2014 MINI Cooper S Spied With New Head and Taillights

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

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

Last May a different version of the next-generation MINI showed up in spy photos, but this time the car has dual exhaust pipes, lower profile tires and what looks like a covered air intake on the hood. It also has different head and tail lights than the car in previous photos.

It does, however, have the same slanted windshield as the test mule spotted earlier in the year. MINI is expected to give the new car a sleeker look more in line with BMW, its parent company. When it debuts, it will have more than tweaked styling in common with the brand. That’s because the new car will share its platform with the BMW 1 Series, growing slightly in both length and width.

Production is expected to begin on the new car sometime in early 2013 with arrival expected late in the year.

GALLERY: 2014 MINI Cooper S spy photos

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

More by Luke Vandezande

Join the conversation