MINI Coupe

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How much does the MINI Coupe cost to run?

The 1.6L petrol is the most economical MINI Coupe to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The MINI Coupe 1.6L petrol costs £125.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band D.

It does just over 52 MPG on average, which means it will cost £11.00* in petrol every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the BMW 2 Series 1.5L diesel and the more thirsty BMW 2 Series 1.5L petrol.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 18, which is lower than the BMW 2 Series 1.5L petrol, but higher than the BMW 2 Series 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the BMW 2 Series has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model1.6L petrol
mpg39.8 - 52.3
emissions127 - 165
tax£125.00 - £200.00
insuranceGroup 18 - 36

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

MINI Coupe: How big is the boot?

The MINI Coupe has a below average boot space (280 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and one large bag. Alternatively you could load up with 2 large bags or 2 cabin bags instead.

Worth knowing, the BMW 2 Series MPV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 3 large bags with its 560 litres.

Is the MINI Coupe easy to park?

Given a typical supermarket space, the Coupe is easy to park. (If you want the detail it will fill just just under three quarters of the bay). This is as narrow as cars in the Coupe class get, and gives you the maximum door opening space.

If the pressure of street parking gets to you, then this is the car to buy. It is shorter than anything else in its class, giving you a healthy 1066mm gap in the space to manoeuvre the car.

Which MINI Coupe has the best performance?

The fastest MINI Coupe from 0-60, is the 1.6L petrol (if you’re a petrol head, it has 280 lbs/ft torque and 211 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the BMW 2 Series 2.0L diesel, which will beat your MINI Coupe to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L petrol
zeroTo626.4 - 10.3
torque160 - 280
bhp122 - 211