More details on the future Mini Cooper
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.