The new Mini has been presented at the Tokyo Auto Show and at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. Car’s exterior design has been refined but remains many characteristic Mini design features such as hexagonal radiator grille, headlamps and rear light clusters with wide chrome surround. Compared to the predecessor the new Mini is 98 millimetres longer and 44 millimetres wider. The car also has longer wheelbase (+28 millimetres) and larger track width (front +42 millimetres, rear +34 millimetres).
Three model variants are available as of market launch; Mini Cooper with 100 kW/136 bhp 3-cylinder engine, Mini Cooper S with 141 kW/192 bhp 4-cylinder petrol engine and Mini Cooper D with 3-cylinder diesel engine (85 kW/116 bhp). All engine variants come as standard with 6-speed manual gearbox. 6-speed automatic transmission or sports automatic transmission are available as an option.