MINI has released new details about the US-spec Cooper five-door, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

MINI has released new details about the US-spec Cooper five-door, ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Looking virtually identical to the European variant, the model measures 3982-4005mm long, 1727mm wide and 1425mm tall with a wheelbase that spans 2567mm. This makes the car 161mm longer and 11mm taller than the Cooper three-door with a wheelbase that spans an additional 72mm.

MINI also revealed the US-spec model will be available in four non-metallic and nine metallic colors including a new finish called Lapisluxury Blue.

The interior also echoes the European variant and it will be offered with a variety of options including a Head-Up Display and a MINI Connected infotainment system. Furthermore, the boot holds 278 liters (9.8 cubic feet) of luggage but that can be increased to 941 liters (33.2 cubic feet) when the rear seats are folded down.

Under the hood, two engines will be available. The entry-level model has a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that produces 134 bhp (100 kW) and 220 Nm (162 lb-ft) of torque - 230 Nm (170 lb-ft) with overboost. This allows the car to run from 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds with the six-speed manual transmission and 0-60 mph in 7.7 seconds with the optional six-speed automatic.

Moving up to the Cooper S variant rewards buyers with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 189 bhp (141 kW) and 280 Nm (207 lb-ft) of torque - 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) with overboost. This enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds with the six-speed manual and 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds with the optional six-speed automatic.

The Cooper five-door will go on sale in January and U.S. pricing starts at $21,700 for the Cooper and $25,100 for the Cooper S variant (excluding an $850 Destination & Handling charge).

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