BE­YOND THE BLUE Mini opens more doors to new di­men­sions in the Cooper S 5 Door. By Nen Lin Soo. “T

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fin­ish the mo­ment, to find the jour­ney’s end in ev­ery step of the road, to live the great­est num­ber of good hours, is wis­dom.” Amer­i­can philoso­pher Ralph Waldo Emer­son once waxed po­et­i­cally about the im­por­tance of liv­ing in the present and ap­pre­ci­at­ing its val­ues. To­day, vari­a­tions of this quote are of­ten heard from the pro­po­nents of liv­ing life to the fullest.

With our fast-paced liv­ing and the go-get­ter life­style we’ve been hun­gry to adopt, Emer­son’s phi­los­o­phy is eas­ier said than done. How­ever, jump­ing into the new Mini Cooper S 5 Door is a lot like kick-start­ing the ad­ven­ture you’ve al­ways dreamed of. Noth­ing says “wel­come” as el­e­gantly as the Key­less Go fea­ture – when the sim­ple push of a but­ton brings your Cooper S 5 Door roar­ing to life. No more rum­mag­ing through your bag to find your key when your time can be bet­ter spent on your jour­ney.

As it picks up the pace and takes you through the city roads, the trans­for­ma­tion since its pre­de­ces­sors is ap­par­ent, yet never com­pro­mis­ing its sig­na­ture com­po­nents. The low ground clear­ance, sports sus­pen­sion, and TwinPower Turbo en­gine does what it’s meant to do to the hearts of all car en­thu­si­asts, ig­nit­ing the adren­a­line within the risk-tak­ers, help­ing you re­alise your dreams with the leg­endary go-kart feel­ing. While pow­er­ful in this sense, it is still wise to save the rac­ing an­tics for when you’re driv­ing alone, lest you run through pot­holes and bumps with reck­less aban­don­ment and your back­seat pas­sen­gers ex­pe­ri­ence the af­ter­taste of the Fausto Puglisi Au­tumn/ Win­ter ’15 stiff han­dling. The Cooper S 5 Door is un­doubt­edly built for the driver who truly loves to steer, and if you han­dle it just as smoothly as the multi-func­tion John Cooper Works leather steer­ing wheel would al­low you to, it is a very lib­er­at­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Even with­out the Har­mon Kar­don hi-fi sys­tem up­grade, the ex­ist­ing au­dio sys­tem en­velopes you to­gether with the Mini Cooper S 5 Door’s sleek sport seats, mak­ing for an al­len­com­pass­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Whether you’re cruis­ing down the high­ways or rush-hour traf­fic has got you in a bind, be­ing in the con­fines of a ve­hi­cle has never felt so much like home. With the Mini Con­nected, favourite tunes on your phone are im­me­di­ately am­pli­fied through the sound sys­tem. How much more can you per­son­al­ize this drive? The longer the time you spend in this car, the sooner you re­alise be­ing stuck in traf­fic in the Mini Cooper S 5 Door is a lux­ury in dis­guise – its metal­lic bright elec­tric blue ex­te­rior com­mand­ing the right amount of at­ten­tion on the road.

Life doesn’t stop sim­ply be­cause you’re on the way to your des­ti­na­tion. The Mini Cal­en­dar grants the driver ac­cess to all ap­point­ments and dates synced from your smart­phone and the min­i­mal­ism anal­yser mon­i­tors driv­ing habits. Every­thing from the mileage to the fuel us­age are recorded, giv­ing your ex­quis­ite ride the free­dom to of­fer you ad­vice on how to save fuel.

Mini was right. With a ride so whole­some, “you won’t want to get out.” And at that mo­ment, Emer­son’s words had the ring of truth. Em­brac­ing all of the present, es­pe­cially in this car, was less of an ef­fort and more of a given. Silk twill, Mul­berry Bag, Anya Hind­march

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