MINI Coupe to Debut at Frankfurt Auto Show as New Halo Performance Model

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood

Two years after it’s debut as a concept at the Frankfurt Auto Show, MINI is set to unveil the production version of its Coupe model at the same venue.

The design of the Coupe isn’t expected to change much, but MINI will position the car as its new performance model. According to the MINI enthusiasts at MotoringFile, the Coupe will weigh as much as 150 lbs less than the hatchback with a more rigid chassis. And with the next generation of MINI Cooper hatchbacks getting a variety of 3-cylinder powertrains, the 4-cylinder Coupe will be the undeniable performance leader.

MINI will reportedly debut the car in S and John Cooper Works trim to start, with debate ongoing as to whether it will offer a lower-priced and less powerful Cooper model.

[Source: MotoringFile]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. He has won numerous automotive journalism awards including the Best Video Journalism Award in 2014 and 2015 from the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC). Colum founded Geared Content Studios, VerticalScope's in-house branded content division and works to find ways to integrate brands organically into content.

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