Wheels24.co.za gets some seat time in an R56 MCS.

>Evolutionary rather than revolutionary.

>Yet the changes are important, ranging from new engines through to better safety for pedestrians to improved ride and handling and a bit more space inside and in the boot.

>In short, the essence of the BMW Group’s first MINI has been retained, but a lot of problem areas have been improved upon or fixed altogether.

>The main speeches at the world launch of the new car in Barcelona were in German and this, I suspect, was aimed at underscoring how BMW engineers have refined and improved upon the old Rover Group design and injected it with Teutonic thoroughness and design excellence.

There isn’t anything here we haven’t already seen or heard, but it is nice to see a perspective on the car after being driven on actual city streets.

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