Mini Coupe Concept

August 26, 2009


Its Mini’s 50th anniversary since the public debut of Alec Issigonis’ original Mini! And to celebrate they have unveiled their latest creation; A Mini Coupe Concept!
This Concept looks good but i have to say, the little vent thingies on the corners of the rear bumper have to go. I dont think anything has changed in the engine or drivetrain, nothing that i can tell of in the online articles or photographs. It’s still run by a 1.6L I4 with a turbocharger making 211bhp and 197lb.ft of torque, its a great engine, small, powerful and agile. I cant wait to see this thing hit the streets, it is one of the cars i think would look better in real life than in the photographs.

I like Mini, every car they make, aside from the Clubman, i would drive. A whats interesting is Mini is funded, design, built and owner by BMW and every car BMW makes is either a RWD or AWD car. The Mini is the only car they operate that runs on a FWD platform and best of all it was actually designed to feel like a RWD car. Rumors of BMW working on a AWD Mini are gaining momentum, i hope it turns out to be true!

Check out the rest of the photos and details here.

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2 Responses to “Mini Coupe Concept”

  1. Nice Pix of the new coupe! Can’t wait to see the Roadster.

    I’ve posted another batch at artofthestate.wordpress.com

    Thank you

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