Interior shot shows a new instrument cluster layout - replacing the Big Ben-like, center-mounted speedometer.
Here are the latest spy shots of the upcoming, third-generation 2013 MINI.
Most notable here is the interior shot which gives us a look at that new instrument cluster. Gone is the Big Ben-like, center-mounted speedometer in exchange for a more traditional instrument panel layout - tachometer and speedometer.
Compared to the current MINI generation, we can also see how the shape of the car will be changed. The car appears a little longer and wider, with a more steeply raked windscreen and upward-sweeping shoulder line. Other details include the smaller grille, longer bonnet and thinner A-pillars.
As for engines, entry-level variants are expected to feature new three-cylinder turbocharged units, both diesel and petrol, displacing 1.5-liters and producing 130 PS (96 kW / 128 hp) and 150 PS (110 kW / 148 hp) in separate configurations. Next will be a range of 2.0-liter four-cylinders from the upcoming 2012 BMW 1-Series.
For the Cooper S, a new turbocharged 1.6-liter petrol that produces 180 PS (132 kW / 178 hp) is likely while the JCW gets a similar unit with 220 PS (162 kW / 217 hp).