2014 MINI Cooper S Totally Revealed [Photo Gallery]
Three cars taking part in a photo shoot have been snagged together, revealing everything we needed to know about the design. To hide the MINI Hatch's elongated proportions, designers have given the car a more swept-back look by tilting the windscreen further back.
The bulges and contours of the bonnet are less obvious than ever and LED daytime running lights have been added in the shape of a corona ring. Also less pronounced is the scoop on the bonnet, which admittedly is not functional, since the turbo engine doesn't have an intercooler on top like the supercharged model once had.
Codenamed the F56, this new MINI is built around the UKL platform, which for the first time will underpin several BMW models as well. Soon after this three-door is launched, there will also be a five-door version as well, which will have two extra small doors for added practicality.
Since our previous reports about LED lights are now proving true, there's no reason to believe this new MINI won't have a much-needed eight-speed automatic option in the future. At launch, the Cooper S will likely continue to offer a turbo four-cylinder, though it might switch to the newer 1.5-liter three-cylinder soon after that.
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