Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Mini launches 5-Door Hatch

Six months after introducing the new Mini 3-Door Hatch to the UK, BMW has launched the Mini 5-Door Hatch.

This second body variant, made at Plant Oxford, features a characteristically sporty profile with a wheelbase is 72mm longer than the 3-Door Hatch. The extra length has been used to create more cabin space. The 3-Door Hatch is made at the Born plant in The Netherlands of VDL NedCar. Production began on 17 July of this year.

The 5-Door Hatch will be available in six model variants with the choice of both petrol and diesel engines, featuring TwinPower Turbo Technology. A six-speed manual transmission is fitted as standard across the range, with a six-speed Steptronic transmission available as an option. Combined cycle CO2 emissions start at 92 g/km.

The Mini production line at Plant Oxford has a proliferation of robots from Swedish robot supplier ABB above.

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