Mini says the two-seater Mini Coupe Concept is designed to be the most dynamic and agile Mini ever built.
Large round headlights inclusive of black internal reflectors, a hexagonal radiator grille and low front spoiler mark it out as a Mini. Unique exterior design cues include a bespoke rear spoiler, bonnet stripes extending to include the radiator grille and an entirely revised front air dam.
The Mini Coupe Concept is 1,356mm high and the steep rake of the A-pillars is accentuated by the high waistline common to every Mini.
For the first time on a Mini, the weight-saving aluminium roof is an unbroken bridge shape and flows smoothly from A to C-pillars. The steep front rake stops above the heads of driver and front passenger and descends gently to the rear of the car, emphasising the wedge shape of the car.
Mini says the low rear end of the car ensures optimum air flow across the vehicle when in motion and in combination with the roof spoiler, minimises any aerodynamic interruption.
A luggage capacity of 250 litres is offered and can be accessed at the rear by a tailgate which is hinged above the roof spoiler. The bulkhead between the passenger and luggage compartments comes with a lockable opening, giving passengers access to the rear section at any time.
The MINI Coupe Concept is engineered to receive the most powerful engine in the current Mini line-up – the 211hp, 1.6-litre twin scroll turbocharged power unit found in current John Cooper Works models. It offers CO2 emissions of just 165g/km and fuel efficiency of 40.9mpg (combined).
Mini says the Mini Coupe Concept takes traditional values of the Mini brand and combines them with the most advanced technologies ‘to offer an exciting vision of the how the Mini family may continue to grow’.