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

Discussion in '3rd Generation: 2014+ F54, F55, F56, F57, F60' started by TurboChargedChiliPepper, Jun 4, 2014.

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  1. Spa2k

    Spa2k Well-Known Member

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    The problem with what BMW is doing is that it's working. Sales keep going up year after year (17% for May and 12% for this year so far), despite the fact that many of the things that made BMW successful in the first place - simple but well-engineered German vehicles, emphasis on the driving experience, reasonable and efficient size - have disappeared. I saw a new 435i from a distance a couple of weeks ago and thought it was an Impala. Up close, the 435i is huge. :frown5:

    That might be one reason why the new 2 Series is selling so well - it's a fun-size car.
     
  2. mrntd

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    I don't think it is any worse than the F56. The new Clubman is going to grow a lot so this is sort of the "real" replacement for it. I agree it will sell very well. 4 doors with out the weight Countryman
     
  3. TheModFather

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    Well thats all fine and dandy...

    For myself, and quite a few other MINI purists, my next vehicle purchase wont be with MINI. Let the Prius driving hipsters have the brand! MINI has already abandoned what attracted us to it, so why would the people who let the brand not tank in 2002 not move on.
     
  4. Dave.0

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    Fixed that for you. :ihih:

    I hope it replaces the clubVan.:ihih:
     
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    Something about the profile reminds me of the Panamera...

    and makes me wanna swallow my tongue.
     
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    :popcorn: well I think.....................never mind
     
  7. TurboChargedChiliPepper

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    So do Toyota's... Even though their cars are uglier and outclassed than ever ever before. Just shows how stupid the average consumer is.
     
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    Haven't seen any weight specs yet. The F56 S auto already weighs 2800LBS. This is on a longer wheelbase, more overhang (didn't think possible), has two extra sets of doors, has an extra "seat", and is uglier. Wouldn't be surprised if this tips the scale close to 3000lbs.
     
  9. TheModFather

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    Bet it outweighs the CM when all is said and done...
     
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    Just having different tastes and needs than yours doesn't make the average consumer stupid. My 89-year-old father-in-law, for example, doesn't need a JCW Convertible - but his Honda Accord suits him just fine.
     
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    Recognizable as a MINI in this view:

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    But here it looks like some Japanese/German/Korean/French/Italian mashup;

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    I'm okay with MINI building this car. I just want them to also have a genuinely small car. I hope something comes out of the rumored Rocketman collaboration with Toyota. As it is, I'll be done with MINI after my R52.

    BTW, it's F55 not F54.
     
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    I think it looks more balanced than the F56. The extra 6 inches at the back kind of complete the car and fixes much of what I didn't care for about the hatchback.

    I'm more inclined to get a roadster or coupe for my next MINI, but this doesn't bother me. It might be more suitable for The Girl™ than me, but that's part of market diversity. :)
     
  13. Dave.0

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    It's Meh, not special really in anyway. Could be a for Focus or a Honda or Mazda.
    It not WOW look a MINI!

    BMW X .5 ?:(
     
  14. N2MINI

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    Like most other brands I don't like all the cars on their lots either. So MINI is no different. I could care less if they build that car. I'm not going to buy it but if you want one so be it.
     
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    My wife just ordered one...Midnight Black to CAMO the bumper into the car...our 2011 CM ALL4 will be gone in a couple of weeks.

    My wife is going to keep it stock...I told her the only change is to do the RSB.

    She's into the UJ graphics...Thank god, I have Roadster.
     
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    The whole reason that I bought my Gen 1 is that it stood out from the crowd. On a dealer lot of generic, cookie-cutter dross it looked different. If this is the way forward(?) for MINI, my next car will probably be along the lines of a Focus ST, or I will justa keep my Gen 1.
     

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