What drives it? A 1,598cc four-cylinder 120-brake-horsepower engine with a six-speed automatic transmission on 17-inch wheels; the basic Clubman's on 16-inchers. How fast is it? Quick; hits 100km/h in 7.6 seconds and tops at 219km/h. The basic Clubman version sprints to 99.2km/h in 9.8 seconds and wellies to 195km/h, which is adequate here. How safe is it? Front, side and head airbags for driver and front passenger with dynamic stability control, electronic brakeforce distribution, cornering brake control, automatic stability and traction control. Park distance controls HK$3,300 extra, ditto Xenon headlights with washers at HK$11,000. How thirsty is it? The Cooper S drinks 6.3 litres per 100km (44.8mpg) combined. The basic Clubman drinks 5.49 litres/100km (51.4mpg). How clean is it? Spews 150 grams of carbon dioxide, equivalent to 1.25 Smart For Twos. The basic Clubman spews 132gpk. Available: HK$353,300 (manual version HK$336,800); basic Clubman HK$285,300 (manual version HK$267,800) at Mini Hong Kong, tel: 3129 9020 (Kowloon) or 3129 9018 (Wan Chai).