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04 sep 2010, 17:47

Countryman Coupe Concept ??

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Mini is poised to start work on a more sporting coupé version of the just-launched Countryman five-door crossover.
A Countryman coupé concept is currently on the drawing board at Mini’s design studio in Munich.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArtic ... rs/252508/
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29 nov 2010, 09:46

Bron: http://www.motoringfile.com/2010/11/29/ ... t=FaceBook
MINI Coupé Update: Get Ready For the Ultimate MINI

So the R60 has launched. We’ve reviewed it and will have a (very special) long term review coming. But we want to give you a break in the coverage and talk about another car that is probably near and dear to many of you: the R58 MINI Coupé.
Progress

The Coupé and Roadster projects have been executed at lightening speed for the automotive industry. Work started in early 2009 and culminated in what we saw at the Frankfurt and LA motor shows. Since that time MINI has gone into engineering and design mode putting the finishing touches on both cars. First up will of course be the coupe. It’s currently undergoing initial prototype work around German. While in the past we’d expect to see test mules in places such as death valley and the arctic, BMW now has their new Environmental Test Center (ETC) to simulate conditions ranging from -30c to +45c. Due to this we don’t expect much in the way of sneak peaks of the car outside of a random shot near Munich and at the Nurburgring early this spring.

Models

The R58 will launch in Cooper S and JCW form. MINI is still debating internally whether or not to offer the car in lower spec models given the price-point. Oh the price? We expect it to fall generally between the Clubman and the Convertible.

Ultimately we have a hunch MINI will offer a special edition (GP like) model that will bring the best of the JCW Challenge to the street. What that will be we don’t know. And speaking of the MINI Challenge don’t be surprised if this car becomes the new defacto MINI Challenge car (if there’s still a European series) in the years ahead.

Design

The last time we saw the Coupé (and it’s twin the Roadster) was at the LA auto show in 2009. Since then much of what made the R58 a star of that show remains. According to sources the low-slung look and unique roof all carry over relatively unchanged. There was some concern about head-room and we heard last year MINI may have to slightly altered the shape of the roof but that is as yet unconfirmed. Also unconfirmed are any changes to the backwards baseball cap look of the roof – the unique design that divided opinions of many here on MF. We believe MINI has kept the look generally the same. However for those who aren’t a fan but love the idea of a lighter two seat MINI, the roof will come in black.

Like R56 the R58 will be a hatchback and will have more cargo room than you’d think. However make no mistake, this is the least versatile car in MINI’s line-up until the R59 Roadster debuts months later.

Despite some sources saying otherwise, we still believe that MINI will create a unique front and rear facia to better differentiate the car from the standard MINI range. Also new will be an electronically deployed spoiler that rises from the car at speeds around 50 mph. The spoiler is meant to be functional and create much needed downforce on the rear wheels.

Colors

The coupe will be available in most (if not all) of the colors the R56 currently offers with one or two exclusive choices. What will they be? We have no idea.

Inside the car will feature several new colors (aligned with those exclusive exterior colors) on the seats and in trim. Again it’s all a guessing game as to what to expect. However we know we’d love to see that gorgeous houndstooth cloth leather combo from the Roadster or even the dark brown leather from the Coupé concept cars. We’re guessing the latter has a better chance to make it (despite my personal plea to MINI Design).
Performance

Here’s where things get interesting. The Coupé is expected to be around 150 lbs lighter than the R56 so by default the ultimate MINI track car from the factory. And remember the R56 is already lighter than the R53 so we’re talking about a car that should be even lighter than the GP with less power but more torque. Put head to head we’d expect the R58 to easily beat out the current “ultimate” MINI.

Exclusivity

The R58 Coupé will likely be the most hardcore MIIN produced yet. With limited versatility and only two seats we expect it to sell in the lowest numbers of any MINI variant. It will also be one of the last MINIs to have an all four cylinder engine line-up meaning it will likely be MINI’s most performance focused product in the years ahead. Add to that a short life-cycle and you have the makings of a special car that will likely be the “one to get” for enthusiasts in the years ahead.
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29 nov 2010, 09:48

Zeker weten dat er in juni wel een versie van de Coupe en de Speedster op Mini United staan!
Ik voorspel maar vast.
:wink: :mrgreen:
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29 nov 2010, 15:17

Ik vind em gaaf!!

nu nog de All4 erin en we hebben een TT tegenhanger 8)
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29 nov 2010, 19:39

