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      01-29-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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Harold Wood aka Roger Lighterness has been sketching up and photoshopping various BMWs for some time now, and now has come out with an interesting take on the next generation MINI.

Nothing is yet known of what the next MINI will look like, with only expectations of a car that will be very new and unique.

Testament to that fact is the recent shuffle in BMW's design department that has seen the head of BMW Exterior Design, Anders Warming move over to become director of design at MINI. Under his leadership such cars as the Z4, 5-Series and 6-Series were released, so there surely will be some very tight and beautiful design used on the next generation MINI.

For such an important figure in BMW's design department to be moved over to MINI demonstrates their dedication to getting the next MINI right.

Head on over to MINIforum to see the full size picture and to further discuss.

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mini is on its third gen but still it looks the same. It needs radical change for revival. Keep it small, give it new headlights, tails, aerodynamics.
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It doesn't look much different to me, but it's hard to tell with all the fancy lens flares and color streaking.
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All the reports I've seen state that the next generation Mini Cooper will arrive in 2011 as a 2012 MY. Is that still the latest and how true are these rumors?
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I like it. not too different but refined quite well
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All the reports I've seen state that the next generation Mini Cooper will arrive in 2011 as a 2012 MY. Is that still the latest and how true are these rumors?
Not true at all, the car was just facelifted for the 2010 MY, so they would hardly just throw that in the trash for a new model so soon. The new one i am guessing will be released in 2013 as a 2014 MY, because its production cycles are the same as the current 3-series coupe.
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Not true at all, the car was just facelifted for the 2010 MY, so they would hardly just throw that in the trash for a new model so soon. The new one i am guessing will be released in 2013 as a 2014 MY, because its production cycles are the same as the current 3-series coupe.
Not true.

The R56 second gen Mini was JUST facelifted for MY2011. This included a long list of changes (e.g. new bumpers, new lamps, new ENGINE etc.)

So no chance that a brand new 3rd gen Mini will be out for MY2012...
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Meh - these sketches rely on fantasy features like huge wheels with rubber band tires and rooflines that are unusable.
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