3rd Gen F56 Cooper S Oh lord... Did you see the F54 debut pics?

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  1. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    #1 TurboChargedChiliPepper, Jun 4, 2014
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    What is it going to replace. Don't need that along with paceman and clubman. While it is not for me there will be some families that like MINIs but could really use the extra doors/space.
     
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    It's not "replacing" anything. It's an all new model to slot between Clubman and Hatch. It looks terrible. Like the 500L of MINI's. I don't see how anyone can look past that. It's based on the F55 (clubman) wheelbase. The third window looks strange, as does the super small rear door.
     
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    Like an F56 only bigger & better. :)
     
  5. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    I'm hoping that's sarcasm
     
  6. Minidave

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    Doesn't look any worse than a Golf 4dr, or any other hatch that we're used to seeing with 2 dr proportions.

    And I also think it will sell, just like 4 dr Golf's sell well, and the 4 dr Countryman that is currently 33% of MINI sales.

    Face it, people with families need 4 drs, but there's no reason now that they have to drive a big honkin ute of some kind.

    I think it definitely looks better than a 500L.......

    Just think the more of these on the road, the fewer F150's, Escalades, Armadas etc.
     
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    I like it. :D
     
  8. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    The Golf 4-door is exactly the same as the 2-door. Same wheelbase, just an extra set of doors. This is taller, longer, and just looks odd. They could've done better. Those rear doors are so small, I think it's going to be next to impossible to get in and out unless you are 4' tall, or are in the Ringling Bros circus
     
  9. Dave.0

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    I think since they now have that the should sell the F56 with no backseat. It's not like you can use the rear seats in a MINI.
     
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    Compared to the Clubman this is 10X better!
     
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    Disagree completely. At least the Clubman looks somewhat attractive, and is unique. The new Clubman I think will make this look even worse. I'm sure people will buy some of these, but that doesn't mean it's a success. People buy the Mitsubishi Mirage, and it's terrible.
     
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    There's just something visually wrong with the wheel arches. That crease in the panel outboard of the plastic flare just makes it look too big especially in the lighter colors.

    I think I'll keep mine...
     
  13. TheModFather

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    I think its fabulous! They just need to slope the roof drastically toward the rear creating a more aerodynamic and fuel friendly MINI. Think the same roofline of a Prius, with that ever sexy finding (or has it found) Nemo front end. The tail lights are probably 200+ square inches of pure safety enhancing plastic protruding from the new bigger (for golf clubs, kittens, and rainbows, plus half the population of Wyoming) boot like afterburners on a jet. Plus you get four full doors that look absolutely MINI in a BMW sort of way. They don't look out of place at all either! Its like the mini should have looked in 1958 when the first one rolled off the line.
    I think it is just sweet! And you don't need to worry about the youngsters making a rice rocket out of it either... They separated the rear struts into a shock after coil setup for better handling right out of the box, making it impossible for those damn kids to slam it down on coilovers. :) I hate looking at slammed MINIs, we need more wheel gap, and ground clearance if you ask me... And some decent tires that will last more than the factory warranty, because nobody should be taking away from BMW's design with those ugly aftermarket wheels the racecar wannabes like to put on them.
    Dont even get me started on the front of the car, I will just say, I AM IN LOVE!

    Going to part my R53 out, and place my F54 preorder today! Whats $40K for such a beautiful high tech, and extremely reliable piece of machienery? :D I am soooo getting the first one in Colorado! :) :) :D












    If you love your POS R53 you dont have to agree with me... I sure as hell DONT!








    It actually hurt inside to type out the above post! Where is the PUKE smiley? That is how I really feel about the entire car!
     
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    It doesn't matter what it looks like. Buyers want it, and it will be MINI's best seller within a year of the time it hits the streets. Guaranteed.
     
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    Be careful, we don't want to get yelled at again. :frown2:
     
  16. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    I don't want to sound like an idiot, but until I got to the last line, you had me convinced! Whoo!:D
     
  17. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    If I can't say I don't like a car that isn't even out yet, I don't want to be on this site. I know a lot of others feel the same way.
     
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    I kinda like it. If I still had some small kids in the mix, I'd consider it.
     
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    They are going to have 3 cars/vehicles that are competing for the same market of people. The Clubman came out to have alittle more room for families!! remember that. Now you have the Paceman and I'm not sure who they are really marketed towards and those people don't either as I don't think it is selling well. Now you come out with the 4 door MINI for the FAMILY again. Something has to go or none of the 3 are going to sell well. Maybe this is to weed out which one or two doesn't sell. Plus I wish they'd get away from trying to make all of them look "kinda" alike just bigger ( BMW ) and go ahead and give them different front ends. Why have every car in your line up have the same front end. I know I know you say that BMW does it but think about it. From the 2 car on up they all are the same basic shape just get bigger/longer and sleeker. Once you get past the first few 2,3,4, they start losing their "lines" and it's more of a luxury car. Do you think Chevy could get away with the same front end on the, Malibu, Corvette, Camaro, Volt, trucks, etc... Mazda tried it with the smiley face front end and now is getting away from it..
     
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    Dodge has been doing it for years, everything looks the same when you stand in front of the vehicle, Pontiac was the same before they went under.

    I don't think even BMW knows what they are doing, to me it looks like they are fishing with dynamite, let's throw something out there and see what comes up.

    That thing just makes me want to gag.
     

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