Edmunds finally gets around to giving us it’s take on the prototype 2007 MCS they drove with the rest of the automotive world this past July. Here’s an excerpt:

>There’s no point in delaying the inevitable. What you really want to know is this: Yes, the new 2007 Mini drives like a real Mini — full of verve when pushed hard over challenging sections of blacktop. And, yes, it achieves the specific aim set out by parent company BMW by improving on its hugely successful predecessor in just about every conceivable area. There’s a sophisticated air about the new car that I’m certain will see it attract an even wider audience than the outgoing model, of which some 800,000 have now rolled from the refurbished Mini factory in England since its introduction in 2001.

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