2014 MINI Cooper S spied image

The 2014 MINI Cooper S has been recently spied while being tested at the Nurburgring with less camouflage on its body.

The British based automaker MINI is currently working on an upgraded version of the popular Cooper S, which is expected to make its way onto the market later on this year or in early 2014. The model in question has been spotted while being tested on the famous German track, the Nurburgring, with less camouflage on its body. Compared to the outgoing version, the prototype pictured below seems to be longer and wider and the model seems to adopt a smaller grille, slimmer A-pillars and a longer hood.

The air intake mounted on the bonnet on this prototype is well visible and that’s why we believe that this is actually the Cooper S version. The model is expected to get a new 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine under its hood, which should produce a total output of 180 HP. The John Cooper Works (JCW) version will receive a similar unit, which will produce 220 HP. The biggest changes will be in the cabin, where the model will get a more traditional instrument cluster, instead of the center mounted speedometer. Additional details on the 2014 MINI Cooper S are limited for the moment.