Several patent drawings obtained by Autoblog show what the news outlet claims are the production designs for the upcoming MINI Coupe and Roadster. Both vehicles look remarkably similar to their concept counterparts, even down to the helmet roof for the Coupe.
The overall design still looks almost identical to the hatches, with the main feature separating the two-doors being a lack of a rear hatch. As for engines, we expect to find a turbocharged version of the 1.6-liter 4-cylinder under the hood.
In a recent conversation we had with MINI U.S.A. Boss Jim McDowell, he commented that we should be pleasantly surprised by some of the surprises in store. He also said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the MINI Roadster came to own the entry-level roadster segment that Mazda currently has locked-down with the Miata.
GALLERY: MINI Coupe and Roadster Patent Drawings