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MINI Cooper five-door spied

 MINI Cooper five-door spied
2014 MINI Cooper five-door spy photo 08.11.2012 / Automedia

Could replace the Clubman

MINI's ever-expanding lineup is about to gain another addition as our spies have snapped photos of a five-door Cooper.

Essentially a more practical version of the Clubman, the five-door Cooper has a familiar design with a prominent grille and rounded headlights. We can also see a tailgate-mounted spoiler, seven-spoke alloy wheels and a center-mounted dual exhaust system which implies this prototype is an "S" variant.

The model will ride on the UKL platform which will also underpin the production version of the BMW Concept Active Tourer. It has a modular design and the five-door Cooper appears to ride on an extended-length version of the architecture.

Engine options remain unconfirmed, but we can expect the model will be offered with the new 1.5-liter three-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine. BMW has previously said the petrol variants will have outputs ranging from 122-224 HP (90-165 kW) while the diesel will develop between 82-184 PS (60-135 kW).

The five-door Cooper is expected to be unveiled in the second-half of 2013.

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Comments (8)

 FossilRabbit FossilRabbit
Who is copying whom? I think you've got it backwards. MINI styling was fully intact many moons ago.
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April 3, 2014 12:57 pm
 DejanMatic DejanMatic
Mini 5 door is cheap copy of Lifan 320
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November 9, 2012 6:31 am
 DejanMatic DejanMatic
Lifan 320? It's a Lifan 320 for 2007. Big salut from Serbia!
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November 9, 2012 6:29 am
 9TNine 9TNine
This I like and has spiked my interest in the MINI brand again, since 2006. Liked the original Stephenson-designed BMW MINI but not the revised one - headlights too big. Hopefully this would be better.
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November 9, 2012 3:33 am
 ucplayer ucplayer
MUST HAVE MOAR VERSIONS!
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November 8, 2012 8:46 pm
 BimmerE36 BimmerE36
These "MINIs" are getting bigger and more awkward through time...
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November 8, 2012 6:08 pm
 ifudge ifudge
Bout time. I think it will sell well.
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November 8, 2012 5:12 pm