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Video: Mini Coupe Concept

Set to be shown at the Frankfurt motor show is BMW's Mini Coupe Concept, designed to celebrate 50 years of the Mini. Said to be a Mini John Cooper Works under the skin, the car will make it to the market in 2-3 years time to rival the Audi TT and upcoming Peugeot RCZ. The production version is believed to be more focused than the standard Mini JCW however.

The most dramatic revision is the new top half of the car that now boasts of an aluminum roof, making the coupe lighter and 136 cm lower, while also significantly lowering the center of gravity.

Mini design director Gert Hildebrand said that he got his inspiration from a baseball cap his teenage son was wearing backwards. Hildebrand said that there were no instructions for him to do a coupe but he had been following internet blogs and got the idea. BMW is calling the car a pocket Porsche

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Mini’s U.S. boss expects the Coupe Concept production to be approved

If people respond well to this Mini Coupe Concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show, it just might go into production. The still-unnamed concept has a low, sleek-looking roof that's made of aluminum. Nothing less than Mini's most powerful engine was used for the model.

The radical Mini is targeted at a "younger, higher fraction of male purchasers" according to Jim McDowell, Mini USA president.

Currently, Mini buyers are evenly split between males and females. If approved for production, the car would be Mini's fifth model. The three Mini models that are available are a hatchback, a convertible and the Clubman.

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Official: Mini Cooper Coupe and Roadster will be built in the U.K.

MINI's manufacturing site in Oxford will be building two new MINI models. This report has been confirmed by Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management at BMW AG, during his recent two-day visit to BMW Group UK operations.

The new models include a new vehicle derived from the MINI Coupé Concept, whose images were released to the media on August 26, 2009. Details for the second model remain unknown although its concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15.

It is believed that the compact MINI Coupé Concept will be powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that powers the MINI John Cooper Works. The carmaker designed and developed the two-seater MINI Coupé Concept to be its most dynamic and agile model.

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