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Five-door F55 MINI Spotted

Spy Photos | February 16th, 2014 by 2
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The upcoming F55 MINI was spotted at Munich Airport. In about three weeks time, the new 3-door F56 MINI goes on sale and will be …

The upcoming F55 MINI was spotted at Munich Airport. In about three weeks time, the new 3-door F56 MINI goes on sale and will be followed a few months later by the F55 five-door model and the F57 convertible.

Built on a new front-wheel drive platform, the next generation MINI has already been praised by journalists from around the world. The go-kart driving feeling remains and it has now been augmented by BMW-like dynamics.

The F55 prototype spotted in Munich wears little to no camouflage and showcases a longer wheelbase. At the rear, the prototype carries a conventional tailgate, and the new MINI taillights.

Five door F55 MINI Spotted

At launch time, the F55 will be offered mainly with three-cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol. All these variants will stand out with their exceptional fuel consumption, for example the Cooper D will report 3.5 to 3.6 liters per 100  km. The faster petrol variant, 122 hp, while it runs 1.2 seconds faster than previous generation, it reports better fuel consumption: 4.5 to 4.6 liters per 100 km.

The high-end model will be the MINI Cooper S powered by a four-cylinder unit, more specifically the new B48 2.0 liter with 192 hp and 300 Nm of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h, the F55 Cooper S will run in 6.7 seconds.

Five door F55 MINI Spotted

Compared to the previous generation, the new MINI also gets more standard and optional features, some specific to premium cars, like Head-Up Display, LED headlights, active cruise control and traffic sign recognition.

In the U.S., the three-door F56 Cooper will start at $19,950 and the Cooper S at $23,600 – plus a $795 Destination and Handling charge. So we expect the F55 variant to be priced slightly above.

[Source: Bimmertoday]

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