Mini have an enormous range of cars and are proudly built at the Oxford factory in the UK. The British build badge influences many buyers but what to buy if you want a small van?
Mini had the same view and launched the Mini Van last year. It has a family resemblance of the old Mini Van that was launched in the 1960’s but is based on the engineering of the new mini with all the quality and safety that goes with it
As a company car, the 1.6 diesel makes a lot of sense, with BIK calculated for a commercial vehicle and emissions of just 103 g/km it covers all bases, including a combined cycle consumption figure of better than 74 mpg
The Cooper D comes with gorgeous alloys and car standard safety with an array of six airbags, ABS and BMW DSC. The locking is remote-controlled and it has electric mirrors and windows. This year, BMW have added a DAB radio. The load area is separated off via a mesh rather than solid bulkhead, the payload is useful for a small van at 500 kg
How does it drive?
The Mini Van is a bit Tardis-like, from the outside it appears little different from its 1960’s predecessor in size, but inside it’s a exactly the same as its car brothers, with a comfortable driving position and good pedal to steering wheel layout. My test van had the heated seats, well worth the £219 this morning. The start button, consistent with the modern trend, starts the engine first time and it sits there, ticking over, more car like than most vans
Do we like it?
Our BMW special offers are always our most successful, so you certainly do, that means we do. With a van as cute as this and doing 70 mpg, we can’t help but love it. The build quality is awesome and at £200 a month it’s also great value