New MINI even bigger than ever!

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BMW releases details on new MINI

In another significant step away from the iconic nameplates origins, a new-generation MINI was unveiled today by BMW.

You guessed it, it will be even larger than the model it replaces!

While the original MINIs lived up to their name with those famously tiny proportions, the new model increases by a substantial 98 mm in overall length.

Width is increased by 44 mm, height by 7 mm, and the MINI also gets a longer wheelbase (+ 28 mm), and a larger track width (front + 42 mm, rear + 34mm) as well!

Aside from the bigger dimensions, the new MINI features slight exterior refinements incorporating new headlamps and daytime driving lights – LED headlamps, indicators, fog lamps, rear lights and even interior lights are all optional.

Under the bonnet the new MINI boasts a choice of three engines:

  • MINI Cooper – 100kW and 220Nm three-cylinder engine
  • MINI Cooper S – 141kW and 280Nm four-cylinder petrol engine
  • MINI Cooper D – three-cylinder diesel engine producing 85kW and 270Nm

And the MINI has also received significant suspension upgrades, which BMW say only Intensify the typical MINI go-kart feeling.

New MINI even bigger than ever!
The cabin of the new MINI Cooper S.

Kai Bruesewitz, general manager for MINI Australia, the new MINI is an exciting combination of sophisticated new technologies and engineering, blended with the familiar and energetic MINI character.

“The new MINI receives the latest technology and features for a much higher level of refinement.  At the same time, we’ve retained the engaging “go-kart” driving style this iconic vehicle is known for.

At this stage there is no official confirmation of when the new model will arrive in Australia or pricing and specification details either.

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