Spied: 2012 MINI Coupe John Cooper Works

Spy Shots

Just after launching the all-new Countryman, MINI is now putting the final touches on not one, but two new models. The Coupe and Roadster will be added to the lineup this summer and next year, respectively. For now, some new spy shots have come in showing the coupe going through some final testing. It's powered by the same 211 hp 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 192 lb-ft of torque found in all other John Cooper Works (JCW) MINIs.

Although it's not as large as the standard MINI Cooper, the Coupe will feature a hatchback design and lighter curb weight that will undoubtedly enhance performance. If you recall, MINI had concept versions of both the Coupe and Roadster at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show. The production Coupe promises to have the same rear end and greenhouse design as the concept. It's main competition will probably be the Mazda MX-5 and it will be very interesting to see how the MINI faithful respond to the further expansion of the once single car lineup.

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