LA Preview: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Ready for North American Debut in LA

LA Preview: MINI Coupe and Roadster Concepts Ready for North American Debut in LA

MINI’s two new concept cars are slated to make an appearance at the LA Auto Show, giving Los Angeles residents and local media a first chance to see the two fun cars since their world premiere at the Frankfurt Auto Show. MINI has confirmed that the Coupe Concept will go into production along with another model, which we assume is the convertible.

Both concept cars are powered by the same John Cooper Works turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder as the current line of top-level MINIs, making 211hp and 192 ft-lbs of torque, with a bump to 206 ft-lbs possible thanks to an overboost function.

Inside the MINI Coupé Concept keeps much of the traditional MINI interior style. There are even two clocks inside, one for keeping time and one for keeping lap times.

We’ll be sure to bring you any updates if MINI makes any more official announcements about the future of the Coupe and Roadster concepts.

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