Powered by a 116hp 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engine with TwinPower turbo technology, it comes with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. It can accelerate from 0–62 mph in 10.4sec and has a claimed average fuel consumption of 74.3 mpg, with emissions of 99g/km on the combined cycle for the manual; the auto adds 5g/km to this number.
Inside, the five-seater comes with Mini Navigation, DAB, Bluetooth and Mini Connected as standard, as well as a sports leather steering wheel with multi-function control, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, an interior lights pack and white indicators. The boot offers 360 litres of storage space.
The exterior dons the usual split rear doors, plus four full-sized side doors, 16in alloy wheels and front fog lights.
A Chili pack is also available for £2,785, which adds cloth/leather upholstery with heated sports seats, Mini’s comfort access system, park distance control, automatic air conditioning, LED headlights and LED fog lights among other features.