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I was invited along with some members of Philippine Bloggers Network to have an exclusive peek to Mini’s 2014 cars. We were happily treated by the executives of Mini Philippines, and were really astounded with the hospitality they displayed during dinner and the proper introduction of the 2 new cars. The event was graced by Autohub Group President, Mr.Willy Q. Tee Ten.

The new cars of Mini sport new engines – Mini Twin Power Turbo technology. I don’t want to sound too complex, but these petrol engines in Cooper and Copper S include turbocharging, direct fuel injection and variable camshaft control on the intake and exhaust side (double VANOS). Both models are also packed with variable valve control, aptly called and patented as ‘Valvetronic’ by BMW Group. Well, in lay man’s terms: these cars are way faster than the previous iterations!

Mini Cooper S

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If you’re into fast but compact cars, you should check out the new Mini Cooper S. This one’s a beast hiding in feign cuteness. Priced decently at PhP2.6M, the new Mini Cooper S has the following specifications:

  • Engine Code: B48A20M0
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Type / Cylinder / Valves p. cyl: in line / 4 / 4
  • Displacement: 1998cm3
  • Engine Power / at rpm /(KW (PS) / 1/min): 141 (192) / 4700-6000
  • Engine torque / at rpm (Nm / 1/min): 280 / 1250
  • 0-100 km/hr: 6.7 sec
  • Top Speed: 233 km/h
  • Fuel Cons. KV01 (combined) (L/100km): 7 / 4.6 / 5.5

 

Standard Features of this variant includes Servotronic, Multifunction for Steering Wheel, 17” light alloy wheels Tentacle spoke Silver, Sport Automatic transmission, Performance Control, Leather steering Wheel, Bonnet stripes, Floor mats in Velour, Warning Triangle, Height adjustment for front passenger seat, Sport seats for driver and passenger, Storage compartment Package, Color Line Carbon Black, Interior Surfaces Black Checkered, MINI Excitement Package, MINI Driving modes, Rain Sensor, Automatic Air conditioning, Cruise Control with breaking function, Speedometer with Kilometer reading, On board computer, Lights Package, LED Fog lights, LED Headlights, Rear Fog light, Radio MINI Visual Boost, MINI Connected, White Turn Indicators, Chilli Package, Cloth/Leather combination Diamond.

Price
PhP2,600,000

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The standard version of the new Mini Cooper isn’t actually standard at all. As expected, its compact build does not affect the comfort it brings to its users. It’s totally a head turner, but it isn’t just all about being ‘pretty’ or ‘pogi’. It’s also fast but fuel efficient thanks to its improved and powerful engine. You’ve got ride one to believe!

In terms of specifications, the new Mini Cooper has slightly lesser engine displacement – 1499cm3 (1.5) compared to Cooper S’ 1998cm3 (2.0).

  • Engine Code: B38A15M0
  • Gearbox: 6-Speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Type / Cylinder / Valves p. cyl: in line / 3 / 4
  • Displacement: 1499cm3
  • Engine Power / at rpm /(KW (PS) / 1/min): 100 (136) / 4500-6000
  • Engine torque / at rpm (Nm / 1/min): 220 / 1250
  • 0-100 km/hr: 7.8 sec
  • Top Speed: 210 km/h
  • Fuel Cons. KV01 (combined) (L/100km): 6.1 / 4.2 / 4.9

Standard features of this variant includes Servotronic, 15” light alloy wheels Heli Spoke silver, Roof and mirror caps white,  Floor Mats in Velour,  Warning Triangle, Height adjustment for front passenger speed, Storage compartment package,  Colour Line Carbon Black, Interior Surfaces Hazy Grey, MINI Excitement Package, Fog lights, Rain Sensor, Automatic Airconditioning, Speedometer with kilometer reading, On board computer,  Lights package, Rear Fog light,  Bluetooth Handsfree Interface,  White Turn Indicators, Pepper Package, Cloth Firework upholstery.

Price
PhP2,100,000

In case you want to check out these cars, be sure to head at the MINI Global City and/or MINI Cebu. They sales officers would be very happy to show you around. If you wish to test drive their cars, be sure to call to reserve a slot at (+63 2) 856-6555 or (+63917)-597-3322.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.