Our “Next Generation MINI Revealed” story has proven to incredibly popular since it was first published in March of 2005. A quick look at recent MotoringFile stats shows that it was even our most popular story this month – 17 months after it was originally written. From rearview mirror control placement to seat levers, it has about everything imaginable except for maybe final specifications and un-camouflaged photos.

So with this in mind we thought it might be time to revisit the article that launched so much of the speculation we’ve followed for the past year and a half. Beyond providing a look back, it may even help answer a few questions that have cropped up since MINI’s official R56 preview last week.

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