• Aug 25, 2009
Mini Crossover Concept from Paris 2008 – Click above for high-res image gallery

The gurus of everything Mini at MotoringFile report BMW is planning more new vehicle debuts at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with two new concepts set to debut online this week in advance of the bash in Germany.

The big debut will be the Mini Speedster, the anticipated sportier alternative to the existing four-seat convertible. But even before the Speedster hits the web, Mini could opt to unveil the Countryman crossover later this week. Both will be strict concept cars, like the Traveler from Detroit 2006 and the Crossover concept from last year's show in Paris, but will point the way towards potential production models to come.



[Source: MotoringFile]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      AFAIK, the Countryman reveal will be the production model, not a concept as stated. The Countryman is the production name for what was the Traveler concept.
        • 5 Years Ago
        i think you're right that the countryman will be the production version, but it will be the production version of the SAV, not the traveler; the clubman is the production version of the traveler...
        • 5 Years Ago
        @hardingsan You're right. I meant to say Crossover concept, not Traveler. Too early in the morning for me!
      • 5 Years Ago
      They will reveal the "Mini Coupé"... pictures will be online on Friday...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Jebus. Your analogy about a Starbucks/Mini dealership bundle in that other article was spot on, Mini variants are multiplying faster than the items on Starbucks' menu!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can the Countryman, like, *not* be revealed? Please?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Just to make it a little easier to buy one, please tell me BMW has scrapped the overly camp POS dashboard. Why is it necessary to make the inside of a Mini look like Walt designed it for Goofy to drive Mickey around in?

      Still, all Mini's are fun and I suspect the two or three people that will by a Countryman will smile as they drive. Probably a lot worse ways to waste money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh, and it's still better than the Cube's dashboard. Blech.