MINI Cooper – reborn in 2001.



At the turn of the nineties the shining light of one small car, one that had been a mainstay of British classics, featured in countless UK made films, driven by rock stars and beloved by the general public, was beginning to dim. The dominance of MINI as a cultural icon and legendary small car was being challenged. Under its last owners, Mini had increased its volume, yet suffered severe quality issues. So, while it remained a beloved brand, it had lost a lot of its valuable image.
 MINI Cooper (R50) on the road.
Mini Cooper Sport  – 'Final Edition'.
Focusing on substance and qualitative excellence, while carefully refreshing its iconic design, Mini relaunched as a premium brand in 2001 by BMW. Needless to say, the arrival of the re-invented MINI - now in capital letters - had quite an impact. While retaining its original spirit, MINI came back anew: as premium yet urban, impressive yet thrillingly playful. The new MINI packed a new revved up and ultra-polished punch to its iconic, classic, go-kart design. By staying true to its legendary roots but completely re-interpreting them in a fresh, modern way for the new millennium, MINI tapped into the zeitgeist once again.
MINI One (R50) and MINI Cooper (R50) on the road – 2001-2003.
Five cars subsequently evolved from the original iconic mini. Each tailored to suit increasingly flexible demands and changing driving habits of our discerning owners. The quintessential 3-door Hatch combines unrivalled go-kart handling and lowered suspension, delivering a uniquely MINI thrill while navigating city streets. The ultra-sociable 5-door Hatch makes bringing friends along for the ride even more inviting. With its rugged 4-wheel drive, The MINI Countryman broadens horizons beyond city limits. The MINI Clubman embodies an iconic, charming and sophisticated style, along with the MINI Convertible, which was made for sun lovers and thrill seekers alike who aren’t afraid of standing out.

And this small car with a big heart isn’t standing still. Modern technology now seamlessly flows from its apps and interior features.
With further developments coming down the pike, this little legend is just beginning its latest journey.

The latest MINI model line-up in an urban environment.

Official combined fuel consumption:  6.5 - 6.4 l/100 km Official (combined) CO2 emissions: 147 - 145 g/km

MINI Cooper S 5-door hatch
Official combined fuel consumption: 6.6 - 6.5 l/100km Official (combined) CO2 emissions: 150 - 148 g/km

MINI Cooper S Convertible
Official combined fuel consumption: 6.9 - 6.8 l/100km Official (combined) CO2 emissions: 157 - 154 g/km

MINI Cooper S Clubman
Official combined fuel consumption: 6.6 l/100 km Official (combined) CO2 emissions: 151 g/km

MINI Cooper SD Countryman ALL4
Official combined fuel consumption: 4.9 - 4.8 l/100 km Official (combined) CO2 emissions: 130 - 127 g/km

Hinweis (English disclaimers below):

Die offiziellen Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, CO2-Emissionen und Stromverbrauch wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren VO (EU) 715/2007 in der jeweils geltenden Fassung ermittelt. Die Angaben berücksichtigen bei Spannbreiten Unterschiede in der gewählten Rad- und Reifengröße. Die Werte der Fahrzeuge basieren bereits auf der neuen WLTP-Verordnung und werden in NEFZ-Äquivalenzwerte zurückgerechnet, um den Vergleich zwischen den Fahrzeugen zu gewährleisten. Bei diesen Fahrzeugen können die CO2-Werte für fahrzeugbezogene Steuern oder andere Abgaben, die (zumindest unter anderem) auf CO2-Emissionen basieren, von den hier angegebenen Werten abweichen. Die CO2-Effizienz-Spezifikationen werden gemäß der Richtlinie 1999/94/EG und der Europäischen Verordnung in der jeweils gültigen Fassung festgelegt. Die angegebenen Werte basieren auf dem Kraftstoffverbrauch, den CO2-Werten und dem Energieverbrauch nach dem NEFZ-Zyklus für die Klassifizierung. Weitere Informationen über den offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und die spezifischen CO2-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem "Handbuch über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen" entnommen werden, das an allen Verkaufsstellen und unter https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html erhältlich ist.


The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the selected model. The values of the vehicles are already based on the new WLTP regulation and are translated back into NEDC-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. [With respect to these vehicles, for vehicle related taxes or other duties based (at least inter alia) on CO2-emissions the CO2 values may differ to the values stated here.] The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1999/94/EC and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. The values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEDC cycle for the classification. For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.