINI One. Intelligent lightweight construction means that weight reduction in the MINI One is combined with an increase in rigidity, thereby promoting both agility and occupant protection. In spite of its extended range of fittings, the MINI One is lighter than
its respective predecessor models. The MINI One also weighs less than its competitors in the segment.
Comprehensive safety technology including pedestrian protection
The standard safety fittings of the MINI One comprise of front and side airbags as well as curtain airbags for the front and rear seats. All seats are fitted with 3-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters at the front and ISOFIX child seat mountings provided at the rear. There are also impact absorbers, precisely defined deformation elements and a partially active bonnet, all of which are elements that minimize the risk of injury to pedestrians.
High-end features for comfort, functionality and individual style
The standard features of the MINI One include electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, door sill cover strips with model-specific inscription, Color Line in Carbon Black and the MINI Radio including AUX-In and USB interface: these can be supplemented with a range of high-quality options in the areas of comfort, functionality and individual flair so as to adapt the car to one’s own personal style. In addition to the air conditioning system there is also a 2-zone automatic air conditioning system, seat heating for driver and front passenger, a panorama glass roof, a visibility package including windscreen heating, rain sensor and automatic light control, the harman kardon hi-fi speaker system and a sports leather steering wheel including optional multi-function buttons and cruise control.