We’ve got a little stocking stuffer for you today. Another clear shot of the next generation Cooper S doing some final shake-down tests at the Nurburgring in Germany. The image comes courtesy of MF reader Jordan and looks to have been taken earlier this fall.
Like the other Nurburgring testing photos, you can clearly see the new proportions of the next generation MINI in this photo. For starters the front overhang has been increased slightly due to new Euro pedestrian crash standards. Also obvious here is the reworked boot area – also slightly larger and reportedly more reminiscent of the classic Mini. However one thing that hasn’t changed is the overall wheelbase. Thus any increase in rear legroom will come only from the re-sculpted front seats. One other detail seen here are seemingly larger front brake rotors.
You can check out the full size photo below:
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