BMW’s sub-brand MINI is planning to officially unveil the new generation of the Cooper later on this week in Helsinki, Finland.
The new generation of the MINI Cooper is much awaited by the company’s fans and after the outgoing model has been in production for quite a few years, the brand new Cooper, along with other versions based on it, is getting ready to be officially presented to the public. According to the guys at Automotive News, the new generation of the MINI Cooper will be officially unveiled over the following days in Helsinki, Finland, before it will go on sale in March.
The brand new MINI Cooper will ride on the UKL platform made by BMW which will also underpin future front-wheel drive models made by both companies. The new Cooper will be larger than the outgoing version and it will get more engines under its hood, starting with the 1.5 liter three-cylinder with 128 HP (96 kW) in diesel and 148 HP (110 kW) in gasoline version, or the four-cylinder 2.0 liter borrowed from the 1-Series. The Cooper S is expected to get a 1.6 liter turbo petrol with 178 HP (132 kW), while the JCW (John Cooper Works) will come with 217 HP (162 kW). A hybrid version of the Cooper, made with PSA, is also under development. More details on the model are limited for the moment.
Source: Automotive News