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  • Mini Coupe
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    121 @ 6000
  • Torque @ RPM:
    114 @ 4250
  • Displacement:
    1.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    8.3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    127 mph
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Mini added a Coupe version to its lineup at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and put it on sale in the North American market in early 2012. Since then, the model remained pretty much unchanged and so it will for the 2014 model year.

The new Mini Coupe was previewed by the Coupe Concept that Mini unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and it is based on the Mini Cabriolet. However, unlike the cabriolet, the Coupe offers just two seats on the inside, so customers can enjoy increased trunk space when compared to the Mini Cabriolet.

Despite being a tiny city car and the Gran Turismo-styled rear end, the 2014 Coupe will be intimately distinguished as a Mini model, thanks to its standard headlights and grille.

As with the previous model years, customers can choose between three different versions: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works.

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Mini Axes Coupe, Roadster And Paceman

Mini Axes Coupe, Roadster And Paceman

Amidst growing competition in the compact hatchback and crossover segment, Mini will stop production of its 2014 Mini Coupe, 2014 Mini Roadster, and 2015 Mini Paceman models. The move will help the BMW-owned brand consolidate its offerings as it attempts to justify its premium prices with a more upmarket product approach.

Shirking its previous strategy of adding a variety of models to help instigate growth, Mini will instead opt to focus on a core lineup of just five models. The brand will focus on model quality rather than quantity to help stand out against rivals like the less-expensive 2015 Fiat 500 or 2015 Nissan Juke. 

Speaking at the recent unveiling of the new 2016 Mini Clubman in Berlin, Peter Schwarzenbauer, the BMW board member responsible for the Mini brand, said, “This will be the start of a new era for Mini,” and that the brand is “...kicking off a new chapter where we’re going to expand into the premium compact class,” thus developing Mini’s “visual identity” in the minds of consumers.

Traditionally, Mini has been all about quirkiness and fun, but now, it appears as though it wants to take things a little more seriously.

This new ritzy approach is reflected in the changes performed on the new Clubman wagon. The new car is now much bigger, gaining almost 12 inches in length and over 4.5 inches in width. It’s also more practical, offering four full-size doors and comfortable seating for five. It also looks more upscale, with sleeker, cleaner lines and daytime running lamps in the front. 

No word yet on when exactly the Coupe, Roadster, and Paceman models will finally stop production.

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Mini Won't Replace The Coupe and Roadster

Mini Won’t Replace The Coupe and Roadster

File this one under “things you probably saw coming.” In a recent conversation with U.K. car rag Autocar, Mini marketing boss Ian Robertson suggested that the company is unlikely to build F56-based replacements for the slow-selling Mini Coupe and Roadster. Production of the current Mini Coupe and Roadster at Mini’s plant in Oxford, England is slated to end later this year to make way for new models.

It’s all part of Mini’s plan to move away from niche products and produce cars that appeal to a wider customer base. "There were a couple of niche areas we explored with the old platform," Robertson told Autocar. "With the new platform we are exploring larger niches - the five-door, for instance, opens up a much larger market than perhaps the coupe did. We will substitute some models for those with wider potential offerings. The overall lineup may end up having a few less models in it - but those models will have a higher sales volume potential than what went before."

When asked directly about the future of the Coupe and Roadster, Robertson deflected and reiterated Mini’s plan for higher-volume cars.

As for the better-selling Mini Countryman, Robertson confirmed it would continue for the foreseeable future, but the less-successful Mini Paceman Coupe’s days could be numbered. Both cars are constructed outside of Mini’s Oxford plant under contract with Magna Steyr in Austria.

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Mini Coupe and Roadster Will be Discontinued After 2015

Mini Coupe and Roadster Will be Discontinued After 2015

Humility has never been one of Mini’s strong suits, so it must be tough for the German automaker to admit when it messed up. Unfortunately for Mini, one of those times occurred at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show when Mini USA product boss Patrick McKenna told AutoGuide that the company’s Coupe and Roadster models will be discontinued after next year.

According to McKenna, both the Coupe and Roadster are being axed because of their disappointing sales numbers. This news doesn’t come as a surprise to all those who never warmed up to the two models because they were too similar to the hardtop and convertible versions of the Cooper. Mini tried to distinguish the Coupe and Roadster with their design offerings, but customers never took the bait.

