2014 MINI Cooper spied image

The British based automaker MINI is planning to develop an upgraded version of the Cooper, and the first test mules have been recently caught on camera, with a lot of camouflage on their bodies.

Our spy photographers have managed to catch the best shots up to date of the 2014 MINI Cooper. The images posted below are representing the first test mules of the new model and they have been shot in Germany. The models’ exterior camouflage is quite tricky because at a first look, the vehicles look pretty much the same as the outgoing versions but there are actually a lot of differences between these cars and the ones already available for order.

For example, the 2014 MINI Cooper has huge headlight units, a similar but smaller front grille, slimmer A-pillars and a longer hood. The new model will also be slightly longer and wider than the outgoing version. The exterior may seem familiar but once you will step inside, that “déjà vu” sense will go away because the new model will ditch the center-mounted speedometer for a traditional instrument cluster. A variety of fuel efficient engines are expected to make their way under the hood of the new model, along with possibly three-cylinder TwinPower units.