SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 19, May 12, 2011

Spy Shots—Concept-Close MINI Cooper Coupe Looking Sleek in Michigan

MINI Cooper Coupe

Spotted several times throughout the year in Germany, this John Cooper Works Coupe was caught in the lenses of the shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. while on a test run in Michigan.

Judging by the aggressive fascias, sportier wheels and brakes, center-mount dual exhaust and unique rocker panels, Priddy says that it's obvious this MINI is faster than most.

According to Priddy, this production model doesn't vary much from the MINI Coupe Concept that debuted at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, carrying a steeply raked windshield and a very abrupt greenhouse. There is also a small, retractable spoiler hiding under the swirly camo.

Priddy says that tucked under the hood should be the 208hp, 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a smaller gasoline or diesel motor should be offered on the regular model as well. Watch for the official debut later this year.

MINI Cooper Coupe
Photo Credit: Brian Williams/Brenda Priddy & Company

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