Mini News 2014 F56 Launch Photos

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  1. Naughty_Dog

    Naughty_Dog New Member

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    Let's get rid of that chrome shall we.
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  2. SooperCooperInfo

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    Does this engine have an electronic engine oil level sensor or a plain old fashion dipstick?
     
  3. Apok

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    Well, I don't hate it...

    Dave probably does though :wink:
     
  4. Metalman

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    I think the Justa has a better looking bumper than the "S"....

    Just can't get over the "Tacked On" look of the lower grill surround or the scrolls around the fog lights.... Ugh..
     
  5. Dave.0

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    Ugh The S looks silly with the air scoop in the hood and the Justa does look better than the S.

    At least with the release of 3rd Gen the 2nd Gen owners no longer have the worst looking MINI's. :p:devil::lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. Spa2k

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    X2. For me, the word that describes the exterior and interior of the F56 - especially the S - is "cluttered." It looks like they tried to cram one of everything into the design, both inside and out. :frown2:
     
  7. Crashton

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    A couple of things that stand out to me. One, the tail lights look like they are from a CountryguyPacman, mucho to biggo. Two, the bumper being a black bar through the grill. Sure makes the grill look way to large for the car.

    Even with a longer schnozzola there still is precious little room to work on the engine. Maybe service mode is easier to attain.

    Given enough time even Dave O will love it. :smilewinkgrin:
     
  8. Spa2k

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    C'mon - how many of us will live long enough to see that happen? :Thumbsup:
     
  9. Apok

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    I think that might be the nicest things I have heard you say about the R56 and F56.

    Dave, I'm worried, are you feeling ok?:D

    I still like my R56, though I'm really starting to miss it. Its been at the shop too long now.
     
  10. Dave.0

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    I feel great because I don't own either one.

    Long live the 1st Gen R53, they best modern MINI EVER ! :D:p:lol:
     
  11. sethat46

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    C'mon Dave. It doesn't look too shabby. The LEDs make it look like a crazed lunatic and the bumper makes is look like it has a mouth guard in. If it was made to look like someone is getting shock therapy then they got that spot on.
     
  12. Fleazilla

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    I think we will see more body kits more so than usual..
    I'm loving the new engine specs though!
     
  13. WolfGTI

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    While not beautiful -- I can overlook that if it really delivers on the driving experience.
     
  14. ex Lightwrangler

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    While I'm not running to a showroom soon, I like what I see and even more about what I read. The new engines are the big story in my mind. The exterior looks fresh and a good update, but what do I know? I drive a Clubman. LOL. I'll do my ultimate critique once I have a chance to see one in person and take a turn behind the wheel.

    As for the clubby update, well … I am less enthusiastic. Hearing that the car is bigger and now has 4 regular doors doesn't really inspire me (is a Paceman, my next MINI?). So, let's wait and see.

    Cheers all,
    LW
     
  15. BlimeyCabrio

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    While I really dislike aspects of the nose and tail on these... I actually do like what I'm seeing of the interior and side view (especially darker colors).

    Soooooo..... Heresy.... But I'm intrigued by the F55 :shocked:
    In 18 months, Blimey will have about 175k miles. Will be about time to retire him from daily driver duty and save him for weekends and top-down days.
    F55 S would give me something new, fun, fast, that I could shove a couple of clients into when necessary, with better daily driver economy...and fits my preferences better than the Countryman. Or any of the relatively huge alternatives I've been considering...
     
  16. FranticFreddy

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    Sorry, not feeling it.. Maybe later but not now.
     
  17. Little big car

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    Like some others have said "Well I don't hate it." I think perfectly describes it. But that 2.0L motor has so much headroom that you have to respect it. I have read that it will make over 300hp all day long if desired. :Thumbsup:
     
  18. fngolfer

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    Are those 18s on the S? Also, I don't hate it. I like carp and catfish. As an R56 owner, I will admit that the best Looking MINI is a lowered R53 but I LOVE passing them in my R56.
     
  19. mrntd

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    I would have to put the Justa front on the S. It's so much better. Then body color the chrome around the tail lights. They would look smaller then. The overall diameter of the wheel/tire is too small. They look lost. I don't think it's something lowering springs is going to help.

    The mechanicals sound great and the interior is better than I thought.
     

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