New Mini Cooper F55 5-door Launches in Dubai

After a few sneaky photos posted last month, I finally got to see the new Mini F55 5-door Cooper and Cooper S at it’s official launch event at City Walk, Dubai.

Mini Cooper F55 5-door

Mini Cooper F55 5-door

I’ve previously reviewed the 3-door F56 Mini Cooper and Cooper S (you can read by clicking here) when in they launched in March earlier this year, so I was pretty familiar with the specs of the car in Cooper and Cooper S form.

Mini Cooper S F55 5-door

Mini Cooper S F55 5-door

Mini already have a 4/5-door Mini in the Countryman (which has been revised for 2015 with reviews to follow shortly).The F55 5-door has 72mm more on it’s wheelbase than the F56 to allow for the extra room in the back.

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Boot space has increased by 67 litres from the standard F56 3-door to 278 litres, which as with the 3-door, has the adjustable boot floor for more space and the seats split 60/40 for even more room.

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Interior wise it’s identical to the 3-door, with the all the technology and options available.

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In terms of driving, there is little or no noticeable difference between the F55 and F56 in their respective Cooper and Cooper S guises. Engines are the same with the 1.5 and 2.0 Litre petrol engines, with the majority sold here in the UAE with an automatic gearbox.

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For more detailed information on the engine, gearbox and interior options and specs see my earlier reviews of the F56 Cooper and Cooper S.

Mini Cooper S F55 5-door

Mini Cooper S F55 5-door on the move

Clearly the obvious statement is that the F55 5-door is not exactly Mini in size terms, and if you are buying for looks alone, you would maybe choose the F56 3-door. For practicality however, with the additional doors and space, whilst retaining the “Mini” brand and feel, the F55 ticks the boxes.

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For prices and specs visit Mini Middle East online or their showrooms in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain where the F55 is on sale now. Would I choose the F55 5-door or the New Countryman, now that’s a different question…….

New 2015 Countryman Cooper S and Mini F55 5-door Cooper S

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  1. […] door form not 5 door, though there is a JCW Performance Tuning option for the 3 door F56 and 5 door F55 Cooper S owners out there. Sadly the 210 Mini Challenge version wont be coming to the Middle […]

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