Spyshots: 2014 MINI Cooper S Testing at the Nurburgring
A lot has changed since the past year, as three brand new small hot hatches, the Renault Clio RS, Ford Fiesta ST and Peugeot 208 GTi. All use 1.6-liter turbo engines, just like the Cooper S, and all are very dynamically competent.
Thus, MINI news to ensure this new Cooper S is very good, otherwise people will stop comparing their car to go-kart.
It is yet unclear if the Cooper S will use a new 1.5-liter turbo, 3-cylinder turbo engine or the update the 1.6-liter currently used by the car.
Our sources tell us the 2014 MINI Cooper range will offer a much more modern 8-speed automatic gearbox. This is perhaps the real headline grabber of this car, as it better matches the refined nature premium vehicles should have.
❐ Check out the 2014 MINI Cooper S Testing at the Nurburgring photo gallery