• Mar 16, 2011
Mini Coupe Spy Shots - Click above for high-res image gallery

We're inching ever closer to seeing the Mini Coupe in showrooms. The clipped Cooper is set to land on dealer lots as soon as this Autumn, and it looks like the company's engineers are hard at work ironing out the very last wrinkles in the platform. Our spy photographer commandos managed to click off a few photos of the most recent tester out and about wearing what must be nearly production-ready sheetmetal. If we were the betting types, we'd lay a shiny nickel on the vehicle you see here being all but identical to the final iteration.

In these photos, we can clearly see that the vehicle's retractable spoiler tucks cleanly into the trunk when not in use, though the somewhat awkward roof aero treatment is still sticking around. Up front, the Coupe wears the same corporate clothing as the Cooper line, and buyer should expect to find the same line of four-cylinder engines under the hood as well.



[Source: CarPix]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I think that the Mini has 'jumped the shark'

      What a stupid looking car
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm all for small, fun cars that get smaller and more fun - though the roof on this makes it look like it went under a truck.
      • 3 Years Ago
      So BMW is the company of Why.
      Why did they make the X6?
      Why did they make the 5GT?
      Why are they making a MINI coupe?

      A regular MINI pretty much already has the interior space of a small coupe. Just remove the imitation back seat and call it a day. Don't give us ugliness like this.
      • 3 Years Ago
      that looks really weird......
      make no sense... Isn't Mini already a coupe...
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can see it being impractical as an only vehicle. However, for some people like me who own a large truck or suv, it would be a perfect little runabout.
        surrealchemist
        • 3 Years Ago
        Nice and small size like the original without all the practicality of a hatchback. They will probably sell tons either way.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Some people want a coupe with only 2 seat?! Imagine that!!! What a shocker!! Unbelievable! Unimaginable even.

        I hope you felt the sarcasm?
        • 3 Years Ago
        Isn't the Cooper already a coupe to the Clubman....so this is the coupe of a coupe........
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not feeling it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm still hoping the production model gets the same rocker panel treatment as the concept. That one had a scoop just in front of the rear wheels. It definitely added a sporty look.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The concept had the JCW body kit and 18" wheels. Makes a big difference.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Your right it did have bigger wheels too. I can't wait for the convertible.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I liked it at first glance . . . until I focused on that awful roof line. Wow!
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish it had AWD. Granted, I wish the cooper S also has AWD and I don't understand why you need to up to the clubman to get it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the look of this coupe. I think it won't add tons of sales, but there will certainly be a market for a 2 seater in the Mini family. I like the "flying roof" application here, with the slight overhang over the rear window. It's distinctive, but fits in with the other Mini models and will look good two-toned, important for a Mini.
        • 3 Years Ago
        i agree wholeheartedly
      • 3 Years Ago
      I actually liked the concept, but now that we know the 500 is coming, I'd go with the Fiat.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ugly. The camo people did a good job making this look exceptionally bad. I was unaware that was the goal.

      Still, this whole idea may really work in the roadster.
      • 3 Years Ago
      They should make a "R" version of this car, so it would be the Mini Cooper Coupe R. Just because.
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