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Mini reveals updates for 2018 Hatch range

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Mini has updated the Hatch line-up for 2018 with a range of new features including LED lights and a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.

The new model will be available from March with revised engines offering CO2 emissions from 99g/km.

All versions benefit from LED headlamps, proving greater visibility and improved styling. New LED tail lights incorporate a 3D Union Flag.

Revisions to the available powertrains have been made across the board with new engine electronics, oil supply, intake air ducting, the cooling system and the exhaust system.

The use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic on the engine covers contributes to weight reduction, but also takes advantage of using recycled material generated during the production of BMW’s i range of electric vehicles.

The three-cylinder petrol engine in the Mini One has seen an increase in capacity to 1.5 litres, increasing maximum torque by 10Nm, taking it to 190 Nm.

All new Minis come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but now a seven-speed Steptronic transmission with double clutch is available as an option.

The transmission is offered on Mini One, Mini Cooper, Mini Cooper S and Mini Cooper D engine variants. Using the satellite navigation data and the car’s inbuilt camera systems, the startstop system can be intelligently controlled to identify situations in which it is better to not switch off the engine, such as at roundabouts.

As standard, all vehicles will now have a 6.5-inch full colour display and standard rotary controller. Customers can choose to upgrade this screen to include optional Mini Navigation with a touchscreen display and Apple CarPlay functionality.

The optional Mini Connected package includes Real Time Traffic Information and automatic navigation map updates via mobile phone connection, a personal Concierge Service and a vehicle internet portal Mini Online, with news, weather and fuel price updates.

Other changes included extra equipment such as parking sensors, a sport button and Mini projector lights added to the Pepper, Chili and Excitement packs.

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