New Mini Cooper S - Not So Mini
BMW has begun the final stage of testing the new Mini Cooper S. The all-new Mini was seen at the Nürburgring in Germany; a favoured track for many manufacturers testing out new cars. The images of the new Mini captured at Nürburgring are slightly intriguing, as they show how this particular model is larger than the current edition.
The main entrance at Nürburgring
In the photos shown the bonnet is considerably longer than before, with a much more prominent overhang; the front wheels have changed as well, being placed noticeably more towards the front of the vehicle. The F56 (as it is codenamed) is certainly a far cry from the otherwise compact Mini models of yesteryear.
The majority of changes are in the front
Various sources have confirmed that the F56 will even have a five-door version, which is a bold move from BMW. Another interesting decision they'll make is whether or not to power the F56 with the new-generation version of the 'Prince' engine (made at Hams Hall). This 208BHP BMW engine is making its debut within the JCW Mini; it can boast an improved fuel economy, which is much more efficient and will more than likely improve responsiveness within the car.
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Written by Jake Higginson.