The iconic MINI line of cars is soon to get a through update. In their 2014 avatar, the cars will be incorporate more than cosmetic changes and offer a significantly different package to the customers. One of the test mules of the 2014 Mini Cooper has been photographed by our friends at Worldcarfans.
Primed for official debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, the 2014 MINI Cooper will be bigger in size as compared with the current gen models. It will be longer and wider than the current MINIs with a longer bonnet. On the outside, the visual difference will include a slimmer set of A-pillars, a smaller radiator grille, redesigned tail-lamps and new bumpers. On the inside, the big backlit central speedo also housing the menu screen will be shown the bin in favor of a traditional setup. The round shape of the central instrument panel, however will be retained to house the audio and other controls.
The new MINI will be powered at the front wheels, a new BMW platform which is termed as FAA. The new FWD platform will power a whole bunch of new BMW small cars like the 1-series GT and the next-generation X1.
While the base variants will get the latest gen three-cylinder TwinPower BMW engines, the go-faster Cooper S John Cooper Works models will feature 1.6-liter turbo petrol units with about 180PS for the S version. The power will be bumped up to about 220bhp for the top of the line John Cooper Works versions.
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