MotoringFile Exclusive: Various numbers have been bandied about concerning the overall increase in length of the 2007 MINI. However we’ve heard from several sources the same number and now we can confirm that the 2007 MINI will grow just a little over two inches (60mm) with no discernible difference in passenger space. The added length will help the R56 meet the new European pedestrian crash test standards.

Interestingly we’re told that all other dimensions are within 1-2 inches of the current model, and not all are bigger.

Related: MotoringFile R56 Section