Future MINI models will use turbocharged three and four-cylinder engines

Article by Christian Andrei, on October 15, 2013

Future models from MINI will be powered by a new generation of engines that feature the most advanced innovations in drivetrain, chassis and safety. This means that these models will be able to build on their segment-leading position. It has been said that the go-kart feeling has been at the core of the British marque since 1959.

The MINI family presently boasts of offering agile handling, excellent efficiency, modern comfort and uncompromising safety. MINI, a premium automaker, aims to set standards by developing vehicles and technologies that make driving into a unique experience. Its new engine line-up optimizes the balance between driving excitement and fuel consumption.

The upcoming MINI models will be the first to be available with both three and four-cylinder engines. They will not just cover a broader performance spectrum but they will also establish new standards when it comes to output, performance, comfort and reliability. An expert in drive technology, MINI is credited for the quality of these new engines.

Due to the brand and model-specific design, these engines offer a performance that’s synonymous with the MINI driving experience. In the area of drivetrain technology, MINI has been consistently developing and testing design principles and the integration of innovative technology. MINI will make sure to boost sporty agile handling by improving its design and with the coordination of all chassis variant.

MINI will also offer electrically adjustable dampers for the first time. Because of the electric control of the damper valves, it will be possible to vary the nature of responsiveness to uneven road surfaces. By flipping a switch, damper adjustment will be activated and this will offer two characteristic curves. The driver will get to decide between a sporty drivetrain setting or something that offers more balance and comfort.

In terms of design, the new 2014 MINI Cooper will get circular LED rings in the prominent headlights, inspired by the Rocketman Concept. The front grill is taller and narrower, while the lower grille is now more pronounced. For those who don’t know, the next-generation MINI will also use a new front-wheel-drive platform known internally as the UKL1.

The new platform has a longer wheelbase and thanks to this it will offer an improved ride quality and sharpen up the handling. The next-generation electronic power steering system will promote agility, driving safety and comfort.

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