LA Live – 2014 MINI

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Following a reveal earlier this week, the 2014 Mini was shown at the 2013 LA Auto Show. The new Mini is a significant upgrade from its previous avatar both in terms of dimensions and engine specs.

2014 MINI Cooper front quarter LA Auto Show

The base Mini Cooper comes with a 3-cylinder 1.5-liter engine that produces 134 bhp and 219 Nm of torque. The mid-range Cooper D gets a 1.5-liter diesel motor that produces 114 bhp and 269 Nm. The top-end Cooper S comes with a 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine making 189 bhp and 300 Nm. All 3 models come with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and a six-speed automatic as an option. An optional variable damper control unit with two settings – comfort and sport – are offered with all three models.

2014 MINI Cooper interiors

Based on BMW’s UKL platform, the new Mini stakes claim as the first car in its segment to come with full LED headlights and taillights. The top variants get an 8.8-inch infotainment system and get better cabins that can be fitted with assistance systems as options.

2014 MINI Cooper Image Gallery

2014 MINI Cooper S Image Gallery

2014 MINI – Press Release

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