While car lovers are waiting for the third generation of the popular Mini Cooper, which should make its debut at motor show in Los Angeles in November, the British automaker has unveiled Vision concept heralds a new school of design companies.
Mini Vision Concept redesign
Although Cooper sold in high numbers in the first two generations, with annual sales of over 200,000 copies, but failed to justify the high investment owners of BMW, and no additional sales Countryman crossover failed to meet the Germans. When BMW decided to try and be in the vehicle with front wheel drive (as the 1-Series GT) gave birth to the idea of a common platform with Cooper, currently carries UKL1 tag. The first such car will be just Cooper, and the platform is modular enough to be on it based vehicles with three wheelbases, two seat height and length of 3.8 to 4.4 meters. How many Germans have big plans for this platform is perhaps best illustrated by the fact that the expected annual sales of over one million copies annually, but it is still back Vision concept.
Anders Warming has designed the BMW Vision’s studio in Munich, and at first glance one can see that this is evolution, not revolution. This means that the lines remained almost identical to the previous two generations, but with a big enough change that the customer notices that it is a new car. New Cooper will, otherwise, at the start to be only available in the hatchback version of the three-door, and will be followed by a convertible.
Mini Vision Concept engine
Some stories say that the Internet is expected to be a five-door hatchback and sedan, but the British automaker has not confirmed (nor denied) the news. In terms of mechanics offer would still be based on BMW’s 1.6L petrol unit, which will develop 74 hp, 97 hp, 120 hp, 181 hp or 208 hp while the offer will equal size and diesel with 89 hp, 110 hp or 141 hp.
Later he expected an electric version, and for the first time in the offer will include a series of new petrol and diesel engines I3. In any case, the new Cooper expected great things, and more information will be known for several months.