In their eyes, paying a premium for the Coupe and Roadster made no sense when they could get pretty much everything the two models offered from the hardtop and convertible versions of the Cooper. All at a price that was at least a few thousand dollars cheaper than the Coupe and Roadster models.

Take for example the difference between the two-door 2014 Mini Cooper and the Coupe. The former starts at $20,700 while the latter starts at $22,000. The pricing difference between the Cooper Convertible and the Roadster isn’t that big — $25,700 compared to $26,100 — but the point is clear: there’s no room for the Coupe and Roadster when the two-door Cooper and the Cooper Convertible are already entrenched in the lineup.

So Mini’s doing the prudent thing by dropping the Coupe and Roadster together after 2015. In doing so, the German automaker is learning an important lesson. You can’t always win all your battles.

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You May Now Register for Mini Takes the States 2014

You May Now Register for Mini Takes the States 2014

Mini owners, pack your bags, get your car serviced and then get your butt to San Francisco; the Mini Takes the States road rally is back! This biennial event is the largest official Mini road rally covering 18 states, 15 cities and more than 5,000 miles. The trip will begin on Saturday July 26 in San Francisco California and will end two full weeks later on Sunday August 10 in Boston.

Along the way, you will get the chance to see much of our great country as the journey winds West into Colorado, then cuts south into Texas. From there you head towards Memphis, Tennessee and up to Chicago finishing with a northern detour to Buffalo, NY and finally arriving Boston. There are several more stops scattered through the middle as well.

While the cost for the trip will be what you make of it, Mini has thankfully made the entry and registration fees decidedly affordable at $45 per person with kids under 12 and all pets being freebies. If you decide that a 14-day cross-country vacation is not quite your cup of tea, Mini happily invites you to join for any portion of the festivities you prefer.

Whether you own a Cooper Hardtop, Clubman, Countryman or any other member of the Mini brand, join in and have fun.

Click past the jump to read more about the Mini Takes The States Event.

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Mini Completely Updating its Engine, Chassis and Safety for Next-Gen Lineup

Mini Completely Updating its Engine, Chassis and Safety for Next-Gen Lineup

We’ve seen plenty of spy shots of the 2014 Mini Cooper, and we’ve even seen leaked imaged. Heck, we even had Mini officials complaining that leaked images didn’t represent the newly redesigned models properly. Well, Mini is now starting the flow of next-gen information by releasing a very in-depth presser that outlines the chassis, engine and safety updates to the soon-to-be-revealed models.

This press release, which dropped late last night, confirms that the new Mini models will feature three- and four-cylinder powerplants, ranging from a petite 1.5-liter, three-banger up to a 2.0-liter, four-pot that nearly reaches the 200-horsepower mark. Along with these new engines will comes an all-new driveline that will help deliver increase fuel economy across the range.

The chassis will also get some nice refinements that will offer up precision handling and a comfortable ride all at the same time.

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Report: Mini Replacing the Coupe and Roadster With a New Sports Car

Mini previewed the Coupe and Roadster models in 2009 when the concept versions were unveiled and launched the production version in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Despite Mini’s huge expectations, the two models turned out to be simple failures and reports now point toward the company planning to replace them.

According to Mini sources, via Motoring, Mini will replace the two models with a new sports car built on Mini’s new front-drive architecture. According to the report, the new sports car won’t share any body panels with the rest of the Mini lineup, with the only remaining Mini design elements being the round headlights.

Mini will offer the new sports car in both coupe and convertible variants with coming in three trim levels: base, S and JCW. Under the hood, we will see a 1.5-liter turbocharged, three-cylinder engine for the base model and a turbo-charged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for the S and JCW versions.

Expect the new Mini sports car to arrive in late 2015 or early in 2016.

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2014 Mini Coupe

2014 Mini Coupe

Mini added a Coupe version to its lineup at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and put it on sale in the North American market in early 2012. Since then, the model remained pretty much unchanged and so it will for the 2014 model year.

The new Mini Coupe was previewed by the Coupe Concept that Mini unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show and it is based on the Mini Cabriolet. However, unlike the cabriolet, the Coupe offers just two seats on the inside, so customers can enjoy increased trunk space when compared to the Mini Cabriolet.

Despite being a tiny city car and the Gran Turismo-styled rear end, the 2014 Coupe will be intimately distinguished as a Mini model, thanks to its standard headlights and grille.

As with the previous model years, customers can choose between three different versions: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Mini Coupe.

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2012 MINI Coupe Targa Raze by RevoZport

2012 MINI Coupe Targa Raze by RevoZport

When you start thinking about MINI, there’s growing sentiment that the German automaker has become increasingly adept at building some pretty aggressive machines.

Some aftermarket companies has taken notice too, and one of them, RevoZport, has announced their new program for both the MINI Coupe and Roadster, christening it the "Targa Raze."

Built in-house to be the kind of MINI program we just fall head over hells for, the Targa Raze is beyond sick, with a bodykit that includes new bumpers, revised side skirts, and a ventilated hood, all of which are made from carbon and Kevlar. Likewise, a carbon fiber roof and a prominent rear spoiler are part of the program, reducing the car’s weight by 40kg/88 lbs while also widening its profile by 15mm.

Under the hood, RevoZport opted for a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that now comes with new, larger intercooler, new camshafts, a remapped ECU unit, and a new titanium exhaust system. With all these modifications in tow, the Targa Raze now has an impressive output of 250 horsepower, an increase of 69 ponies from the standard model’s 181-horsepower output.

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Mini Coupe JCW GP put on hold

Back in April, our spy photographers captured the first spy shots of a prototype that looked like it would be the Mini Coupe JCW GP. Now, it looks like Mini has changed its mind and canceled their plans for a Coupe JCW GP. The model was supposed to be based on the R56 hatch GP and should have been lighter than the R56 hatch.

Mini cancelled its plans because it was concerned that a GP Coupe would have made the R56 GP less special and unique, and buyers would have lost interest in that model. Now they are going to go about picking their models a little more carefully - a new thing for Mini and their bazillion renditions of the Cooper - and a full line of GP track-ready high performance models is being reconsidered.

We find it hard to believe that Mini would got through all of that trouble, and money, to develop a car that they are just going to cancel right before it’s complete. Something else may be cooking in Mini’s kitchen and we’ll dig a little deeper to discover if it’s decadent dining or just plain slop.

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2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer

German tuner, AC Schnitzer, has blown our minds yet again with another speedy creation based off of a cool, yet uninspiring in power, model. Their new Raptor Concept is based on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe and has just officially become the fastest Mini on the world famous Grand Prix circuit in Hockenheim. With a lap time of 1:10.87 minutes, the new Raptor has catapulted itself into the premier league of real sports cars, making it faster than the previous AC Schnitzer Eagle by about 1.11 seconds.

In order to obtain this impressive result, AC Schnitzer had to optimize all areas of the vehicle. The job started with the engine where the output was increased from 211 HP to 300 HP. A new exhaust system was added and the total weight was reduced by 220 lbs. The tuner also added a sport chassis with adjustable height and, of course, a new set of 18" lightweight metal rims.

Check out the video to see the Mini John Cooper Works Coupe Raptor by AC Schnitzer in action!

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2013 MINI Coupe John Cooper Works by DuelL AG

2013 MINI Coupe John Cooper Works by DuelL AG

Japanese tuner, DuelL AG, has become synonymous with building some of the most awe-inspiring tuning programs on that side of the world. Their latest work on the MINI Coupe only adds to their already sterling reputation.

Using the MINI Coupe John Cooper Works Edition for the build, DuelL AG built a sick-looking aerodynamic kit for the German MINI that comes with a bevy of modded parts, including a louvered hood that has been set on both sides, just above the fenders. In addition, the components also include an aggressive new front bumper with fully integrated LED lights, redesigned side skirts, and a new rear diffuser.

DuelL AG opted to keep the MINI Coupe JCW’s performance numbers untouched, which means that you can expect the car’s 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine to produce an impressive 208 horsepower.

For a car that looks as aesthetically endearing as the MINI Coupe JCW, DuelL Ag did a masterful job in giving the German vehicle some serious attitude. Dare we even say that this program is one of the best-looking aftermarket projects done on the MINI Coupe.

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2013 Mini Coupe JCW GP

2013 Mini Coupe JCW GP

Less than a month after capturing the first spy shots of the Mini Cooper S JCW GP just outside of the Nurburgring during some testing, we now have some shots of the youngest model in Mini’s line-up - the new Coupe - as it sports its new JCW GP equipment. Our spy photographers have spotted a very strange looking Coupe prototype featuring the same wheels and rear diffuser as the GP Hatch prototype spied a few weeks ago. The only explanation that we deemed worthy of this prototype is that a Coupe JCW GP version will be launched soon.

The GP package will make the Coupe lighter when compared to the standard version, but will also add a few extra horses under the hood. Don’t be surprised if there’s anywhere 220 - 230 HP under the hood of this new version.

An official debut for the Mini Coupe JCW GP is expected to be made by the end of 2012, so stay tuned!

UPDATE 07/13/2012: It looks like Mini has changed its mind and canceled their plans for a Coupe JCW GP. The model was supposed to be based on the R56 hatch GP and should have been lighter than the R56 hatch.

Mini cancelled its plans because it was concerned that a GP Coupe would have made the R56 GP less special and unique, and buyers would have lost interest in that model. Now they are going to go about picking their models a little more carefully - a new thing for Mini and their bazillion renditions of the Cooper - and a full line of GP track-ready high performance models is being reconsidered.

We find it hard to believe that Mini would got through all of that trouble, and money, to develop a car that they are just going to cancel right before it’s complete. Something else may be cooking in Mini’s kitchen and we’ll dig a little deeper to discover if it’s decadent dining or just plain slop.

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2012 MINI Coupe by AC Schnitzer

2012 MINI Coupe by AC Schnitzer

AC Schnitzer has started the new year in style with a refreshing tuning kit for the new Mini Coupe with both exterior and interior modifications. In fact, this is the first kit ever produced for the small Coupe, adding one more desirable trait for the German tuner’s package.

Aside from the appeal of being the first tuning kit made available, AC Schnitzer has polished up the exterior with a new decor set available in various designs, with AC Schnitzer decal sets (several versions), a rear sticker stating "Technology & Design," and a rear skirt protection foil. The interior was also enhanced with a new gear knob with digital gear display, a new aluminum pedal set, foot rests, a "Black Line" handbrake handle, and velour foot mats. The final changes made to the aesthetics of the Coupe are the new 18" Mi 1 silver or bi-color wheels.

The biggest changes, however, were provided for the handling and driving characteristics of the Mini Coupe. The vehicle was updated with the use of a new limited slip differential, a stainless steel sports rear silencer with chromed Racing tailpipe trim, a new sports exhaust system, and a high performance brake system, consisting of 4-piston fixed calipers, slotted brake discs, a set of new brake pads, caliper mounting brackets, and steel brake pipes. These modifications can then all be combined with a height-adjustable racing suspension or an AC Schnitzer suspension spring kit, an aluminum strut brace, and a special antiroll bar for the rear axle.

In addition to the plethora of adjustments, AC Schnitzer has also stated that an upgrade package for the Mini Coupe’s four cylinder engine would follow shortly.

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2012 Mini Coupe

2012 Mini Coupe

Only one day after BMW announced the official details on the new generation 1-Series, Mini has also joined in on the party by releasing details of their own for their much anticipated Mini Coupe . Last seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 as a mere concept, the first two-seater in the company’s lineup will make its world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show with sales to begin shortly after. Prices will be announced at a later date.

The new Mini Coupe will come sporting an entire lineup of four cylinder engines ranging from the base Coupe with 121 HP up to the John Cooper Works Coupe with 208 HP. It will also be the fastest-accelerating MINI ever with the highest top speed. The JCW Coupe, for example, will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds and will be capable of a top speed of 149 mph.

UPDATE 06/21/2011: Mini has revealed the official images for their latest model in the line-up, as well as pricing details for the American market. The base model will go on sale at a starting price of $22,000, while the S variant will cost $25,300 and the JCW will be priced at $31,900.

UPDATE 08/09/11: Want to play around and build your own MINI Coupe? Well, now you can get that opportunity! The German automaker has officially unveiled the online configurator for the car, which you can use to make your very own virtual MINI Coupe. Who knows, you might end up liking your work that you buy one for yourself.

