MINI HATCH

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THE Mini gets a mid-life facelift and both the hatch and the con­vert­ible have gone un­der the scalpel just un­der four years since their launch. A closer look re­veals that changes to the ex­te­rior in­clude the Union Jack tail lamp design, which is per­haps the most sig­nif­i­cant of them ex­ter­nally. On the inside there is a new steer­ing, Ap­ple Car Play ad wire­less charg­ing. But the most im­por­tant is the change in the line-up of petrol en­gines with Mini do­ing away with the small 1.2-litre unit and in­stead start­ing the range off with a larger 1.5-litre en­gine. There is also a change in the gear­box with BMW choos­ing to em­ploy its seven-speed dual clutch sys­tem on the re­fur­bished Mi­nis in­stead of the stan­dard 8-speed that is de­ployed across the BMW range.

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