The F56 is officially growing on us. We will be the first to admit the extended front overhang was disappointing to see when we first laid eyes on the car back in September. Especially given MINI”s history of wheels on the corners philosophy. But given the added pedestrian safety and the fact that all front wheel drive cars with transversely mounted engines either have or will have the same proportions, we’re quickly getting used to it.


And that’s a good thing because the 2014 F56 MINI is a revelation in every way. From the fluidity of the chassis to the excellent three and four cylinder engines to the vastly improved interior we can’t wait for our own to arrive later this spring. But in the meantime, we have photos. Lots of them. Courtesy of the UK press launch of the Cooper D and Cooper S. Enjoy.