The next generation Mini Cooper should hit showrooms in about two years from now. Based on the current model, the new Mini will feature some new sheet metal, revised interior and bigger engines.

The front end of the 2011 Mini Cooper will be much different from the current model. The future Mini will feature more aggressive headlamps, a new nose design with a much shorter hood and a redesigned front bumper. The beltline of the future Cooper will be raised up and the taillights will become trapezoidal in shape. Overall the car will have a much more dynamic coupe-like appearance.

The latest spy shots have revealed a larger grill and wider air dam; these touches hint that the 2011 car could have one of BMW’s Valvetronic engines under the hood. That would make for a much more spirited drive for future Mini owners.


Source: AutoCar

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BMWM6  (488) posted on 05.24.2009

I would take a mini cooper overe he smart car anyday its just more practical

BMWM6  (318) posted on 05.24.2009

This more dynamic features that will be intregrated in the mini is aimed at improving its performance and keeping the market hold while competition becomes more and more tight

BMWM6  (314) posted on 05.24.2009

If yuo saw the recent commercial for the new will understand what BMW is planning for the small coupe.

BMWM6  (421) posted on 05.24.2009

Just in case you are thinking how the valvetronic works for the Bimmer’s engine. The Valvetronic system is a variable valve timing system to offer continuously variable timing (on both intake and exhaust camshafts) along with continuously variable intake valve lift, from 0 to 10 mm, and duration on the intake camshaft only. Valvetronic-equipped engines are unique in that they rely on the amount of valve lift to throttle the engine rather than a butterfly valve in the intake tract. In other words, in normal driving, the "gas pedal" controls the Valvetronic hardware rather than the throttle plate. First introduced by BMW on the 316ti compact in 2001, Valvetronic has since been added to many of BMW’s engines. The Valvetronic system is coupled with BMW’s proven double-VANOS, to further enhance both power and efficiency across the engine speed range

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