MINI Cooper 5 Door station wagon revealed

MINI has revealed the all-new MINI 5 Door, which is essentially a station wagon version of the popular Cooper hatch. It’s based on the recently introduced 2014 Cooper.

MINI 5 Door-wheelbase

The new model promises to bring the same “superior driving fun” and efficiency of the regular Cooper, with the added convenience and practicality of a wagon. There’s 72mm added to the wheelbase, allowing room for a three-seat bench across the back with ample legroom.

In the very back there is 278 litres of cargo capacity. That’s an additional 67 litres compared with the regular Cooper three-door. The space can be expanded further to 941 litres by folding down the 60:40 split-fold rear seats.

It will come in four variants – not yet confirmed for Australia – including the base model Cooper 5 Door, the Cooper S 5 Door, the Cooper D 5 Door, and the Cooper SD 5 Door. Each come with a different engine and their own distinct trim level and features.

The base Cooper features a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder engine producing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque. It’s able to accelerate from 0-100km/h in 8.1 seconds (auto), and it presents an average fuel economy as low as 4.7L/100km (depending on variant and transmission).

Stepping up into the performance Cooper S 5 Door, it’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine producing 141kW and up to 300Nm on overboost. The new unit sees 0-100km/h done and dusted in just 6.8 seconds. The average economy is still respectable, at 5.9L/100km.

MINI 5 Door-rear

Moving into the diesel lineup, the Cooper D 5 Door comes with a 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder engine producing 85kW of power and 270Nm of torque. It’s able to sprint from 0-100km/h in 9.4 seconds, and offers an average economy as low as 3.6L/100km.

Lastly, the Cooper SD 5 Door provides a blend of economy and performance. Under the bonnet is a 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder diesel producing 125kW and 360Nm. It’s able to tackle 0-100km/h in 7.3 seconds, while using an average of 4.1L/100km.

The new 5 Door will be available with a range of luxuries and advanced technologies, just like the regular Cooper, including head-up display, radar-guided cruise control, road sign detection, and a comprehensive infotainment system with sat-nav, traffic info, and multi-format media support.

Specific details on the local model lineup and prices are yet to be announced. It will go on sale in Australia early in 2015.