When we found out Mini was developing a 5 door Cooper, we questioned it. When it finally showed up it did everything right, but we still kind of question it. Now Mini is trying to make it more appealing, by adding 20 hp with a new Carbon Edition.
It's bigger, but is it better? That's been the big (pardon the size pun, they're hard to avoid) question about the new Mini Cooper S. I think it's better in most ways, but the size increase and that face are kind of bummers. Turns out that even with two more doors, it's still one of the best hot hatches out there.
The embiggened Mini Cooper that debuted last night is going to start at $22,300, or $500 for each extra door. Additionally, it will be sold as the Mini 4 door in the US and 5 door everywhere else, according to Mini's press releases.
When driving around in your Mini Cooper, do you ever find yourself thinking, “This is great, but it needs another set of doors!” What’s that, you say? No? Well, too bad. Five doors is what you’re getting, and this is it.