Lijkt me een erg mooi karretje :D
Kan niet wachten tot ik er in kan gaan zitten!
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30 nov 2010, 23:22

Waar het artikel in mijn optiek toch wel een beetje naar neigt, dezelfde indruk die ik ook kreeg van enkele losse gesprekjes met mini "hotemetoten", is dat de Coupe en Countryman Speedster misschien alleen als S en Works uitgebracht gaan worden en niet als One of Cooper.

mijn gedachten..


oops typo hersteld (speedster ipv countryman) :oops:
Laatst gewijzigd door Marcel Always Open op 01 dec 2010, 14:08, 1 keer totaal gewijzigd.
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01 dec 2010, 09:18

Marcel. De Countryman bestaat toch echt in een one, Cooper en Cooper S hoor. En zelfs diesels ;)
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Marcel Always Open schreef:Waar het artikel in mijn optiek toch wel een beetje naar neigt, dezelfde indruk die ik ook kreeg van enkele losse gesprekjes met mini "hotemetoten", is dat de Coupe en Countryman misschien alleen als S en Works uitgebracht gaan worden en niet als One of Cooper.

mijn gedachten..
Ik heb van goede bronnen ook gehoord dat deze alleen in S en JCW komt.
Alleen komt van de coupe nog een gelimiteerde reeks die de GP moet doen vergeten.
Maar dat wil ik eerst zien voor ik dat geloof :-D
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01 dec 2010, 14:08

Oops bedoel natuurlijk Speedster en niet Countryman. Gauw editen... :wink:
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01 dec 2010, 17:54

In dit artikel wordt tussen de regels door de release datum gegeven voor de MINI Coupe en MINI Roadster..
MINI presenteert nieuw hoofd design: Anders Warming volgt Gert Hildebrand op.

01.12.2010Persbericht
Munich . After 10 successful years at MINI Design, Gert Volker Hildebrand is handing over the running of the MINI Design studio to Anders Warming at the end of 2010. Gert Hildebrand will be leaving the company on 31.12.2010.
Gert Volker Hildebrand (57) has been responsible for the complete design development of the MINI brand since January 2001 and, with his design team, has shaped the development of the MINI brand portfolio. Over the last 10 years, the head of the MINI Design studio has provided the impetus for countless MINI vehicle concepts and for the entire design development. Alongside the further development of the third generation of the classic MINI, the MINI Cabrio and MINI Clubman were also created under his leadership. This year, Gert Hildebrand and his team added a real 4-door version to the MINI brand: the MINI Countryman, launched in September.
The MINI Coupé and MINI Roadster concepts presented in 2009, which will be appearing on the market in 2011 and 2012, were also created in the MINI Design studio under his guidance. Apart from designing cars, Gert Volker Hildebrand has also devoted himself to encouraging young designers and to talking about design in institutions and to the public.
Anders Warming, head of Exterior Design, BMW Automobiles, started working for DesignworksUSA in California in 1997. Following this, the 38-year-old Dane was employed in various positions as an automobile designer before coming to Munich in 2005 as Team Leader, Advanced Design, BMW Group. In 2007, he took over as head of Exterior Design, BMW Automobiles. Under his leadership, the BMW Z4, BMW 5 Series and the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé, presented at the Paris Auto Show, were created.
"I would like to wish Gert Hildebrand all the best for the future and thank him for working with us so well and so successfully", says Adrian van Hooydonk, head of BMW Group Design. "Anders Warming has the expertise, the necessary experience and the intuition to take the MINI brand, with the support of the entire MINI Design team, into a ever more successful future."
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01 dec 2010, 19:34

Ja, oktober 2011 voor de Coupe en maart 2012 voor de Speedster.
De speedster is natuurlijk een soort cabrio dus die moet je aan het begin van het cabrioseizoen (feb/mrt) op de markt zetten.

Maar het "speciale limited edition"model van de Coupe... als dat er zou komen... dat zou ik dan ook wel eens willen weten wanneer dat er is.
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01 dec 2010, 22:46

Is de Coupe/Roadster niet sowieso een soort limited edition?
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02 dec 2010, 00:03

Nee. Limited edition is dat je er bijvoorbeeld 250 of 500 van verkoopt. Denk aan de recente JCW WC50. Als de coupe en speedster inderdaad alleen als S en JCW geleverd worden, beperkt dat de boel wel een beetje, maar wereldwijd worden er dan toch nog wel veel van geproduceerd.
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