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Details and images of the all-new MINI Hatch – due to be launched in Spring 2014 – have finally been revealed. While the new design is still instantly recognisable as a MINI, the car is completely new from the ground up. And, the New MINI has been embiggened. Again.
The body of the new MINI is 3,821mm long (MINI Cooper S is 3,850mm), 1,727mm wide and 1,414mm tall. This makes it 98mm longer, 44mm wider and 7mm taller than its predecessor. The wheelbase has also been extended by 28mm, while the track width has been enlarged at the front by 42mm and at the rear by 34mm. The result is a more spacious interior with “greater room for up to four occupants and their luggage”.
Powering the new MINI range are three entirely new engines each featuring MINI TwinPower Turbo Technology. All of the engines offer improved performance figures, with maximum power across all three variants produced lower down the rev range. The Cooper Hatch has a 134bhp three-cylinder petrol engine while the Cooper S Hatch is powered by a four-cylinder petrol engine which develops 189bhp. There is also a Cooper D Hatch which comes with a three-cylinder diesel engine with an output of 114bhp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard featuring rev matching on downward shifts and a six-speed automatic transmission is available as an option on each engine.
We aren’t sure if bigger is necessarily better when it comes to a MINI but we are looking forward to finding out when the New MINI is launched in Spring 2014.
New MINI Trailer via – AutoMotoTV