Set for an official unveiling in a few months, the 2014 MINI Cooper has been photographed once more.

Set for an official unveiling in a few months, the 2014 MINI Cooper has been photographed once more.

Although it's called a "MINI", the new generation of the model will be longer and wider than the outgoing version. It will also come with a longer bonnet, slimmer A-pillars and a smaller front grille. On the inside the center-mounted speedometer will be removed in favor of a traditional instrument cluster.

The base models are going to have three-cylinder TwinPower engines, while the hotter Cooper S and JCW models are set to make use of a 1.6-liter turbo gasoline engine. The latter will reportedly develop 178 bhp (132 kW) in the Cooper S and 217 bhp (162 kW) in the range-topping John Cooper Works variant.

A public debut should occur in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. 

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