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 |  Mar 20 2014, 7:45 AM

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MINI introduces its newest Cooper model this year and with it are plenty of new options and accessories.

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 |  Jan 30 2014, 10:01 AM

2014-MINI-cooper-hardtop-08The 2014 MINI Cooper will cost you $250 more than last years model, coming in with an MSRP of $19,950 plus $795 destination charge. Continue Reading…

 |  Aug 07 2013, 1:22 PM

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Before the new 2014 MINI makes its American debut at the LA Auto Show, the iconic British car will first be revealed at the brand’s Plant Oxford on November 18, 2013 at a special event. 

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 |  Jul 13 2013, 10:06 AM

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Originally scheduled to make its auto show debut in Frankfurt this September, the next-generation MINI Cooper will now reportedly be revealed at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

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 |  Jul 01 2013, 2:24 PM

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Set to debut at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, AutoGuide‘s spy photographers have caught the 2014 MINI Cooper S completely undisguised, revealing the next-generation Cooper.

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 |  Nov 23 2012, 11:02 AM

Spattered with black and yellow, the next generation MINI Cooper S was spied testing today.

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 |  Jan 03 2012, 10:00 AM

The launch of the next generation MINI Cooper has been reportedly been pushed back, but according to reports, it will be well worth the wait. Sharing a platform with the next-generation 1 Series, the BMW will arrive first with the MINI (code named F56) being revealed in late 2013.

While similar, insiders say the two will be very different and without knowing you’d never guess they shared the same underpinnings. The MINI’s new design has been described as “modern”, and the most dramatic evolution yet, while still being true to the brand identity. It will reportedly gain a more aggressive look, a direction MINI has been heading in since the launch of the Coupe.

Powering the new cars will be a brand-new 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, with roughly 120 hp in the base Cooper and 180 hp in the Cooper S. That tiny yet powerful engine will show huge gains in fuel economy with as much as 40 mpg highway for the Cooper S and 45 mpg highway for the base Cooper.

With that engine seemingly tapped-out for power, the new platform will reportedly have room for a larger 4-cylinder engine as well – likely for John Cooper Works models. In addition, a 2-cylinder could be offered, for sale in Europe and emerging markets.

Once launched, look for a new Clubman and Convertible to arrive shortly after, with the secong-gen Countryman still a few years after that.

[Source: MotoringFile]

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