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Old 7th July 2013, 14:47   #16
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More than the looks, I am interested to see how BMW manage the FWD architecture. And in the new avatar, the Mini is expected to get a 5-door hatchback version as well.
Good point, Sir.

The 328i is rear-wheel-drive but the new Cooper S will most definitely be front-wheel-drive. And both cars will be powered by the same 240 odd twin-scroll N20 engine. It's good to see that they're replacing the unreliable Peugeot mill, but will a front-wheel-drive car be able to handle all that torque, e-diff aside? The 1.6 liter 185 horsepower R56 Cooper S torque steered but not uncontrollably. I wonder how the new one will behave under hard acceleration.

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And, I'm sorry guys, but a 5 door MINI? I really hate that idea. The whole point of buying a MINI is to have a small fast hatch that's fun to drive and looks good.

The 5 door version won't be anywhere near as good as the original one, and that just spoils the appeal of the MINI.

I don't see larger versions of the Fiat 500 or the VW Beetle or the Citroen DS3, or any other hot hatch, to make it more family friendly, because it defeats the purpose of buying those cars!.
While a 5 door Mini will widen its customer base, the enthusiast may not approve. I for one don't care as long as the 3-door hatch is available.

By the way, Fiat's 500 has spawned several body styles in the recent past, including an 'estate' with 3 rows of seats, a 4 door hatch and a sub-compact SUV.
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The Fiat 500 does have a L version, with five doors and chubby looks. Even the DS3 has a five door variant. Rest assured,both don't a candle to their respective originals. And to build a five door Beetle, that would be ridiculous. But the Mini's shape will take to five doors with a breeze, so that shouldn't be much of a concern here.
Fiat’s expansion of 500 brand (500L, 500x, 500 L Living etc.) is quite similar to what Mini is doing with the spin-outs like Countryman, Clubman, Paceman etc. Similarly, I hope the original is kept as it is, and the 5-door variant is given a separate identity.

OT: Can you provide a link/picture of the 5-door DS3. I remember seeing only the 2-door convertible and 3-door hatchback. Thanks.
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Oh. I didn't know the 500 had a five door version, I just googled it and I think it looks very silly indeed.

The 5 door MINI may look better than that, but it still bothers me a bit.

Agreed that it may bring more customers to MINI ,just like how the Cayenne and the Panamera got Porsche more customers, but I think the MINI will lose its 'coolness' factor.
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OT: Can you provide a link/picture of the 5-door DS3. I remember seeing only the 2-door convertible and 3-door hatchback. Thanks.
Er, my bad, there isn't a direct 5 door iteration of the DS3, but it does share it's chassis, architecture and lot of other visual bits with the bigger C3. One can say, it's a slightly exclusive and bolder spin-off of the C3.

The DS3(left) glorifying the C3's(right) front:-
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Baffled with the not-so-good spy shots came out a few days back, Mini has released its own spy shot, along with a statement – a cheeky one indeed!

Details here: Autocar UK

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Spotted Undisguised: Mini Cooper 2014.

Source: http://www.carscoops.com/2013/07/all...s-scooped.html


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Spotted Undisguised: Mini Cooper 2014.
Please do check a few posts before. The pics are already there in the previous page. Thanks.
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Some interesting facts about the upcoming 2014 Mini:
  • Variants galore – regular 3 door hatch followed by a 5-door hatchback, Cabriolet, Clubman (with a pair of i3-like rear doors), Countryman, Paceman, a roadster, and even an MPV!
  • New 1.5L 3 cyl turbocharged engine (120-190bhp). BMW’s latest contribution to the downsizing trend.
  • Retains the centrally mounted large display, and gets heads-up display for the first time.
  • Full LED headlamps, self-parking, rear-view camera etc.
  • Gearbox choice between the standard 6-speed manual or the acclaimed 8-speed ZF automatic.
Complete details here (Autocar UK)
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MINI's All-New MPV Has 6 Doors.

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An MPV based on the new UKL1 platform built by launched and this test mule is being used for development. The back appear to be based on the countryman and the front on the new Cooper S, but we can't really tell for sure. At the back though, we have two doors instead of a hatch, hinged to either side like on a van.
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/sp...ors-71142.html
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Bigger and better: BMW reveals all-new Mini
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The 2014 Mini has been revealed and is the most high-tech incarnation yet

The all-new Mini has been unveiled on what would have been the 107th birthday of Sir Alec Issigonis, creator of the original Mini. The latest Mini is based on an all-new platform, adopts a range of new technology and, like the current car, will be built at Mini’s Oxford factory. It will go on sale in spring 2014.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-new-Mini.html
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The all-new 2014 Mini was unveiled at its factory in Oxford, England. The new car features numerous changes to the exterior as well as the interior and mechanicals.

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2014 MINI Cooper Hatch in Full Detail .







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First look of the new Mini - by Autoexpress UK:

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Mini 2014
Cockpit, which boasts high-quality materials and good feel. And the speedometer is finally where it belongs: in front of the steering wheel.

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2014 Mini Prices revealed.

From launch it is available in three versions, two of which roll for the first time with three cylinders:
1. Mini Cooper with 1.5-liter engine and 136 hp will cost at least € 19,700.

2. Mini Cooper D, a 1.5-liter turbo diesel with 116 PS, will cost 21,450 euros.
3.Top model Cooper S generates a two-liter four-cylinder, also turbocharged, 192 hp and 280 Newton meters of torque, costing 23,800 euros in the price list.

All models meet the Euro 6 emissions standard.
The diesel will also consume only 3.5 to 3.6 liters of fuel after the NEDC.



http://www.autobild.de/artikel/mini-...e-4468610.html
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