September 3, 2009
Oxford, England – Mini will build two new production models, including one based on the Mini Coupe Concept two-seater that will be shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month.
The second will be based on a concept that will be revealed at the show, with details to be announced at the debut. The announcement was made by Dr. Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the board of management of BMW AG, who said that the models will be built at Mini’s plant in Oxford.
Likely to feature the 1.6-litre turbocharged Mini John Cooper Works powertrain, the Coupe Concept is designed to be the most agile and dynamic Mini ever built, with two seats, low roof line, compact dimensions, perfect axle load distribution, and lightweight construction.
The models will be built alongside the Hatch, Clubman and Convertible models on the production line at Plant Oxford. Start dates for the models to enter production will be confirmed at a later date, the company said.