Recently, I heard from a friend at MINI who mentioned how he finds it great fun watching MotoringFile visitors speculate on the next generation MINI – the R56. I suppose he's right – it must be really interesting to know how the new car is shaping up while simultaneously hearing what people are guessing it'll be like. I'm sure many of our assumptions will be on target, but I can almost guarantee that we'll all be surprised in some way or another by the new car.

So, instead of endlessly speculating on the R56, I thought it might be nice to turn the tables and ask our visitors at MotoringFile what they'd like to see in the next MINI. For instance, would you want a revolutionary or evolutionary design? For example would more power be enough to offset increased weight? Or is it time for the interior design to become less whimsical and more serious? Lets hear your ideas!

Note: More on the R56 can be found here.