Spyshots: 2014 MINI Cooper S Nurburgring Testing
To get ready for the launch, all engine configurations are being tested on the track and off it, and this Cooper S has been spotted by our spy photographers lapping the famous Nurburgring track. The new MINI is not very mini, having grown in just about every proportion. However, this might work for the overall design of the car, which was constrained last time by new crash protection regulations.
Recent report suggest the car is due to be shown either later this year or early next year. However, the Cooper S is scheduled to arrive toward the later part of 2013.
The prototype features bigger wheels than the regular Cooper, as well as a set of twin center-mounted exhaust tips. The 1.6-liter turbo and six-speed manual gearbox should both be kept on.
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