The Mini Cooper five-door is returning for another generation, benefitting from the heavy facelift previously seen on its three-door sibling but with carryover mechanicals.

    As with the three-door Mini Cooper, the five-door is based on the same platform as its predecessor, though cosmetic updates bring it into line with the design of the electric Cooper E and SE.

    It’s been locked in to arrive in Australia in the fourth quarter of 2024 (October to December), with local pricing and specs to be locked in closer to launch.

    Like the three-door, its octagonal grille is bisected by a thick, body-colour bar, while the headlights incorporate horizontal, customisable LED daytime running lights.

    At the rear, its sail-shaped tail lights incorporate the Union Jack motif, as has become a common theme on recent Mini models.

    The five-door Cooper’s cabin benefits from a number of upgrades seen on the three-door, such as an OLED infotainment touchscreen running on Mini Operating System 9, as well as a new steering wheel and relocated gear selector.

    With the rear seats up, there’s 275 litres of rear storage space, which expands to 925 litres when the second row is folded.

    Measuring 4036mm long, 1744mm wide and 1464mm tall, it’s 13mm longer, 17mm wider and 39mm taller than its predecessor. Its 2567mm wheelbase is unchanged.

    The five-door Cooper is also 172mm longer between the bumpers than the three-door, with its wheelbase growing by 72mm.

    The Mini Cooper five-door’s engine choices carry across both from the previous generation and the three-door.

    Its 1.5-litre turbo three-cylinder now produces 115kW of power and 230Nm of torque (increases of 15kW and 10Nm respectively) while the 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder develops 150kW and 300Nm (up 9kW and 20Nm).

    Both engines are mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission which drives the front wheels.

    Though the Australian lineup is yet to be locked in, we can expect multiple trims to be offered across the two engine choices, as the petrol-powered three-door Cooper is available in three variants for each of its drivetrains.

    The outgoing Mini Cooper five-door lineup is priced from $40,800 before on-road costs for the cheapest three-cylinder, and $49,350 before on-road costs for the least expensive four-cylinder.

    For context, the new-generation three-door experienced price increases of $2765 and $2190 for the base variants of these two engines compared to its predecessor.

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    Jordan Mulach

    Born and raised in Canberra, Jordan has worked as a full-time automotive journalist since 2021, being one of the most-published automotive news writers in Australia before joining CarExpert in 2024.

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