New MINI Cooper confirmed with new three and four-cylinder engines

The next-generation MINI Cooper will be unveiled on November, 18 at MINI Plant Oxford as a homage to the creator of the classic Mini. On the same week it will also make its public debut at the Los Angeles and Tokyo Motor Show.

We have seen plenty of of spy shots and also a VISION concept, which was unveiled earlier in the summer, previewing the production model.

Now ahead of its launch in November, MINI has unveiled engine details, including new auto that uses GPS to select gear.

The third-generation Cooper will get two 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbos – a 134bhp petrol with 220Nm of torque for the standard Cooper, and a 114bhp diesel with 270Nm for the Cooper D.

A new 189bhp 2.0-litre petrol with 280Nm will power the Cooper S.

In addition, MINI will introduce electrically adjustable dampers for the first time, making it possible to vary the nature of responsiveness to uneven road surfaces.

New engines are more powerful and with lower CO2 emissions thanks to MINI TwinPower turbo technology.

Engines will be linked to newly developed manual and automatic gearboxes.

The new six-speed manual gearboxes feature an innovative gear sensor which adapts the engine speed when shifting gears.

The six-speed automatic can be equipped with the same GPS-guided gear selection system as the Rolls-Royce Wraith – the system can anticipate upcoming downshifts based on the type of road ahead of you.

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