2014 MINI Cooper Spied During Testing

Tony O'Kane | May 20, 2013

MINI's new 2014 Cooper has been spied testing once more, offering a revealing look at the light hatch's new interior and LED tail-light design.

The images suggest that the new model's rear lights will be larger than on the current model, while also revealing a new look to the circular dash design.

The new Cooper appears to be wider and lower than the current-gen R56 model, with more organic styling to emphasise each wheelarch and give a more compact appearance to the car's glasshouse.

The windscreen also appears to have a more shallow rake than before, which should bring aerodynamic improvements as well as a sleeker silhouette.

In addition, a wider and shorter grille will add some visual width to the new Cooper's fascia.

This prototype’s interior also suggests a continuation of previous MINI retro shapes, but with more contemporary details and switchgear.

Entry-level Coopers are expected to make use of a new range of three-cylinder petrol and diesel motors, to be shared with BMW's new compact car line up.

Turbochargers will be extensively employed, and will also make use of BMW's TwinPower twin-scroll turbo technology as well as direct injection.

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  • Smart us says,
    3 years ago
    looks the same.. .would be surprising if it would not bleh
  • exit20 says,
    3 years ago
    It's clearly longer, and I suspect as do many other websites that the interior is taken from a similar BMW model, and will be replaced with Mini's iconic central speedo. I don't think they'll get rid of it since they won't stop highlighting it every time they show a new model off. However, based on the new Zero concept, Mini may be getting ready for a Fiat 500 sized car since this one will be much bigger, and will probably kill the Clubman.
  • Mel says,
    3 years ago
    1 like
    needs a 5 door bad
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