2014 Mini Cooper 3 Door| new car review

Posted on Apr 13, 2014 by
2014 Mini Cooper
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AEDAED 140,000 - 165,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 80%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

has been around since 1959 and though certain models were added and discontinued through the years, the iconic 3 door has held on.


Unique styling when compared to other hatchbacks in the market.


It is on the pricier side of hatchbacks...


Over time, one thing is for sure; the MINI Cooper has evolved and in 2014 bears almost no resemblance to the MINI’s of yesteryear that we all know too well. But it isn’t all bad, because the 2014 model is a handsome hatch with protruding wheel arches, a chrome ring around the headlamps, 15 inch alloys and a subtle rear spoiler. Of course, all of this is before you enter territory that springs up a honeycomb grille, a hood scoop and a beefier engine below it.

2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S


Sticking to tradition, the interior of the 2014 MINI Cooper is paradise for anyone who cannot get enough of circles. In addition to the steering wheel, the A/C vents, door handles, speakers and the infotainment system are housed into rings. Challenging the norm, there’s nothing quite safe about the styling and surprisingly, it all seems to work.

2014 Mini Cooper interior


MINI’s are known to handle like go-karts and quite frankly, there’s a simple reason behind why they do. With the wheels pushed out as far as possible to give it a low centre of gravity and a multilink rear suspension that always ensures both rear wheels are always in full contact with the road, it comes as no surprise as to why the MINI sticks to the road. Gripping stuff, eh?

2014 Mini Cooper front

What’s on offer?

136 horsepower and 220 Nm of torque, work in synergy to propel the 2014 MINI Cooper from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.9 seconds. The Cooper S on the other hand benefits from a twin turbo treatment and generates a surprising 192 horsepower and 280 Nm of torque. Dashing from 0 – 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds, it’s quick, but sipping just 5.2 litres for every 100 kilometers of distance covered, it’s fuel efficient too.

2014 Mini Cooper S engine

Summing it…

If it’s conservative, discreet styling you’re after, then the MINI definitely isn’t up your alley. It’s more for the youth, the same youth that challenge what is acceptable on a daily basis. Starting at AED 140,000 for the standard Cooper and AED 165,000 for the Cooper S, there isn’t a lot like it out there…

2014 Mini Cooper side

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