During the recent LA Autshow MotoringFile had a chance to sit down with head of MINI Design Anders Warming to discuss the F56. Hearing the man who led the design of the car inside and out go into detail about the design is with such articulation personally helped unlock some of the F56 for me. It also serves as a reminder that there are real people behind the cars that we love or don’t love. And whatever you think of the design, the ingenuity that is present throughout the design is something to behold – especially in person.

While the car hadn’t technically been unveiled yet, Anders walked us through the new car while we looked at key photos on his iPad. He was also gracious enough to answer several reader questions while also giving us some key insights into how the F56 came about.

It’s a must listen interview for any MINI fan.

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