This is for the first time that the MINI range has a 5-door version in its third gen avatar. The wheelbase is expanded by 72 millimetres (to 2,567 millimetres) over the new MINI which means creates there is space for three seats in the rear, with 72 millimetres more foot space and legroom, 15 millimetres more headroom and 61 millimetres more interior width at elbow height. Luggage space has been increased to 278 litres, 67 litres more than in the 3 door model which is useful.
Worldwide the new MINI 5-door comes with two petrol and diesel engines and styling wise the extra doors have some what lowered the fun quotient of the MINI but it still has all the design details which makes it stand out. For the Indian market the 5-door does make sense but when India gets the new MINI later this year we will be getting the 3-door model.