These latest spy shots show a prototype for the new MINI Cooper, the third generation of the modern version of the iconic nameplate. The images reveal some never-before-seen details for the car, which has already been previewed by the MINI Vision concept and will be revealed in full on November 18.
Key design details include a hexagonal radiator grille, auxiliary lights mounted in the grille, LED headlights (though perhaps as an option), ring-shaped daytime running lights integrated with the headlights, and jewel-like tail-lights.
A close look at the interior in some of the shots also gives an idea of what to expect for the cabin, confirming that the latest MINI series will maintain the round-gauged retro look (previous prototypes had a makeshift BMW 1-Series interior), albeit in a toned-down fashion.
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At launch, a 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine will deliver approximately 134 horsepower and 162 pound-feet of torque (169 pound-feet with overboost function), while a 2.0-liter four-cylinder will offer 189 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque (221 pound-feet with overboost).
Stay tuned for more information on the 2014 MINI Cooper as development progresses, but in the meantime check out the following links: