BMW successfully reincarnated the ever popular Mini and made it a true force to be reckoned with on the global stage. This car that is packed with attitude and has become something of a fashion icon over the past decade is set to be replaced with an all-new model. The question is whether the Oxford plant that produces the Mini can pull off this metamorphosis for the difficult second album.
Revealed today, the all-new F56 Mini still packs a punch when it comes to unique styling. With an evolutionary approach to architecture, the new car is instantly recognisable as a Mini whilst looking thoroughly modern. It is longer, wider and taller than its predecessor boasting improvements in interior space including a 30% boost in load capacity for the boot. Inside the 2014 model continues a familiar Mini theme but now incorporates an 8.8 inch infotainment display into the circular console. There are three turbocharged engines available from launch; a 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol that will do 62MPG, a 1.5 litre diesel three cylinder capable of 80MPG, the Cooper S that packs a 2.0 litre four cylinder petrol engine with 189BHP. The range kicks off at £15,300 for the cheapest Cooper, a more affordable Cooper One is expected later next year.