The Mini Cooper S is due for a mid-cycle refresh for 2011, and spies have managed to capture this turbocharged hatch while testing on the roads. The body is largely unchanged for the current model ear, and it is clear that the front and rear fascias have been modified, along with various changes to the tail lights. 2011 will give the Mini Cooper S a minor, but needed, refresh that'll be much welcomed by all Mini enthusiasts.
Like the Mini Clubman S, the Cooper S has traded the single, large lower mouth on the front fascia for a slightly smaller mouth flanked on both sides by small, sporty air dams just before the unchanged fog lamps. The side body panels, roof and rear doors appear to be untouched, but the low rear fascia has been modified. The interior has also been slightly tweaked, but the engine under the hood is expected to remain the same 172 horsepower 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a twin-scroll turbocharger. Still nice for a Mini.