Big Changes Under New Mini Cooper's Skin

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November 18, 2013 AT 12:33 PM
Mini previously released a few details about the long-awaited update to its iconic little Cooper hatchback, but now the bulldog comes completely out of his shed. The photos Mini released look very much like the previous generation Cooper hatchback, but the press release reveals big changes for the suspension, engine bay, and cabin electronics. One thing Mini did not do with the new Cooper was follow the example it had set with recent model variants, all of which are bigger, and not quite as fun, as the hatchback. The base Cooper hatchback will come with a 1.5-liter three cylinder engine, using BMW direct injection and turbocharging technology to make 136 horsepower.