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Make
Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
Engine

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2014. -
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2013. - 2019.
A - Micro car
hatchback, 3 door
front

Dimensons & Volumes

3821 mm
1727 mm
1414 mm
211 liters
211 liters
40 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
3698 mm
1720 mm
1484 mm
170 liters
663 liters
38 liters

Engine

Petrol
3 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Turbo
1198 cc
102 hp
180 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Opel / General Motors
1.2 A12XEL
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1229 cc
70 hp
115 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 6 gears
1065 kg
9.9 s
195 km/h
5.7 l/100km
4.0 l/100km
4.6 l/100km
108 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1086 kg
14.9 s
165 km/h
6.5 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
5.0 l/100km
115 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

automatic - 6 gears
1095 kg
10.2 s
195 km/h
5.8 l/100km
4.2 l/100km
4.8 l/100km
112 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
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km/h
l/100km
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Expenses

9500 EUR
Price from
5000 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the micro car segment and utilize the same 3-door hatchback body style and the front wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a BMW-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 3-cylinder, 12-valves 102hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 70hp engine designed by Opel.

Safety

Both vehicles got tested by European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), with the Mini being a slightly better choice apparently. That aside, let's consider some other aspects which affect safety. Both vehicles belong to the micro car segment, which is generally a misfortune safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. On the other hand, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the German car offers a marginal difference of 2% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that both brands display similar results in faults and breakdowns, all the models observed together. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Mini with an average rating of 4.0, and models under the Opel badge with 4.2 out of 5. Unfortunatelly, I don't have enough insight that would allow me to comment in more details on the specific models level. We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the British car rank it on average as 3.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Mini is way more agile, reaching 100km/h in 5 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 195 kilometers per hour, 30km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy things look pretty much the same for both cars, averaging around 4.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (59 mpg), in combined cycle.

Verdict

Opel appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the British car offers slightly better overall protection and takes the lead. It all continues in the same direction, with Mini outracing its opponent in any situation possible, making it better choice for boy racers. To make things even better, it consumps less fuel! All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Mini. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. Also, you could use the oportunity to find out which car, everything taken into account, would be the perfect choice for you in the eyes of the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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