We must say, the coupe stance fits the MINI like a glove. As the manufacturer says, the Coupe comes with an "unusually attractive vision of how the model family may well develop in future."
The Coupe Concept is a mix of previous MINI models, with a twist of originality. The front side panels are sourced from the MINI Convertible, while the body joint is inspired by the MINI Cooper S. On the other side, the new positioning of the A-pillars makes up for a brand new roof line.
And if you find the rear of the MINI appealing, don't think it looks like that just for the sake of it. The manufacturer says the rear end has been designed more with driving dynamics and efficiency rather than looks.
The two seater was built by MINI so that it can accommodate most of the engines in the manufacturer's line-up, including the most powerful engine available in the range: the 1.6l twin-scroll turbocharged unit. (211 hp and a peak torque of 260 Nm.)
As MINI said, the Coupe Concept is a preview of what is to come from the British manufacturer in its second half-century of existence. Today, August 26, marks 50 years since the first MINI came into the public eye.
Happy Birthday, MINI!