This is not the first MINI with 4 doors; that happened with the jacked-up Countryman, but it is the first one to do it while preserving the classic MINI proportions. And if you want the added space and practicality it offers, it's only $1,000 away.Released last year, the all-new MINI Cooper Hardtop bettered itself in every way with a comprehensive redesign. Parent company BMW put it through Bavarian finishing school and it graduated into an irresistibly great little car. And now this larger but no less fun 4-door variant gives MINI a more marketable machine. Adding nearly 3” to the wheelbase and over 6” in overall length this new for 2015 model removes a barrier to customer acceptance – usefulness.