2025 Mini Cooper 5-Door petrol hatch revealed, due in Australia this year

The five-door petrol Mini has been revamped with new exterior and interior styling – but as with its three-door sibling, it is a heavy update of a 10-year-old car.

The 2025 Mini Cooper five-door has been unveiled, ahead of Australian showroom arrivals expected by the end of this year.

The five-door Mini Cooper is billed as an all-new car, but it would be more accurately described as a significant update of the current petrol-powered model on sale for a decade – built in the UK.

There will be no electric five-door Mini hatch, rather its role in the line-up will be filled by the Aceman electric city SUV, which is built in China alongside the electric three-door on an all-new platform co-developed with GWM.

As with its three-door sibling, the new petrol five-door brings an updated exterior design, all-new interior, and an array of new safety and convenience technology.

Australian showroom arrivals are due to commence in the fourth quarter of this year (October to December) – following the three-door due between July and September.

The five-door continues to be 172mm longer bumper-to-bumper – and 72mm longer between the front and rear wheels – than its three-door sibling, though apart from the extra set of doors, and the longer body, the two look almost identical.

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That means the same new-look front fascia, simpler exterior design details – including the deletion of the ‘side scuttle’ trim ahead of the front wheels – and triangular LED tail-lights.

The carry-over doors with traditional handles – rather than the electric three-door’s flush-fitting handles – and ‘clamshell’ bonnet are further indicators that this is a heavy update of an existing vehicle, not an all-new model.

It measures 4036mm long, 1744mm wide and 1464mm tall – similar to a Volkswagen Polo or Toyota Yaris.

There is a choice of 16 to 18-inch alloy wheels, plus an optional JCW Trim sports styling package, and a ‘Multitone’ roof with a contrast colour gradient.

Inside, there is a simpler interior shared with the three-door Mini, with a 9.4-inch circular OLED touchscreen running new Operating System 9 software including satellite navigation and a ‘Hey Mini’ voice assistant.

There are recycled textile materials covering the dashboard, which does not have a dedicated instrument display – rather the speed is shown on the touchscreen, plus a head-up display ahead of the driver.

The gear selector has moved to a bank of toggle switches under the main screen, which also includes the parking brake, volume control and start/stop button.

Seven drive modes are available, branded as Mini Experience Modes, each with its own customised wallpaper.

Other features on offer include a wireless phone charger, open centre console design, and a choice of regular or JCW sport front seats, plus front and rear parking sensors, and a digital phone key.

Powering the entry-level five-door Cooper C is a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine with 115kW and 230Nm, claimed to be capable of 0-100km/h in 8.0 seconds, and fuel consumption of 6.0-6.6L/100km according to European WLTP testing.

Meanwhile, the Cooper S has a 150kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine good for 0-100km/h in 6.8 seconds, and fuel use of 6.3-6.8L/100km based on WLTP testing.

Mini says larger-diameter (625mm) and wider (215mm) tyres, as well as adaptive frequency-selective dampers, contribute to sharper handling than before.

The 2025 Mini Cooper 5-Door is due in Australia later this year. Prices are yet to be announced.

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