Which trim level might suit you?

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THERE’S only one trim choice with the MINI Cooper S, as the brand’s pric­ing struc­ture is based on the en­gine you choose plus what­ever op­tion packs you want to add.

As a three-door, the Cooper S will cost £273 a month on a 36-month PCP deal lim­ited to 10,000 miles with a £2,000 de­posit and a £450 de­posit con­tri­bu­tion. This gets 16-inch al­loys, air-con, DAB, Blue­tooth and a 6.5-inch touch­screen.

There are also sev­eral op­tion packs you can add to the Cooper S to in­crease the amount of kit. The Chili pack brings 17-inch wheels, ex­tra cabin stor­age, park­ing sen­sors, auto lights and wipers and sports seats for £2,100, while the Nav­i­ga­tion Plus Pack adds the larger in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem with con­nected apps and Ap­ple Carplay for £2,000.

In­te­rior Cooper S has the most up­mar­ket cabin here, as well as a good driv­ing po­si­tion. Boot and rear pas­sen­ger space trails ri­vals, though

On the road MINI is great fun on the road where its slight power deficit isn’t an is­sue. It was slower on the track, how­ever

Union flag tail-lights are a new styling fea­ture

In­fo­tain­ment can be con­trolled via ro­tary dial

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