Styled by Anders Warming, the redesigned Cooper will feature a dramatic appearance with a steeply raked windscreen, an upward-sweeping shoulder line and a prominent grille.

Our spy photographers have already caught the 2013 MINI Cooper, but we're just starting to learn new information about it.

Styled by Anders Warming, the redesigned model will feature a dramatic appearance with a steeply raked windscreen, an upward-sweeping shoulder line and a prominent grille.

The car will ride on a new front-wheel drive platform that will be slightly larger than the outgoing chassis. No word on specifics, but the platform is reportedly flexible enough to underpin a 'proper' five-door hatchback - possibly the next-generation Clubman.

As before, a variety of engines will be available. The entry-level variants are expected to adopt a 1.5-liter three-cylinder that produces 130 PS (96 kW / 128 hp) and 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) in diesel and petrol guise, respectively. Next up, there will reportedly be a range of 2.0-liter four-cylinders from the BMW 1-Series. Lastly, we can expect a new turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol that produces 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp) in the Cooper S and 220 PS (162 kW / 217 hp) in the JCW.

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