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2011 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance

2011 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance

How long has it been since MINI first unveiled the John Cooper Works Coupe? Yeah, it was only a few days ago, but that hasn’t stopped the German automaker from making a race-spec version of their latest pride and joy to compete at the "SP 3T" class of the 2011 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

So, ladies and gentlemen, we’re presenting the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance Racer. Take a good look at it in all its shiny and sparkling glory because there’s a good chance that it’s going to be a little worse for wear after it attempts to run for 24 hours straight together with some of the fastest racers on the planet.

Apparently, MINI has taken itself to task in entering the 24-Hour race at Nurburgring in an attempt to take the next step in auto racing after years of plying its craft in the MINI Challenge sprint race. You might also recall that MINI is also entering the World Rally Championship this year with their sand and dust challenger, the Countryman WRC.

Something tells us that this won’t be the last time we’ll see MINI enter a completely new racing event that’s different from what they’re used to, but that’s getting ahead of ourselves. For now, we’re here to talk about their Nurburgring steed, the JCW Coupe Endurance.

More details on the MINI John Cooper Works Coupe Endurance after the jump.

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MINI Coupe and Roadster arriving in 2011/2012

MINI Coupe and Roadster arriving in 2011/2012

It was first thought that the Mini Coupe and Roadster models would enter production in 2010, but alas, they are not here and they won’t be in showrooms until 2011 and 2012.

“The Coupe will arrive six months after the Countryman, and the Roadster 12 months after the Countryman,” MINI Vice President Jim McDowell revealed to members of the Motor Press Guild. The Countryman is expected to arrive in U.S. dealerships in February 2011, so the Coupe will be in MINI showrooms sometime in late summer with the Roadster arriving in early 2012.

Though we now know a launch year, details on the two cars remain hard to come by. The show car version of the Coupe was equipped with the same 211 horsepower engine that is in the JCW MINI, but we have no idea if that will be the engine on offer with the Coupe when it comes time for production.

The Roadster was fitted with the motor from the Cooper S, but like the Coupe, details on other possible motors remain scarce.

It doesn’t really matter what they put in the Coupe and Roaster models, they are bound to be fun.

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New details on the next MINI Roadster & Coupé

New details on the next MINI Roadster & Coupé

Maybe the most highly anticipated Mini models are the next Coupe and Roadster, both previewed by a concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. These models will be showcasing not only a sportier look, but they will also result in a sportier driving experience than any similar MINI product before them. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long for either one of them because they will both be unveiled in 2011; first the roadster in the late spring and the coupe a few months later.

Both models will get a redesigned front and rear fascia and unique hood designs. The models will also feature exclusive trim and color options. 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.

We’ll bring more details on the MINI Coupe and Roadster as soon as we receive them.

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2012 Mini Coupe and Roadster images leaked

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.

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MINI Coupe and Roadster could hit dealerships by 2011

MINI Coupe and Roadster could hit dealerships by 2011

MINI’s two new birthday cars are closer to seeing the production line, according to MotoringFile.

The MINI Coupe and Roadster, which made their world debut at the
Frankfurt Motor Show as part of MINI’s 50th year anniversary, also made an appearance at the just-finished LA Auto Show and those in attendance dreaming of the day that the two cars would find its way to the assembly line may soon have their wishes granted.

MotoringFile is reporting that engineering for the Roadster and the Coupe has already begun and that the expected date of full production will be around October of next year.

If this in fact is true, then there should be a lot of whooping and hollering among MINI-holics the world over that have waited with baited breath for news that the Coupe Concept and the Roadster would be more than just two pretty birthday treats from MINI.

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2010 Mini Coupe Concept

2010 Mini Coupe Concept

In order to celebrate its 50th anniversary Mini has revealed the Coupe Concept - a model that redefines the Mini’s design language. Set to become MINI’s new flagship coupe for the future, the concept will make its first public appearance at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Coupe Concept will be 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.

With a total length of 3,714 millimeters and a width of 1,683 millimeters, the concept comes with a refreshed look with the windshield laid back giving the car a less-boxy appearance. In addition to that, the honeycomb grille – another MINI staple – has been replaced by three three horizontal slits painted in the same decaled color-way as the rest of the car. You’ll also notice that the racing stripes do not run the entire length of the car in the same color.

Press release after the jump.

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