It's been rumored for some time that MINI has been toying with the idea of a 4 door MINI. It would seem that MINI would be trying to broaden the appeal of the car with this move. However my questions is who would this vehicle appeal to? Would anyone here consider it? Here's the article from last January about the possibility of a 4 door MINI:

BMW designers are toying with the idea of rear sliding doors like those on the forthcoming Peugeot 107. Access to the boot could be via two individual doors opening outwards like the old Mini Traveller. Power will come from all-new four cylinder petrol engines, the result of a joint venture between BMW & Peugeot-Citroen. The move will ensure that BMW can ditch the current 1.6litre Chrysler engine now supplied by arch-rival Mercedes-Benz. (