The five-door hatch is a practical choice for MINI enthusiasts
range of engines and the MINI One test car came with the entry level 1.2-litre petrol unit.
The three-cylinder power plant is lively and is good for a top speed of 119mph and takes just 10.1 seconds to reach 62mph. It is a cracking wee unit and produces 102bhp.
The claimed combined fuel figure is 58.9mpg and although I did not match that figure, I did average over 50mpg without really trying.
It may have increased in size but this version still handles superbly and is really agile with bags of grip. The steering is well weighted and the crisp gear change increases the fun factor.
MINI One offers a lot in the way of standard equipment and owners can select from a wide range of packs and gadgets to personalise their vehicles. You have to watch this as ticking too many boxes on the order form will hike the price by a substantial amount.
The interior is stylish and of premium quality with all the fun MINI features and controls. It feels well screwed together and built to last and is comfortable for any length of journey.
The five-door models add £600 to the cost but for that you get a bigger boot, two extra doors, more space and added practically - making the increase something of a bargain.
If you have always wanted a MINI but didn’t take the plunge because you needed something larger, this model could change your mind.
Stretched The additional doors do not spoil the MINI’S
MINI One 1.2-litre five-door hatchback
£13,935 102 bhp 1. 2-litre, 3cyl petrol engine driving front wheels via 6-speed
3yrs/ unlimited miles