2014 Mini Cooper

Mini Cooper has proved so successful for BMW to German carmaker did not want to wait or lounge cars in Los Angeles or Tokyo for a few days earlier released the first photos and official information about the new third generation.

The 2014 Mini Cooper is being developed under the codename F56 , and brings the evolution of the popular hatchback design, larger dimensions and perhaps most important of all – a new platform and a selection of new I3 engine that will be installed in many BMW models.

2014 Mini Cooper

 2014 Mini Cooper redesign

With dimensions of 3,821 mm length , 1,727 mm width and 1,414 mm height , the new 2014 Cooper is 98 mm longer , 44 mm wider and 7 mm higher compared with the model that replaces , said the move was made to release a larger interior space , including and the trunk , which is higher by 30 % to 211 liters. With design by Mini certainly does not bring a revolution but evolution of the popular designs , and many lines we have seen in the Vision concept from a few months ago.

2014 Mini Cooper

Similar conclusions can be drawn for the interior of 2014 Mini Cooper , which is almost identical to the predecessor , and there will be a new display that projects information on a small folding screen on the control panel ( so the driver receives information about the current speed, navigation and state of individual systems , and control the music player and radio) , rear-view camera system for assistance when parallel parking and a system that “remembers” signs in traffic.

2014 Mini Cooper engine

In terms of mechanics, 2014 Mini Cooper start with a new 1.5L turbocharged I3 engine that develops 136 hp and 220 Nm of torque, which is enough to accelerate to 100 km / h in 7.9 seconds . The only other petrol option is a 2.0L I4 turbo developing 192 hp and 280 Nm of torque , and this version is the fastest at the moment, with acceleration to 100 km / h in 6.8 seconds . For fans of diesel 2014 Mini Cooper offer only 1.5L I3 engine, which develops 116 hp and 270 Nm of torque , while its average fuel consumption is just 3.5 liters per 100 kilometers with CO2 emissions of 92 g / km . Somewhat later, the offer will be extended with new versions , such as the Mini Cooper and John Cooper Works sports , but about them for now no more . All models of 2014 Mini Cooper offer a standard six-speed manual transmission , which transmits power to the front wheels , and the only option is automatic with the same number of gears . Other mechanical changes related to an entirely new platform , which carries the tag UKL1 in the future it will trigger many BMW models starting with the new 2- Series Active Tourer.

2014 Mini Cooper

2014 Mini Cooper release date and price

When it goes on sale this spring , the buyer of  2014 Mini Cooper will be able to choose between Cooper , Cooper D and Cooper S with a starting price in the domestic market of 15,300 pounds ( 18,300 euros or 24,900 dollars ) .

Although at first glance does not look drastic changes  2014 Mini Cooper is new in every respect . When you look at the popularity of its predecessor , the new improved model can only continue with success .