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2012 Mini Coupe and Roadster images leaked


After Mini unveiled the Coupe and Roadster concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, they announced both would be followed by a production version shortly. Today we can bring you the first illustrations, patent-office drawings actually, of the production version models.

The Coupe Concept is powered by a 1.6-liter twin-scroll turbocharged power unit carried over from the MINI John Cooper Works. The engine delivers 211 hp and a peak torque of 192 lb-ft. The Roadster concept is powered by a 1.6 Liter twin scroll turbocharged engine, the same power plant that is used in the MINI Cooper S. Boasting go-fast-goodies, like direct gasoline injection, the boosted mill generates a maximum output of 175 HP and peak torque of 177 lb-ft.

These models seem to follow closely to the forward momentum Mini is trying to gain to expand its market and boost sales. The use of the John Cooper Works engine further illustrates this point considering Mini has been using this model to appeal to the male portion of the population. Both models will be priced at just over $30,000, with sales to begin next summer.

Source: Inside Line



5 comments:

Well, it may be uglier and less practical but it’s certain to be just as unreliable as other Minis.

I like this mini car better than the other models, it looks like, a wider model of a convertible Beetle.

Pretty neat and decent looking car, i bet this is fun to drive. just like the Mazda 5.

I went and saw the 370...it’s not as bad as I thought, though I still prefer the looks of my 350. In addition, the interior isn’t as much an improvement as I thought...Mainly just the center stack is better. Back to topic though. I think that looks better than the 350 roadster and I never really liked the helipad in the back of the 350.

Looks more fun to drive, but we don’t know if it is the official image of the new mini, we’ll just have to wait for more announcements. Anyway, this is a worth to wait isn’t it?

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