It just wouldn’t be new MINI product cycle without some exploratory Photoshop on the part of AutoExpress. At least this time they’re admitting that the images are what the next generation MINI “could look like.” But lets be clear, this is not a rendering based on insider info. This is a shot in the dark at best.
Looks like they’ve started with the R56, added in the headlights and other details from the Countryman and a couple extra doors. For all their speculation, these images show a reasonable indication of just how four doors could work on the MINI F55.
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