5-door MINI Cooper spied image

The British based automaker MINI is currently testing a five-door version of the new Cooper generation which is expected to make its way onto the market sometimes next year.

Our spy photographers have managed to catch the five-door version of the MINI Cooper on camera once again as the model has been taken out for a “spin” by the carmaker. This is the first five-door version of the new MINI hatchback and it’s believed to make its way onto the market in the second half of 2014. Just like its three-door brother, the five-door version will also ride on the new UKL1 modular platform, developed for front- and all-wheel drive, which will also be used by the BMW 1-Series Gran Turismo MPV.

The new MINI Cooper, in its five-door body style, is expected to be slightly longer than the newly unveiled three-door version and this will probably be translated into more legroom for the rear passengers. Rumors are saying that besides the addition of the two new doors, this variant of the MINI Cooper will also get a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel units under its hood, while the sportier Cooper S and JCW (John Cooper Works) will get the updated four-cylinder engines. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment.